XVA Art Hotel

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An art hotel in the middle of the old city


Al Fahidi Street,Al Fahidi Neighborhood (formerly Bastakiya), near Dubai Museum, Bur Dubai - XVA art hotel website

I really love the XVA Art Hotel because it’s really not your classic hotel when you think about Dubai. It’s arty, fun, inspiring.

No big “palacy” luxury hotel here but a small (only 10 rooms) unique art hotel attracting an artistic crowd.

It’s only drawback is that it’s located in the old town and might not be convenient for you. It’s set away from the hustle and bustle of the town, in the old historic district of Bastakiya (also know as Al Fahidi), which has been perfectly renovated. It’s in a pedestrian area which makes it very quiet but, of course, a bit less convenient access-wise.

Be aware that there’s neither a pool (or a spa) nor business facilities. And it’s not an option if you’re looking for luxury: the rooms are nothing fancy but they are clean. It’s another kind of luxury we’re talking about: quiet and creativity.

What makes it interesting is that it shows that, if you’re looking under the glitter of Dubai, you can discover interesting authentic places like this one. And this makes it special.

I really recommend you at least go and see the hotel. There is art everywhere! Their patio is a fantastic place to have a drink when you finish your visit of the old town.

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