XVA ART HOTEL
In the midst of a city synonymous with glamorous luxury and over indulgence, it is refreshing to find a boutique hotel that demands respect rather than attention. With an entrance just off the beautiful stone side streets of Old Dubai, XVA Art Hotel is a refreshing offering in a section of the city that is often overlooked when searching for accommodation. Built within the Al Fahidi neighbourhood, the former home of the Seddiqi family sits comfortably along the Dubai creek and contains a lot of the cities heart and soul.
XVA contains thirteen unique rooms all beautifully decorated and distinctive of the artists who collaborated in designing them. Common areas, courtyards, hallways and the XVA Cafe are composed of unusual decor and anomalous sculptures. It all contributes to an interesting environment that is tasteful and a reflection of artwork found in the Middle East. XVA may not be for everyone, especially those visiting Dubai to experience it’s dazzling high life, but given the chance it does not disappoint in comfort and service. It is a memorable experience derived from a warm and homely interior.
Breakfast is included in most room rates and served in the XVA Cafe, the central courtyard which is also open to the public. Consisting of fresh fruits, pastries, tea, coffee and hot foods made to order. The menu has received praise by superstar chef Gordon Ramsey, who labelled XVA as his favourite cafe in Dubai.
The Al Fahidi Metro is approximately a 10 minute walk, giving you fast access to the surrounding areas, and one subway stop to the Red Line for downtown and Burj Khalifa. The boat docks of Old Dubai are a short distance and gives you fast transport (1 AED) across the creek to the historic Spice and Gold Markets.
XVA STANDS OUT FOR THE FACT IT REMAINS HIDDEN. AWAY FROM ALL THE BRIGHT LIGHTS AND CROWDS, NESTLED IN THE SHADOWS OF DUBAI’S HISTORIC WALLS, IT IS AN ODE TO A CITY THAT ONCE WAS. A CITY WE MAY NEVER KNOW AGAIN.
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