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XVA Gallery

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11 May 2018
“One of Bastakia's many attractions”
10 Apr 2017
“Traditionally tasteful, eclectically delightful... a must visit sort of place.”
Established in 2003, XVA is one of the leading galleries in the Middle East that specializes in contemporary art from the Arab world and Iran. Its rigorous exhibition program includes works by emerging, mid-career and established artists who are...more
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Al Fahidi St | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The XVA Gallery is part of a hotel and cafe in the historic Bastakia area of Bur Dubai. One can pop in for around 10-15 minutes to just see the art forms and paintings (these are quite good and one need not stay here to...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I must be completely honest, Dubai left me a superb and marvellous shock as I was expecting something completely different to our experience. This place was one of those that contributed to this. Walking eastbound from the Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum) and into the...More

3  Thank rodrigoelp
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We dropped into the Gallery to see an extremely interesting art exhibition. We saw that there was a interesting looking cafe/restaurant in a beautiful old courtyard and decided to give it a try. What a spectacular surprise. There were three of us--hardened foodies one and...More

1  Thank Schipa
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Yep. A little gem in part of town that's pretty soulless otherwise. Quaint & cultured the way it should be not in a tourist way We stopped for breakfast after wading through some pretty ghastly junk shop streets. Lovely covered courtyard, artwork ... not expensive...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Spent the weekend at the hotel and there is artwork, museums and cafes all over the place. It was an great weekend escape from the city and to experience old Dubai. Enjoy!!

1  Thank litseyk
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Nothing outstanding art exhibits. But definitely worth a visit to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee relaxing in the bustling city; running your eyes around few paintings and sculptures.

Thank Anoop K
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We were drawn in by art works visible from the windows, and ended up spending the evening enjoying the atmosphere and tranquility of the gallery and restaurant. If you're looking for something different from glossy hotels and malls, this place might be for you. There...More

1  Thank Helen I
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I haven't been here for a few months now, but first of all is an amazing space in the middle of Dubai and specially in the middle of the Al Fahidi district. This gallery is inside the XVA hotel and it is a very dynamic...More

1  Thank rmcc83
Reviewed 31 August 2015

XVA gallery around Bastakia quarters is one of the many galleries that dots the entire neighbourhood of the Al Fahidi fort.

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I really liked this place. It was so fun to wander around to the various courtyards and look at the art they had on display. They also have a little cafe/restaurant and the food was great! If we are ever in Dubai again we will...More

1  Thank rperkinsphotography
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