XVA Art Hotel, Dubai
With its three original wind towers, the XVA Art Hotel has an internationally acclaimed art gallery called XVA Gallery with works by resident artist, Halim Al Karim. Opened in 2003, the hotel which was the former home of the Seddiqi family also has an award-winning restaurant. The owner, Mona Hauser, has created 14 unique and individual guest rooms which showcase architectural and cultural motifs of the region. Located in the heart of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, the oldest community in Dubai, the hotel is known for its unique Persian architectural heritage. The public areas consist of three courtyards, which are air-conditioned in the summer months, are tree-shaded and tranquil, offering quiet corners for poets, artists and visitors alike.