XVA Gallery, Dubai

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#12 of 44 in Museums in Dubai
Established in 2003, XVA is one of the leading galleries in the Middle East that specializes in contemporary art from the Arab world, Iran and the Subcontinent. Exhibitions focus on works by the regions foremost artists as well as those emerging onto the scene. The gallery’s artists express their different cultural identities and perspectives while challenging the viewer to drop prejudices and borders. XVA Gallery exhibits both locally and internationally; collaborating with galleries and participating in international art fairs, such as Art Basel Hong Kong, SH Contemporary, Singapore Art Fair and Abu Dhabi Art in 2014, in order to further expose Middle Eastern contemporary art.

XVA Gallery and XVA Art Hotel are located in Dubai’s heritage district, now called Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. XVA founded and organized the Bastakiya Art Fair from 2007- 2010 as part of its commitment to raising the profile of contemporary art practice in Dubai. For three years XVA was located in DIFC, and has now expanded itself in Al Fahidi.
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  • Its quite artistic place to visit! I loved Eggplant burger and spicy rice.😍 Walking through historical neighborhood will take you to Dubai 19th century 😍 Sitting under the tree and enjoying your...  more »
  • The XVA gallery in Dubai is a little gem very different from the rest of Dubai with its tranquility, nice exhibits and great food in its cosy little restaurant.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • A small gallery presenting works of various artists. If you want to buy a piece of art or just interested in learning about different small artists - I really suggest that you visit this gallery. It is located near Dubai Museum in the historical region, so it has a particular atmosphere that sets this place apart from other galleries.
  • Lovely piece of art but didn't really like the food. I haven't stayed in the rooms so not sure how likely its good to be in there
  • It’s location and the way it’s maintained makes it a place to dine .. the building is about 100 years old.. they’ve got cafe.. and hotel to stay in.. so old and felt so natural.. I loved the tree inside the cafe .. staffs were really friendly .. All together the place offers a soothing experience..
  • Great place for a coffee stop, right in the middle of a heritage neighbourhood.
  • Super calm and relaxing.

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