XVA Gallery, Dubai

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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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  • Our Dubai city tour ended with a tour of the historic district. Al-Fahidi roundabout and Creek. There's still some equipped with wind towers and restored houses, where the Café is housed. Friendly staff and great food. Inside nearby Café can be stretched in a cool atmosphere. The food was very tasty and fresh.
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  • Art Gallery in Dubai in Dubai jewel Gallery, and was one of the first to view the art of the Middle East in Dubai. It is now one of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in the Middle East
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  • 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. Walk...  more »
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  • Beautiful place! An amazing mix between the art scene and the history of dubai! Good food in the restaurant and very nice hote
  • XVA Gallery is a gem in Dubai, and was one of the first to showcase Middle Eastern art in Dubai. It is now one of the foremost contemporary art galleries in the Middle East.
  • They have a hidden cafe inside. Art gallery and hotel in one.
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  • Gem exhibition in Dubai, was one of the first to view the art of the Middle East in Dubai. It is now one of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in the Middle East
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