Al Fahidi Neighborhood, formerly named Bastakiya, Dubai’s oldest area and a former prominent trader’s settlement, near the fort. Hidden in the heart of the historical Al Fahidi neighborhood on the most colorful and soulful Dubai Creek, XVA ART HOTEL is the former home of the Seddiqi family (Dubai’s Rolex dealers)- turned-boutique-hotel, which was revamped a few years back by Mona Hauser along with her artist and designer friends. Offering 10 individually designed suites or rooms, an award winning restaurant, 3 wind towers and 2 courtyards and a sultry lounge to its solace-seeking guests, this centrally-located hotspot is the city’s sexiest retreat and best kept secret.
In the time since XVA Cafe has been open it has already been hailed as ‘Dubai’s best kept secret’. Many return to XVA for the food alone – among the restaurant’s biggest fans Gordan Ramsay, who names XVA as his favourite café in Dubai. The café serves freshly-prepared vegetarian food including delicious salads, soups and cheesecake.The National Newspaper recently stated that XVA has the best cheesecake in Dubai!….don’t leave without trying the legendary mint lemonade.
XVA cafe is open from 7 am to 10 pm each day.