On Saturday last weekend, an impromptu trip to the Bastakiya area was made. A historic district by the creek with winding lanes and wind towers – the ancient passive cooling systems.
I stumbled upon the XVA Art Hotel in Dubai on a Saturday morning. A small boutique hotel that could be compared to the likes of the currently trending Moroccan hotels.
Eclectic art installations. Cool design store. Luxurious patterns and textiles… *sigh* obsessed.
Here’s some pictures of my visit.
Branding on the fabric strips at entry way
Private dining area
Pathways to the courtyard
3-Dimensional art installation
Arabic calligraphy art
Eclectic Arabic art
Archways and ceilings. Check out the dried roses hanging from the tree branches.
More artworkon display
Crazy awesome installation in the courtyard
Artwork for (future?) display
Another little courtyard with seating.
Courtyard and entrance to the rooms
Surrounding the hotel
Doors and windows outside the hotel
A look out of one of the many exits of the hotel