Located in Bur Dubai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dubai Museum and Grand Mosque. The Dubai Heritage Village and BurJuman Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km).
WOW!Pros: The XVA is a jewel and a great "find" from my perspective. As first time visitors to Dubai we wanted to avoid being overpowered by the bustling growth and development for which Dubai is often noted. Additionally, we were ending a rather lengthy tour around south Asia. The term oasis certainly fit our bill. The predominantly vegetarian offerings of the in-house cafe provided refreshing and much needed sustenance to our inner being while the decor and ambiance soothed our travel weary outer beings. The terraces were perfect for soaking up the "chill" of winding down in brilliant "alfresco" fashion while our ears were blessed by the background audio soundtrack.
If we'd stayed longer I could see this as the perfect place to initiate forays into sight seeing. Even without that intent being in Dubai's historical old town invited us to stroll its maze of walkways on warm, languid desert evenings. We look forward to visiting again.Cons: We weren't able to stay longer. As music lovers we couldn't access the hotels splendid playlist.