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Best boutique hotels https://www.visitdubai.com/en/articles/boutique-hotels 20190710T141235 20190918T132212:637044097323082158 Shop, Dine, Relax Dubai may be known for its big skyscraper hotels, but there are also plenty of boutique hotels filled with character for those wanting something a little bit different. From an art hotel with beautiful courtyards in our city’s oldest community to an urban oasis set within a polo club and a centrally-located hotel distinct Arabic vibe, there really is something for everyone. Boutique hotels with art galleries and close to Downtown Dubai

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Dubai may be known for its big skyscraper hotels, but there are also plenty of boutique hotels filled with character for those wanting something a little bit different. From an art hotel with beautiful courtyards in our city’s oldest community to an urban oasis set within a polo club and a centrally-located hotel with a distinct Arabic vibe, there really is something for everyone.



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XVA Gallery Art Hotel & Café

Stay close to Dubai Creek and explore the oldest community in Dubai at XVA Gallery Art Hotel & Café. The accommodation includes 14 unique and individual rooms, showcasing architectural and cultural motifs of the region. The rooms border three leafy courtyards where you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out for daily excursions. During your stay, be sure to dine at the hotel’s award-winning cafe, stargaze on the rooftop and explore the on-site gallery and boutiques stocking handmade wares. Many of the artworks on display, including those by resident artist Halim Al Karim, provide an insight into the art of the Middle East.

Cost: From AED220 a night
Al Fahidi Street, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
+971 4 353 5383



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Vida Downtown


If you’re after a chic place to stay close to Dubai’s top Downtown landmarks (we’re looking at you, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall), then Vida should be top of your list. Accommodation ranges from Deluxe Rooms to the spacious two-bedroom Boulevard Suite, which has a large terrace with views over the skyline. The hotel has complimentary WiFi, a pool, fitness centre and business desk in the lobby – and if you happen to be here on a weekend, the Friday brunch at the all-day dining restaurant 3 in 1 is a fun, poolside affair.

Cost: From AED500 a night
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 428 6888



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Noon Hotel Apartments

Just minutes from Mall of the Emirates is Noon Hotel Apartments, a tribute to Arabian art. The hotel was named after the Arabic letter which has great meaning in Islamic culture. It comprises one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites, as well as a restaurant, pool and sauna. The real highlight is the on-site gallery, which exhibits the works of artists Najat Makki (UAE) and Khaled Slimane (Tunisia). The gallery also hosts special exhibition evenings throughout the year.

Cost: From AED500 a night
Al Barsha 1
+971 434 77676



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Manzil Downtown Dubai

A stone’s throw from Vida is the equally charming Manzil Downtown Dubai, which takes a decidedly more Arabic approach in its interior design, with Arabian letter artwork stencilled above the beds and hanging on the walls of each room and suite. It has four room types – from Deluxe Rooms to the Burj View Suite – with in-room spa treatments available. There’s also a pool with a sundeck and skyline views, fitness centre. Located in the centre of the property is The Courtyard restaurant – eating Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine surrounded by the hotel’s sandstone walls makes for a nice escape just a hop, skip and a jump from Burj Khalifa.

Cost: From AED500 a night
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 428 5888



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Meliá Desert Palm

Rolling green fields, luxurious rooms and stand-out service – the intimate setting of Meliá Desert Palm (located at the lush Desert Palm Polo Club) makes this boutique offering a standout escape. There’s 38 rooms ranging from the Palm Deluxe Rooms with views over the pool and gardens, to 585sqm Villa Layali, complete with its own open-air courtyard and pool. For relaxation it’s hard to go past a complete treatment at the on-site Lime Spa.

Cost: AED600 a night
Desert Palm, Al Awir Rd, Warsan 2
+971 4 323 8888



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Al Seef Heritage Hotel

Ideally nestled in the heart of the Al Seef development by Meraas, Al Seef Heritage Hotel is where the beauty traditional architecture meets modern day luxury. Situated closely to iconic attractions such as The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, it truly is a great way to experience the best of Emirati hospitality. With a range of delicious restaurants, activities and more nearby, you’ll find it hard to leave.

Cost: FromAED300 a night
Al Seef, Dubai Creek
+971 4 707 7077

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