One of the first contemporary galleries in the UAE, XVA Gallery was established in 2003. Specialising in art from the Arab world, Iran and Subcontinent, the space exhibits works expressing various cultural identities while pushing boundaries and challenging perspectives. With a focus on pieces by the region's top artists, as well as those emerging onto the scene; from solo exhibitions to group shows and their Affordable Art Night, where artworks are available at AED 6000 or less.

If you're looking for a refreshment and somewhere to shelter, the XVA Café serves vegetarian food; including breakfast, salads, soups and sandwiches, as well as light dinner. Cool down with an ice cream, or a refreshing mint lemonade in the peaceful and charming courtyard café.