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What We Love

  • Sprawling marble bathrooms with curvaceous soaking tubs, rain showers and fluffy robes
  • Celeb chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s reinvented Indian classics at his Signature restaurant
  • The Yhi Spa—book the couples treatment cabin for a signature massage
  • The small but well-equipped rooftop pool and its panoramic views of downtown Dubai

What To Know

  • The thumping grooves of the hotel’s nightclub can be heard in guest rooms some nights
  • Located just 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the hotel is ideal for business travelers
  • Upgrade to Level rooms for special lounge access, an open bar, pillow and aroma menu, and early check-in/late checkout


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Dubai glamour done right, with an inventive Indian restaurant, two bars and a state-of-the-art spa in atmospheric Old Town

The Lowdown

While most Dubai hotels club you over the head with an orgy of bling, the Canvas oozes effortless wealth. The lobby atrium’s textural riot of buttery leather sofas, high pile carpets and low-slung loungers draws its sunset hues from the mod marble tables. Geometric wood panels, hammered silver art and copper wire bookcases lend a metallic sheen infinitely more stylish than the city’s default gold-plated decor. The understated guest rooms feel cocoon-like, with oversize upholstered headboards, curvaceous chaise longues and an earthy palette of chocolate, olive and toffee. Tech amenities include 42-inch interactive flat-screens, an in-mirror TV and iPod/iPhone docks. Glass walls open onto large marble bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep free-standing tubs. The culinary star of the hotel is Sanjeev Kapoor’s Signature restaurant, with its inventive modern takes on traditional Indian fare. Ground floor nightclub Mansion bumps house music (warning: Sound carries to the rooms on particularly rowdy nights). Recover on the daybeds surrounding the rooftop pool with its downtown Dubai views or in the Yhi Spa, which has a sauna, Turkish bath, salon and fitness area with a staff of personal trainers.

In the Area

Located in Dubai’s ironically named Old Town (the majority of its buildings were built in the 1970s), you’re well placed for exploring the gold souks, the galleries and cafés of picturesque Bastakia and the Dubai Museum, the city’s oldest building, which houses artifacts of Dubai’s fishing and pearl diving history. Dare to ascend the dizzying heights of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, then get a different view with a sail on a traditional abra boat. Indulge in the city’s favourite activity, shopping, with a visit to the Dubai Mall. It has more than 1,000 stores, an aquarium, an indoor Sega theme park and an ice rink fronted by a 30-acre lake with a dancing fountain/light show.

How to Get There

The Canvas Hotel Dubai, MGallery by Sofitel
23, Kuwait Street, Port Rashid
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


4.5 Very Good 3025 Reviews
Staff review
Reviewed 20 hours ago

Stayed @ the canvas for 8 days and I must say the best part of my stay there was the staff . Our house keeping
Staff Bisal was really respectful and kind . He always kept the room nice and clean. Ousman also from the front desk was very helpful to us . We took Hanifa for our trips and we will recommending him, to any one.
Thank you guys . U u made our experience in Dubai a wonderful one .

Visit to Canvas Dubai
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its our first time in here. First Impression of our visit here was beautiful. Canvas Dubai is one of the best hotels we have visited worldwide. Truly it has been a great privilege for us to stay in such a wonderful place. The Staff here is soo Caring , helpful and helps each of the guest with a wonderful and great manner. The staff shows great respect to every person and have a beautiful way of representing everything. The Housekeeping and hospitality is great and wonderful to be in a such great place in Dubai.

Reviewed 3 days ago

The hotel I very nice cool staff, but the receptionist are racists and they were so rude they didn’t allow my guests into my room , and told me it’s my problem,they ripped off 120AED tourism fee which I wasn’t informed earlier , which they didn’t take me anywhere or whatever and I wasn’t informed about , worst hotel I ever stayed in ,they delayed me (ritka,moasa.......) bad receptionists
So i almost missed my flight,

clean hotel, poor food
Reviewed 4 days ago

nice and clean hotel, rooms are reasonable, rooftop pool is ok but closes way too early at 7pm. music/bass comes down from the rooftopbar to the room till past midnight
half board option: breakfast is sort of ok but boring, dinner buffet is shocking, no choice at all (there are 8 hotplates which from 3 are sides), nice staff though. no english channels on a tv working apart from cnn, nobody could fix them in 5 days... oh yes and no entrance can be found to the hotel to walk in from the street (for a 5star hotel!!!) only taxis with an underground parking so make sure you use a taxi.... lol bathroom flooded from shover every day (we didnt care too much about it just put a towel there)
overall its a reasonable hotel for the kind of money cleaned daily, free bottle of water everyday etc, but metro is too far to walk (15mins) in the heat.
i have been around many hotels and this is more of a 4star with bad food i think.

Excellent staff
Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed in his hotel many time. It's my one of the best place. Miss Ritika was really amazing was very helpful. And miss Anuradha was so cooprative. My one of the best place is roof top Estellas and signature restaurant. All staff in this hotel. Really taking care for me. Treat me like their family.