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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 2983 Reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit hotel in Dubai with an amazing hospitality. Rooms are spacious with a great staff. Food was excellent. Would like to come back here and I would recommend people for a stay in this hotel..

To recommend an hided hotel gem in Bur Dubai
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful interior design hotel. Excellent buffet breakfast and dinner at the Indian Restaurant. Appreciate the tailored made service and the quiet location of the hotel.
There is shuttle service twice a day between hotel and La Mer beach community. Thank you we will come back.

Wonderful place
Reviewed 5 days ago

This hotel is just the peaceful place to be on Dubai ! I hope you will meet the amazing staff ! You can enjoy the rooftop with the pool ( plus Burj Khalifa tour view ) ! the room is spacious and clean !
breathtaking 😍

Good stay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed in this hotel for 5 night in this hotel. One of the good locations near to local market and lots of restaurants. Staff was at reception was very coordinated and polite. Thanks for great hospitality and regards. We will be back soon. Food I really like it specially at rooftop.

Absolutely beautiful stay over
Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my husband stay in the executive room, and we are really happy and satisfied to stay in canvas hotel, the service when we arrived is absolutely amazing, ratna from the front desk was helpful and attentive, shes very professional, the lady in the club lounge very friendly and polite, im sorry i forgot her name, and when we arrived to the room, we love so much, it was really beautiful,comfort and clean, all the facilities are available, the bathtub is big and the bathroom was beautiful, the bed as well, thank you so much for the beautiful stay over the canvas... for sure we will come back...keep it up the good work,polite and attentive, professional customer service from everyones. But we felt disappointed when we went to the restaurant for breakfast, the chef is rude when I ordered the omelete, i felt maybe because of im asian and im not european, but unacceptable. The waiter is attentive but i forgot the name.. overall everything is amazing.