To understand the essence of The Canvas Hotel Dubai MGallery Hotel Collection, we must travel back in time to the 19th century when the Bani Yas tribe first settled the district in which we stand – Bur Dubai. Long before the city’s first skyscraper rose up like a mirage from the Arabian Desert, Bur Dubai’s earliest residents made living diving for pearls in the Dubai Creek and slept in modest homes built out of coral. After the discovery of oil in 1966 and the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971, everything changed. Bur Dubai’s sandy streets were rapidly developed and the district became the blueprint for the glittering, cosmopolitan metropolis we know today.
Our 5-star hotel in old Dubai pays homage to the idea of the city as a blank canvas – a place of constant transformation where even the most impossible dreams can become a reality. In particular, Bur Dubai’s dual role as a historic centre and modern trendsetter have inspired our own outlook, which is both respectfully traditional and fiercely contemporary.
From the moment you step into our glass-ceilinged atrium the stage is set for a memorable stay. Clear desert light filters down through eight floors to reflect off Helidon Xhixha’s polished steel wall art, a tribute to the beauty of Dubai’s night-time skyline. Burgundy leather sofas invite travel-weary legs to rest awhile and admire masterpieces by Emirati artists – proof of the city’s leadership in the spheres of art and culture.
Perhaps you will dedicate your time to exploring Bur Dubai’s heritage – through a visit to the historic Al Bastakiya neighbourhood perhaps, or with a Memorable Moment tour of the Etihad Museum. Perhaps you’ll embrace the fast pace of modern Dubai instead, with heady days in the nearby gold souks and Arabian nights at our rooftop lounge. Either way, our luxury hotel in Bur Dubai is the ideal base for your Emirati adventures. In between discoveries, make your way to MYST Spa to recharge body and mind with a soak in the city’s largest private jacuzzi. Or revel in the tantalising scents and flavours served up at our celebrity restaurant, Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor.
Each boutique hotel in the MGallery collection tells a unique story, inviting guests to immerse themselves in tales of adventure, romance, history, culture, nature and more for the length of a memorable stay. Discover the high points of our story here.
Outside, an ever-changing cityscape punctuated by the smudged blue silhouette of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks. Inside, the contemporary style of...Read more
Modern Dubai is famously multicultural, drawing influences from east and west and combining them to create something entirely unique. The...Read more
Our leisure activities offer a invigorate fitness experience, fully equipped with cardio, weight and fitness area. So that our clients can keep...Read more
Trading, networking and the forging of new partnerships were all important reasons for the foundation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. The...Read more
Although the interiors and services of The Canvas Dubai reflect the glamorous persona of the modern city, our hotel also has great respect for Dubai’s traditional roots. These roots are inextricably linked with our trader forefathers, whose knack for bartering the best price has been passed down from generation to generation.
With this in mind, we frequently offer special deals that allow our guests to experience the excitement of an unbeatable bargain for themselves. Instead of pearls, fish, silk and spices, however, we present discounted accommodation rates, spa packages and restaurant deals. Keep an eye on this page for our latest offers.
A great hotel in a great area if you want to walk to ‘old’ Dubai. It’s a little confusing initially as the main entrance is in the basement, but you can figure it out eventually! Our room was a...
A beautiful hotel with great staff. Plenty of choice for breakfast and lots of restaurants to choose from. View from the pool bar on the roof is amazing! Check in was about an hour after advertised...
We went for our honeymoon, hotel was very good, clean & room was comfortable. Staff were very cooperative & helpful. Benny became my good friend. I love their service & food also. Hotel experience...
I stayed at this hotel for +21 days whilst transiting between UK and Hong Kong and to say my stay was great is an understatement. Ranveer’s team, in particular Cherry, Zahid, Beni and Reah made...
Very nice stay always with nice staff always supporting specially reception staffs at the front desk mohamad,Ratna, arriane and concierge hasantha always ready to help me I will comeback always to...
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The Canvas Dubai is located in the Port Rashid area of Bur Dubai, within a 15-minute drive of Dubai Cruise Terminal and Dubai International Airport (DXB). There are plenty of attractions to explore nearby, including Meena Bazaar, Al Bastakiya and the Dubai Museum. When you feel like venturing further afield, take a 15-minute stroll to Al Fahidi metro station or ask the concierge to arrange a taxi. Downtown Dubai highlights such as Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa are a 20-minute drive away, while business guests can reach the Dubai World Trade Centre in 10 minutes. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttles to La Mer Beach twice a day.