Fairmont Bab al Bahr

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

In a prime location and boasting unrivalled views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Fairmont Bab al Bahr is the epitome of luxury. Everything is world-class, including service, the restaurants and leisure facilities. Guest rooms are a delight, furnished in contemporary style with all mod-cons. Upgrade to a Fairmont Gold Room and you benefit from Gold service too which includes dedicated check-in/check-out and complimentary Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks. There’s a health club and a beach club to explore, the former boasting state-of-the-art gym equipment, the latter, two swimming pools, one Olympic sized and beach games galore. Restaurants abound at the Fairmont, opt for the bustling atmosphere of Marco’s New York Italian, or dine in style at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill. Maison Beirut is probably the finest Lebanese restaurant in Abu Dhabi, serving everything from mezze to kebabs to tapas or feast on sumptuous buffet fare at CuiScene, which also hosts theme nights and the famous Fairmont Friday Brunch.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking a pristine and private stretch of beach on the canal. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

369 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, LCD TV, telephone, WiFi access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Fairmont Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years.

All Inclusive option (during Ramadan 23 Apr–23 May '20): includes buffet breakfast, buffet lunch or 2-course set menu at the Poolside Restaurant (free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits is available). A 3-course set menu dinner at Marco’s New York Italian Restaurant (free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits is available), or buffet at Al Andalus Ramadan Tent. The Pool Bar will be serving free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits from 10:30am-7:00pm. Bridges Bar and Marco’s New York Italian Restaurant will be serving free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits from 7:00pm-11:00pm.

All Inclusive option (valid for travel dates 24 May–30 Sep '20): includes buffet breakfast, buffet lunch or 2-course set menu at the Poolside Restaurant (free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits is available). A 3-course set menu dinner at Maison Beirut Lebanese Restaurant, or buffet at CuiScene Restaurant (free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits is available). The Pool Bar will be serving free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits from 10:30am-7:00pm. Bridges Bar and Maison Beirut Lebanese Restaurant will be serving free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits from 7:00pm-11:30pm.

Please note: Friday Brunch is included in the package without any extra supplement (however it is not available during Ramadan). A 50% discount applies in à la carte in Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Marco’s New York Italian, Café Sushi and Chameleon Bar. Mini-bar, room service, tobacco and shisha are excluded.

Half Board option: includes breakfast at CuiScene restaurant, including free-flow tea, coffee, water and juices (6:30-10:30am only). Lunch or dinner - international buffet at CuiScene restaurant (exclusive of beverages; 12:00-3:00pm for lunch or 7:00-11:00pm for dinner), or 3-course set menu at Marco's New York Italian (12:00-3:00pm for lunch or 6:00-11:00pm for dinner) or Maison Beirut Lebanese restaurat (12:00-3:00pm for lunch or 6:00-11:00pm for dinner). Reservations are required, subject to availability.

Full Board option: includes lunch and dinner (except Fridays). Beverages are not included and will be charged separately to the guest bill.

Should guests wish to dine in any other outlets (Frankie's, Cedar Lounge, Marco Pierre White, Sushi Cafe) a credit will be issued towards their final bill.

Fairmont View Rooms with views of Abu Dhabi Creek and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Fairmont Gold Rooms are more spacious with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Fairmont Gold View Rooms with views of Abu Dhabi Creek and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Fairmont Gold Superior Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Fairmont Gold Superior View Rooms with views of Abu Dhabi Creek and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Fairmont Gold Suites with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Fairmont Gold Rooms and Suites enjoy Fairmont Gold Service and benefits that include:

  • Butler service
  • Complimentary pressing of one suit, dress or kandoura
  • Complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and sundowners served in the private lounge
  • Sweets on seven

CuiScene (International buffet with theme nights), Marco’s New York Italian, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Maison Beirut (Lebanese cuisine), Chameleon (bar, sushi), Al Naba’s Lounge, Poolside, Café Sushi, Puesta del Sol (Latin lounge), Sport Café. Olympic length swimming pool, covered kids' pool, Jacuzzi. Health Club*. Water sports* including paddle boards and kayaking. Beach games including football, badminton, softball, volleyball and table tennis. Beach aerobics. Complimentary WiFi access available in public areas and rooms. Babysitting* (on request). 24-hour concierge desk. Speciality shops including souvenir shop, hair salon* and florist. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary shuttle bus to mall and local sights.

* Denotes local charge.

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Oct 31, 2020 ntravles

Our visit to Fairmont has been absolutely wonderful..they have a beautiful property with a private beach, water sports and great views. Special appreciation for staff they always greeted us with smile and made sure our stay was comfortable. Raimon in house keeping made sure our room was in tip top condition and always had big smile. Absolutely… Read more
Our visit to Fairmont has been absolutely wonderful..they have a beautiful property with a private beach, water sports and great views. Special appreciation for staff they always greeted us with smile and made sure our stay was comfortable. Raimon in house keeping made sure our room was in tip top condition and always had big smile. Absolutely recommend the place for a family getaway Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb, even in a Covid bubble!

Oct 30, 2020 jonnyheward

Stayed at Fairmont Hotel for just over 2 months due to work. Due to the work I was doing we were put into a Covid bubble at the hotel, where 80 or so of us were separated from the rest of the hotel. Because of this, we were given our own staff who were also not allowed to leave this bubble, no easy task for them! The staff were an absolute… Read more
Stayed at Fairmont Hotel for just over 2 months due to work. Due to the work I was doing we were put into a Covid bubble at the hotel, where 80 or so of us were separated from the rest of the hotel. Because of this, we were given our own staff who were also not allowed to leave this bubble, no easy task for them! The staff were an absolute highlight, constantly smiling and joking and making sure everything was perfect. Any requests we had, such as giving us our own bit of the beach, or giving us a gym to use, were handled expertly and I couldn't be more thankful. To name a couple, Sherazzi and Ali were exceptional, all our food orders were handled quickly and with no mistake and they really went above and beyond to make us enjoy our stay, and I really hope all the staff who worked within the bubble are recognised for the work they have done. Highly recommend for all travel, either business or for leisure! Read less
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Oct 30, 2020 ronaldgegegonzales Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We had a great dinner with excellent food quality and an excelent service we experience with Mr. Joshua Musaasizi. He is a very entertaining friendly person and will always visit you and will ask for any assistance. Thank you.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bent over bckwaeds with incredible service

Oct 30, 2020 Lucatravellerabudhab

Today was among the best days I have had in abu dhabi thus far. The hotel has an incredible view of the Grand mosque and the service left nothing to be desired. Kevin was truly the best in in staff and worked to make sure i enjoyed everything about the experience.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best beach day yet

Oct 30, 2020 stevemZ3208UM

Upon arrival the staff greated me with incredible warmth and the entire day I was taken care of by incredible service. Hats off to Kevin for an incredible attention to detail and good humor. Beyond the beach and incredible view, the atmosphere is unmatched with respect to the other options in Abu Dhabi.