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 the award-winning Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar or dine in style at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill. Cedar Lounge 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. 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 (valid for travel dates 20 Jun–30 Sep '18): includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at CuiScene Restaurant. The Pool Bar will be serving free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits from 10:00am-7:00pm. Snacks are available from 4:00pm–6:00pm daily. The Sport Café will also be serving free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, water and selected wine, beer and spirits from 7:30pm-11:00pm.

Friday Brunch is included in the package without any extra supplement. A 50% discount applies in any of the hotel outlets on Full Board including alcohol and in-room dining. Mini-bar is excluded.

Half Board option: includes lunch or dinner. Beverages are not included and will be charged separately. On Fridays the Half Board privileges are restricted to dinner only.  

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), Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Cedar Lounge (Lebanese cuisine), Chameleon (bar, sushi), Al Naba’s Lounge, Poolside, Café Sushi, Puesta del Solm (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 saloon* 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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May 20, 2019 nazh London, United Kingdom

The grand entrance, the overwhelming spell Binding aroma of the lobby, the cleanliness of every single surface you instantly fall in love. With a deep breath of relaxation we checked in and made our way to our room. 5* all way with the contemporary and pristine bathroom, bed and fittings. The next day off the the pool which is perfectly sized… Read more
The grand entrance, the overwhelming spell Binding aroma of the lobby, the cleanliness of every single surface you instantly fall in love. With a deep breath of relaxation we checked in and made our way to our room. 5* all way with the contemporary and pristine bathroom, bed and fittings. The next day off the the pool which is perfectly sized - not too small or too big! Plenty of beds and all with well fitted covers that are clean. The thing i really MUST comment on is the FOOD! from room service to the sports bar the incredible awe inspiring tent to Frankies. Each and every single mouthful of food we devoured was just mouth watering delicious. I could write so much more however to really quantify - amazing value for money. We were sad to leave and 100% will be going back. Read less
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May 20, 2019 CycleSean Penang, Malaysia

I’d definitely recommended this hotel for business travelers - everything you need is located here and service is fantastic. Rooms are a decent size and relatively up to date but the bathrooms are the big winner at this hotel. Restaurants onsite offer a nice choice but prices are expensive to say the least. The breakfast is fantastic but the… Read more
I’d definitely recommended this hotel for business travelers - everything you need is located here and service is fantastic. Rooms are a decent size and relatively up to date but the bathrooms are the big winner at this hotel. Restaurants onsite offer a nice choice but prices are expensive to say the least. The breakfast is fantastic but the dining area is small and feels tight. It rained one morning during my stay and this closed the outside dining terrace resulting in long queues for indoor seating for breakfast. The only real drawback is the location as there really isn’t much that’s close by to this hotel. Read less
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May 19, 2019 Binaqeel Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Poor Ambience, Food is Cold and at some stations not enough food is present For instance The lamb Rice station the chef disbursed the meat so you don’t get what you will like to eat One variety of dates was served Service is poor I noticed one trainee attendant ( Charles) who was active and doing his best to serve the people The buffet is not… Read more
Poor Ambience, Food is Cold and at some stations not enough food is present For instance The lamb Rice station the chef disbursed the meat so you don’t get what you will like to eat One variety of dates was served Service is poor I noticed one trainee attendant ( Charles) who was active and doing his best to serve the people The buffet is not worth the amount one has to pay, I hope I won’t return back for a meal at the Ramadan Tent Read less
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May 19, 2019 kbar4040

Amazing holiday could not fault anything. Staff were all amazing but a special mention to Saman for his help with our suitcases on arrival and departure lovely guy. Michael from the concierge desk amazing guy helped with trip to Yaz mall and ferrari world such a helpful pleasant guy. Massive shout out to Mahesh from the pool bar and beach,… Read more
Amazing holiday could not fault anything. Staff were all amazing but a special mention to Saman for his help with our suitcases on arrival and departure lovely guy. Michael from the concierge desk amazing guy helped with trip to Yaz mall and ferrari world such a helpful pleasant guy. Massive shout out to Mahesh from the pool bar and beach, nothing was a problem to him serving us with food and drinks on the beach. He came back and forward all day checking if we needed anything nd if we were happy amazing young man credit to the hotel. Next another massive shout out to the following people. Sanjeev from the pool bar who took care of our needs very pleasant hard working man. James from the sports bar very helpful pleasant young man. Lastly Laxmi from the sports bar a massive credit to the hotel lovely young lady with the most infectious smile so warm and welcoming and nothing was a hassle to her. Francs from the Italian reastuarnt was another amazing member of staff catering to our evey needs, again so warm and welcoming. The house keeping staff made the room so welcoming and comfortable turning down the sheets every evening. We were made to feel very important during our stay. All the staff we came into contact with were great Visited during Ramadan but this did not effect our stay. Would highly recommend this hotel and will most definately be returning before the end of this year. Great work guys keep it up. Read less
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May 19, 2019 Safiya103

Amazing service ! Loved the staff .. Roy Gonzales & Kumar Rubina from the house keeping were very sweet and nice and surprised us with our own teddy bears 💙💙 The rooms were clean and fresh and everything was well arranged ..