Fairmont Bab al Bahr

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3603 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3603 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice room service

Feb 19, 2019 husainota Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I appreciate the dedicated work done with the room services and how they're bringing the attention to details to the experience. Roy & Frank made the extra effort to keep the room above expectation. The overall hotel atmosphere is inviting and calming, with friendly staff ready to help you at any moment. The hotel also has great restaurants and… Read more
I appreciate the dedicated work done with the room services and how they're bringing the attention to details to the experience. Roy & Frank made the extra effort to keep the room above expectation. The overall hotel atmosphere is inviting and calming, with friendly staff ready to help you at any moment. The hotel also has great restaurants and beach view abd access. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quality of service decreased a bit

Feb 19, 2019 Djam94 Lausanne, Switzerland

I am frequent customer at Fairmont hotels in MEA since almost 6 years. Fairmont Bab al-bahr is my best hotel compared to many hotels I have stayed in till today. However, the quality of service decreased a bit since it has been acquired by Accor group. I was very dispointed that time as It was 1st time that Fairmont reception manager call me at… Read more
I am frequent customer at Fairmont hotels in MEA since almost 6 years. Fairmont Bab al-bahr is my best hotel compared to many hotels I have stayed in till today. However, the quality of service decreased a bit since it has been acquired by Accor group. I was very dispointed that time as It was 1st time that Fairmont reception manager call me at 12:45 to say that I need to free the room within 10-15 min while I asked for check-out at 3-4pm since my flight was scheduled during afternoon. He was very taugh and not nice to me and this is new😔 I am always using Fairmont hotels because they often offer me early and late checkout for free when they have rooms and this is why I am loyal and prefers them. Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 Wael B

Excellent restaurant, everything fantastic the service and food. Especially every Thursday they have a generous seafood Buffet. We have been there a couple of times and enjoyed dinner. Other than seafood dishes you can find plenty of tasteful dishes, try to visit "CuiScene"
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Hotel- had an amazing stay!!

Feb 17, 2019 Vacation12849640582 London, United Kingdom

Hello, We stayed at Fairmont Abu Dhabi for 5 nights and received an amazing service during our full stay- staff was really helpful from check in to check out, housekeeping staff did an amazing job especially Jules- in room dining was amazing and we enjoyed every minute of stay at the hotel. Rajan and his team members from concierge were amazing… Read more
Hello, We stayed at Fairmont Abu Dhabi for 5 nights and received an amazing service during our full stay- staff was really helpful from check in to check out, housekeeping staff did an amazing job especially Jules- in room dining was amazing and we enjoyed every minute of stay at the hotel. Rajan and his team members from concierge were amazing at helping at all times. We were upgraded to a room with a view of the Grand mosque and the beach which was amazing. Every morning waking up to the view of the mosque, the beach and the calmness have us immense pleasure and peace which is what we came to Fairmont for. This was our baby moon holiday and hotel made sure they had a lovely cake in our room both at check in and check out. We would highly recommend the hotel and will be returning to the hotel when we get a chance to revisit lovely Abu Dhabi. If you are looking to just relax, have a peaceful holiday and just do nothing else this hotel is the place to be as there is not much to do as such in the city of Abu Dhabi apart of visiting the mosque, the Louvre, mah be a couple of shopping malls hence we chose to go there. Many Thanks Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service provided by Roy and Frank

Feb 17, 2019 sadula175

We are really surprised by the service provided by the Fairmont staff specially the towel arts are very impressive and brilliant! We will recommend this hotel to my friends the best place to visit and we will always coming back in your prestigious hotel. Kind regards Chris and Inna