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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing service and wonderful towels arts

Jul 22, 2019 Saeedalahbabi12

I really surprised with my room with an wonderfully set up towel arts it makes my visit feel special. I will be recommending it for my friends Fairmont bab Al Bahr a wonderful place to live and stay. Special mention goes to Roy Gonzales he is very talented artist and accommodating.
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Jul 22, 2019 baderahmadalia Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I loved it. I would definitely stay again and again. You will surely love the pool. Enjoy every part of the hotel. If you are a lobby lover, Fairmont bab Al Bahar got a huge one. The rooms are wide enough to let you enjoy your freedom.
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Jul 22, 2019 SydneySmurfs Sydney

My son and I stayed for 3 nights in a Fairmont Gold room - it was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was fantastic, as was the afternoon tea, hors d'oeuvres and sweet supper treats - all of the food was delicious. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly at all times and it was useful to have access to the computers… Read more
My son and I stayed for 3 nights in a Fairmont Gold room - it was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was fantastic, as was the afternoon tea, hors d'oeuvres and sweet supper treats - all of the food was delicious. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly at all times and it was useful to have access to the computers and library area at the Fairmont Gold Lounge. The hotel was in a very convenient location to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and also offered a free twice daily shuttle service to various locations in the city centre. We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing time by the pool and beach and would definitely here stay again. Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 JohnbrixBoco

The staycation we recently had was truly relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks to Arnold, the director of rooms who made sure my mom’s birthday and our little one’s first night out was a memorable one. This experience made us put Fairmont back on top of our hotel list the next time we go other Emirates - and other countries as well. Thank you Bab Al… Read more
The staycation we recently had was truly relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks to Arnold, the director of rooms who made sure my mom’s birthday and our little one’s first night out was a memorable one. This experience made us put Fairmont back on top of our hotel list the next time we go other Emirates - and other countries as well. Thank you Bab Al Bahr team. Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 metfyjah

I would like to say thank you to Roy Gonzales and Paolo odchigue for the additional set ups for my rooms. This vacation is very memorable to us . I will recommend fairmont bab al bahr. As one of the the best hotel.