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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Apr 19, 2021 Nomad291320 Wels, Austria

This is a good 5 star hotel with a great service and friendly staff Great breakfast, fresh bread and many other fresh things The Concierge service is also great and they try everything if you need something
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Apr 16, 2021 daniellC4120BX

hospitality ☆☆☆☆☆ cleanness ☆☆☆☆☆ pool & beach ☆☆☆☆☆ View ☆☆☆☆☆ staff ☆☆☆☆☆ value ☆☆☆☆☆ special thanks to Mr. Qussai @ reception for a friendly staff to start a good stay he is your man. if you are looking for relaxing stay away from the city noise this is the place
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Apr 14, 2021 Fez1236 Glasgow, United Kingdom

We had a wonderful experience at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi. From day one when we arrived we were looked after by the Duty Manager Ms Farida Samedzade who was very welcoming and showed us to the room. She also advised if we required any thing to give her a call and she also made arrangements for the cot & hi-chair to be placed in the… Read more
We had a wonderful experience at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi. From day one when we arrived we were looked after by the Duty Manager Ms Farida Samedzade who was very welcoming and showed us to the room. She also advised if we required any thing to give her a call and she also made arrangements for the cot & hi-chair to be placed in the room for our baby. As a manger and leader Ms Farida led by example and provided us with world class service during our stay. As for breakfast I want to give a special mention to Vicky and Romar who both went the extra mile to make us feel at home and no special request was ever too much especially for our baby. I think both should be commended for their amazing hospitality and service. I think credit is also due to Roshan the manager at the Cuiscene Restaurant for ensuring that the team deliver high standards and most importantly service with a smile. Thanks also to Arlene, Joyce, Angelo, Kushpal, Tijo and the rest of the breakfast team. I would also like to thank all the telephone operators who attended to my daily calls. They were always very friendly and polite. An overall thank you to all the staff at the beach with a special mention to Sanjiv and Younis who always ensured we had everything we required from towels to sun loungers. I would also like to give special mentions to Jay and Ivan from the in-room dining team who always looked after us when we required anything. Also a big thank you to Vikas from housekeeping who cleaned our room everyday to a high standard. During these trying times of the pandemic I believe the hotel are doing an exceptional job with various preventative measures in place with regular sanitisation and social distancing. We have stayed at the other Fairmont properties in the UAE including Fujairah and Dubai but I have to say this has been the best. We will definitely return to our second home again at the next opportunity, hopefully during the Eid holidays. Read less
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Apr 12, 2021 A6385YTkimc

We have visited the hotel during the weekend and as expected, it will be a busy operation. However, you cannot see the pressure in the face of the staff because they keep on smiling and they greet you no matter how busy they are. We would like to thank Ms. Analiza for the suprise set up she have done in our room. Simple but very… Read more
We have visited the hotel during the weekend and as expected, it will be a busy operation. However, you cannot see the pressure in the face of the staff because they keep on smiling and they greet you no matter how busy they are. We would like to thank Ms. Analiza for the suprise set up she have done in our room. Simple but very heartwarming. Johnson for assisting us for our luggage and in making sure that we are settle in our rooms. And Manilyn, for being so kind and active the whole time we are in the hotel. She is so tentative for the guest needs and always smiling. We are so thankful for making our stay memorable and we are looking forward to meet you soon. 💗 Read less
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Apr 12, 2021 ibrahimsedik Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Room 335 first time with experience in firmont hotel was our honeymoon I can say it was the perfect choice for us . The hotel is completely amazing we love it, modern room clean with a nice amenities and cake with amazing view of the sea and the grand mosque the check In was fast. Breakfast was good food were delicious the staff greet us with a… Read more
Room 335 first time with experience in firmont hotel was our honeymoon I can say it was the perfect choice for us . The hotel is completely amazing we love it, modern room clean with a nice amenities and cake with amazing view of the sea and the grand mosque the check In was fast. Breakfast was good food were delicious the staff greet us with a smile, attention. I would love to thanks the guestrelation and housekeeping team as well and a big big thanks to Ms, Farida for her great warm welcome and attention for us since we arrived .this is literally the best hotel in Abu Dhabi. I would recommend to all my friends, Thank you for making our stay amazing Read less