Fairmont Bab al Bahr

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

Virgin rating

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. Mazaj 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

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

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.


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 Mazaj Lebanese restaurant (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, Mazaj (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 (currently closed), 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (4995)
  • Very good (966)
  • Average (269)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Service

May 21, 2022 thania2018

Roy & Marie did a wonderful job with preparing my room to surprise me for my birthday. The housekeeping department delivered the best service anyone can hope for. I would like to thank the team for the joyful memory that I will never forget. Wish you all the best!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful service and staff

May 20, 2022 yonatanpaz Tel Aviv, Israel

The staff is really amazing and do everything to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. I would like to thank to Roy and Marie from the housekeeping department that helped me and got the stay enjoyable! The pool is awesome and also there is a private beach for the hotel guests.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absence makes the heart grow fonder

May 17, 2022 Penelope R

Two years delay did not dampen our excitement to return, and the Fairmont family in Abu Dhabi did not disappoint. The hotel is under going a discreet and sympathetic restoration, at no time during our stay did this impact our experience and we are looking forward to our next visit to see the transformation in full. Although you cant improve on … Read more
Two years delay did not dampen our excitement to return, and the Fairmont family in Abu Dhabi did not disappoint. The hotel is under going a discreet and sympathetic restoration, at no time during our stay did this impact our experience and we are looking forward to our next visit to see the transformation in full. Although you cant improve on perfection ie the members of staff who make your stay special. We visited during the Eid Al-Fitr period of Ramadan Abu Dhabi has made a concious effort to make this religious time more inclusive for non Muslim visitors. We would not hesitate to return during this time in the future. The hotel remains our favorite irs centrally located, has a private beach, spacious rooms, clean and sanitised public areas with fantastic food and service. All you would expect of a 5* hotel and more. We've seen more family's visiring in 2022 rather than business guests Although the mix remains even which is a testament to the facalites, the hotel staff and its owners. Nothing is too much trouble definitely our home from the in the UAE 🇦🇪.. Our next visit must be with our grandson so he can take part in the children's activities and experience the dedicated childrens pool. If possible chose a creek room for the best view of the Grand Mosque, The souq and new Aquarium with its cafes and restaurants is only a short walk away if you fancy an evening stroll. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel

May 16, 2022 fayroozf2022

Actually we surprised when we see this beautiful touch in the room thank for you Mr gonzales Roy I will recommended bab albher to see the fermount hotel Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️ And thank you for all the staff who is working in this hotel
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great pool - but

May 16, 2022 MDAsia53 North Sydney, Australia

Why stay here? Its a fairmont, it has a great pool, view of the mosque, but it hasnt got much more going for it. Needs a refresh - as its so large, the common areas are vacuous and soul-less. Rooms are modern and boring, mattresses are excellent. Suprised they never turned the room down in the evening, even in the suite I was in.