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. 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 (valid for travel dates 1 May–30 Sep '19): 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, 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 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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Nov 20, 2019 KNimesh Mumbai, India

Amazing property at a very good location. Rooms are nice and airy. Staff is excellent and ready to help always. Don’t miss the Lebanese restaurant one of the best in the town. Staff at reception, lobby, concierge and travel desk are always more than eager to help. Overall a fantastic experience.
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Nov 20, 2019 JUDEWYWH Brackley, United Kingdom

Cuisena is a fabulous restaurant. The food choice is amazing. Everything cooked to perfection. All the staff are so friendly and attentive. Kevin, especially welcomed us every evening and brought us a Bon voyage cake on our last night!
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Nov 20, 2019 marcpotenza

The staff was friendly and helpful from the the towel art by Roy Gonzales that greeted us on our arrival through the attention that was provided throughout our stay. The Rose 31 products are luxurious and were much appreciated. The view of the Mosque from the hotel was breathtaking. Looking forward to the possibility of another stay in the future!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Gold Stay

Nov 20, 2019 Abhi-u-r-foodie

We reside in the Emirates of Dubai and usually come over here for business plus leisure trips because of my wife's work. I personally like this property as it is just close to an hour drive from Dubai. So easy going drive for me ☺️. The location is great, they have a great pool and a wide range of restaurants to offer. What I really like about… Read more
We reside in the Emirates of Dubai and usually come over here for business plus leisure trips because of my wife's work. I personally like this property as it is just close to an hour drive from Dubai. So easy going drive for me ☺️. The location is great, they have a great pool and a wide range of restaurants to offer. What I really like about this luxurious property is the staff which make all valiant efforts to recognize and go over and above all to make you feel home. A few mentions whom I can recall Rangeeta, Charles from the breakfast, all the staff from the Japanese 🍣 place, staff from coffee shop who make great efforts to deliver impeccable service. The Gold lounge team as well does a great effort in making Fairmont Gold guests treated royally. Keep up the great work. Cheers😇 Read less
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Nov 19, 2019 wrncr

It was outstanding service provided by all the staff at the CuiScene resturent and would like to highlight the staff Wali and Dimuthu. Recommend for families with kids. Food was delicious and always ask for what we like other than available.