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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Jan 15, 2021 SmileyCpt Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This is our favorite hotel in the whole of the UAE. Stayed again for Christmas and New Year weekends. We always receive the warmest welcome from all the staff, Anna overseeing our arrival is always a pleasure and Farida is always smiling and extremely helpful. Arnold is a great ambassador for the hotel and always goes above and beyond our… Read more
This is our favorite hotel in the whole of the UAE. Stayed again for Christmas and New Year weekends. We always receive the warmest welcome from all the staff, Anna overseeing our arrival is always a pleasure and Farida is always smiling and extremely helpful. Arnold is a great ambassador for the hotel and always goes above and beyond our expectations, ensuring we have a great stay. Brunch’s are always great fun with excellent food choice and attentive staff overseen by the lovey Vicky who also looks after us so well for breakfasts and other Cuisine meals. Super friendly staff at Maison Beirut and fun guys at Bridges Bar. Always enjoy the afternoon tea at the lobby lounge where all the staff are so friendly. Roy in housekeeping takes extra care of our room and makes great towel animals (the teddy bears were great). Looking forward to our next visit very soon. Thank you all. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing Staycation

Jan 15, 2021 376sunnyd

Got the best view from our room, overlooking the beach and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Accommodating to the needs of their customers. One of the best places to stay at to unwind. Great service and amenities.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel great service

Jan 12, 2021 N3100GFsaml

Been here for just about 2weeks. Hotel staff were very helpful and nice even after 20 package delivery from amazon. Breakfast is delicious with egg perpectly catered to my taste. I would defintely come back again. Cheers
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best experience ever!

Jan 12, 2021 Croydon_Rui_Dsouza

All the staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and were always eager to assist. Namely; Christine was an absolute legend with all the event related work and I am looking forward to my next visit here.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful location with a very comfortable stay

Jan 12, 2021 anu-22jk Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I loved my stay here. The staff were so accommodating. so beautiful inside out. amazing view, great variety of in room dining. Want to feel at home even when you are away, please visit Fairmont! I would definitely go back there!!