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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Aug 8, 2020 Naya005

The amenities were great. The hotel was very clean. The food was amazing and the staff is very friendly. The housekeeping was great but the room still needed some essentials such as hand towels but the shortage was understandable due to covid.
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Aug 7, 2020 hindo607

The life guard attitude is so bad the service is terrible threatening to call the security, I didn’t that I’m coming to 02 star hotel the pool service need big improvements and also the service it’s too slow no hygiene, why will have to queue to get in to the pool the worst pool for the weekend I would say
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Aug 6, 2020 AndreyM428 Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Night service is extremely late. Wifi is down during night time (completely). Ask them why? No firm answer received. I will be keen to hear explanation, with no response ever, whata nice hotel. The breakfast is mediocre. I’m realesed to be fine, but my family are still survivning. :(. Worst expirience ever, as platinum Marriott member. Boom.
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Aug 6, 2020 lorenafB8734TL

We stayed for one night during the weekend, the room was perfect for a family of two adults and two children, the attention during the check in wonderful. We attended the Friday brunch, and it was great. We could enjoy the beach and the pool, there was always someone taking care that the pool capacity were not exceeded at any time. Thank you Ana… Read more
We stayed for one night during the weekend, the room was perfect for a family of two adults and two children, the attention during the check in wonderful. We attended the Friday brunch, and it was great. We could enjoy the beach and the pool, there was always someone taking care that the pool capacity were not exceeded at any time. Thank you Ana Bistagne for making possible a great weekend! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel and nice towel art

Aug 5, 2020 131margieb

Room is very clean and nice stuff. And beautiful towel art. Made by: Roy Gonzales, his very artistic and approachableand very accommodating. I will recommend your hotel, the best place to staying here