Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

This quality stylish hotel is right on the private beach with its own marina and offers all kinds of activities. There's a cosmopolitan array of restaurants. Close to popular shopping malls and within easy reach of many local attractions and sites of historical interest.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Suitably close to popular shopping malls and within easy reach of many local attractions and sites of historical interest. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

390 spacious, modern and stylish guest rooms and suites on 19 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, alarm/clock radio, telephone, tea/coffee maker, high-speed Internet access*, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 infant or child.

All Inclusive Standard option: includes three buffet meals in Selections and selected beverages of non-alcoholic, coffee/tea, wines, beers, and regular house spirits (vodka, whisky, rum, gin, brandy) during the below times at each outlet. This package excludes menu from room service, mini-bar, ice cream and Friday Brunch at both the Marina and Byblos sur Mer.

Please note: alchohol is served during the following times - Selections: 12:30pm-10:00pm, Chamas: 6:00pm-10:00pm, Coffee and cakes 12:00pm-10:00pm, The Bayshore 11:00am-6:30pm and Aquarius 11:00am-6:30pm.

All Inclusive Premium option: includes set menu and beverage service at below times at each outlet. This package excludes menu from room service, mini-bar, ice cream and Friday Brunch at both the Marina and Byblos sur Mer.

Please note: alchohol is served during the following times - Selections: 12:30pm-10:00pm, Byblos Sur Mer 12:30pm-10:00pm, Circo 12:00pm-22:00pm, Cho Gao 12:00pm-10:00pm, Fishmarket 12:30pm-10:00pm, Chamas: 6:00pm-10:300pm, Belgian Café 4:00pm-10:00pm, Aquarius 11:00am-6:30pm, Coffee and cakes 12:00pm-10:00pm and The Bayshore 11:00am-6:30pm.

Half Board option: Includes buffet lunch or dinner at Selections (International buffet) restaurant.

Full Board option: Includes buffet lunch and dinner at Selections (International buffet) restaurant.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 infant or child.

Club City View/Sea View Rooms includes access to the club lounge with private check in/check out, cocktail hour and late check out till 4:00pm, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. Please note: Children are not allowed in the Club Lounge and an alternative venue will be advised.

Deluxe Suites with bedroom as well as a large seating and dining area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 infant or child.

Club Rooms include the following:

  • Private check in/check out in the Club InterContinental Lounge
  • Buffet breakfast with a live cooking station
  • Five different food presentations daily including cocktail hour
  • Business centre area equipped with PC desk tops and PC connecting stations
  • High-speed Internet access in all Club InterContinental Rooms
  • Wireless Internet access in the Club InterContinental Lounge
  • Two meeting rooms
  • Late check out 4:00pm.

9 restaurants and 3 bars: Byblos Sur Mer (Lebanese cuisine), Circo (Italian cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Chamas (Brazilian cuisine, open for dinner), Fishmarket (Thai-style seafood, open for lunch and dinner), Selections (all-day-dining with regular theme nights), Cho Gao Marina Walk (Pan Asian cuisine), Belgian Café (open for dinner), Aquarius (poolside and beach restaurant) plus Piano Lounge (24-hour drinks and snacks). The Bayshore Beach Club has an infinity pool for adults with a swim-up bar, 2 kids' pools with a slide and a beach bar. Outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar and kids' pool on the 3rd floor. Gym* including Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and cold plunge pool. 2 floodlit tennis courts*. Table tennis*. Kids' playground and play room. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Shops. Standard complimentary WiFi (premium WiFi*). 24-hour room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2105)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peter Michael

May 20, 2019 Peter987M

Amazing holiday at the Intercontinental! great hotel, great staff and great service. Definitely recommend for couples, single or family. Me and my girlfriend went for 8 days all inclusive. I will be going back
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May 20, 2019 Abdelhamid B

Excellent service as usually, magnificient location, Several restaurants with different cuisines. The management should be very proud to have such excellent staff. Really the best hotel in Abu Dhabi Thanks again for everything.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating "Relaxing Weekend"

May 20, 2019 Tobycat19

Had a great weekend stay! Several restaurants with different cuisines. A good walk around area. The entire crew were very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are nice and clean. Breakfast was fabulous with wide choice of dishes. I look forward to visiting this hotel again.
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May 19, 2019 Abeer A

yesterday i visited byblos ramadan tent with my family . Great food and excellent service by sami , he is very caring, has genuine smile and always ask us if we need anything . Thanks for the service!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ramadan at The Intercontinental our 6th Visit

May 18, 2019 bessieSwansea Swansea, United Kingdom

We were originally a little apprehensive about visiting this time of year but we had a great time and would definitely visit during Ramadan again...we found it to be be quiet and as we were on holiday to relax this suited us. Breakfast in the Selections was excellent as usual the staff are very friendly and always happy to help. We stayed in a… Read more
We were originally a little apprehensive about visiting this time of year but we had a great time and would definitely visit during Ramadan again...we found it to be be quiet and as we were on holiday to relax this suited us. Breakfast in the Selections was excellent as usual the staff are very friendly and always happy to help. We stayed in a room facing the road....it wasn’t a problem for us we would of preferred a marina view as it would of been quieter and as the hotel wasn’t at capacity it would of been nice but it didn’t affect our holiday at all. We stayed on a Premium All Inclusive basis and I would definitely recommend anyone visiting to do this you can eat in all the restaurants there is a limited menu but there is plenty of choice we were a group of 5 and everyone one of us found it to be acceptable. The hotel now offers water sports at the beach my husband went jet skiing with our nephew and they both loved it they found the people running this very good they go out with you but don’t stay too close just keep a distance away to make sure you don’t have any problems they even take a few pictures of you whilst out on the jet ski which was great too and they post them on Facebook so you can see them. The best part of the hotel is the Bayshore absolutely stunning pool and beach area we spent everyday there and we were very well looked after by all the staff....a big mention to Sanda the lifeguard and Ellison, Hans and the rest of the bar staff who go out of their way to make sure everyone has a great holiday...every member of staff seem to enjoy working at the Intercontinental and always have a smile on their faces.....the management should be very proud to have such excellent staff working at the hotel they are a credit 👏👏👏👏👏. We can’t wait to visit again next year and I’m sure we will again have another great holiday we come back as the hotel and service is second to none which you don’t get everywhere....keep up the great work Read less