Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Boasting a private beach and marina, this stylish hotel offers an urban oasisof calm close to Abu Dhabi’s popular Corniche. If you are keen to explore thelocal area, the hotel is within easy reach of world-class shopping malls,attractions and sites of historical interest. There’s a cosmopolitan array ofrestaurants, all with marina views, whilst the contemporary BayshoreBeach Club offers something for every kind of traveller.

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

Located at the heart of the capital, a 10-minute drive from downtown. 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.

Premium All Inclusive 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 5:00pm-12:00am, 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 InterContinental 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, 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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Mar 29, 2020 SCharli1707 Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

We stayed here in March 20 but unfortunately due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we had to cut our stay short! We stayed in room 600 which had good city views. Incredibly welcoming staff when you arrive both from helping you from your transport to the front of desk in the lobby. All staff are polite, friendly and smiley which is just… Read more
We stayed here in March 20 but unfortunately due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we had to cut our stay short! We stayed in room 600 which had good city views. Incredibly welcoming staff when you arrive both from helping you from your transport to the front of desk in the lobby. All staff are polite, friendly and smiley which is just great. As we stayed during the global covid19 pandemic the hotel had to change their policies to comply with tourism laws in the UAE, we were well notified of the changes via letter in the room and through the messaging service on the TV. Cannot fault a thing with this hotel, it was spotlessly clean with professional friendly staff. The location is really good for shopping etc. The food was very good, good variety for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Would’ve loved to of had shisha in the Byblos sur Mer bar as the views were fantastic, maybe next time! Thank you again for making our stay welcoming & comfortable, wish we could’ve stayed longer! Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 Nader A Dubai, United Arab Emirates

AUH Intercont is a perfect blend of location, view, staff courtesy, hospitality , relaxing vibes, cleanliness and delicious food. Over and above and most important is the sense of responsibility to the importance of your needs. I was delivering one of my training courses there and requested at the last minutes to change the set up of my training… Read more
AUH Intercont is a perfect blend of location, view, staff courtesy, hospitality , relaxing vibes, cleanliness and delicious food. Over and above and most important is the sense of responsibility to the importance of your needs. I was delivering one of my training courses there and requested at the last minutes to change the set up of my training room from U shaped to round tables for 30 participants. A 60 minutes job done in just 20. The lady managing the banquet (A banquet manager) took her jacket to work with the staff. You don't see that frequently. My sincere appreciation. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 dianebL9885JS Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We have just returned from our weekend break. This hotel is fabulous with its own private beach and 2 pools . 1 in the Bayshore and 1 on the 3 floor in the hotel . The rooms were really nice with very attentive housekeeping. Nothing was too much trouble . The hotel staff are very helpful and polite and the hotel itself was spotlessly clean which… Read more
We have just returned from our weekend break. This hotel is fabulous with its own private beach and 2 pools . 1 in the Bayshore and 1 on the 3 floor in the hotel . The rooms were really nice with very attentive housekeeping. Nothing was too much trouble . The hotel staff are very helpful and polite and the hotel itself was spotlessly clean which is very reassuring at the moment . We ate in the Belgian Bar and the Circo which were both amazing We are planning to return soon to visit the other restaurants . The breakfast was also delicious and everything was cooked fresh for us. Highly recommend this hotel Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 HOLIDAYSRUS1 Weymouth, United Kingdom

We arrived early morning on 10 March and our room was ready for us which was excellent. The room was good and had everything we needed. The beach area was lovely and we enjoyed lunches at the Bayshore restaurant. The Selections restaurant was of a very high quality with lots of choices. The staff there were lovely and very friendly, especially… Read more
We arrived early morning on 10 March and our room was ready for us which was excellent. The room was good and had everything we needed. The beach area was lovely and we enjoyed lunches at the Bayshore restaurant. The Selections restaurant was of a very high quality with lots of choices. The staff there were lovely and very friendly, especially Jayme and Akshsay, aka Mr Drizzle! We enjoyed Byblos Sur Met restaurant. It was interesting to try Leabonese food. The restaurant manager Kamal, was very attentive and informative. For us the best restaurant was Circo, the Italian. The food was exceptional and we were served by Errol who went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. We were disappointed we could not go out to see the sights because of the Coronavirus but were very well looked after at the hotel. Thank you to you all and stay safe. Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 davino71 cork,ireland

My wife and I spent a lovely night away at this hotel. We had been a few times before and really enjoyed the experience so we decided to return and get a little break from all the doom and gloom that's around at the moment. From the moment we arrived we were received a warm welcome. We booked a club room and were upgraded to a suite which was… Read more
My wife and I spent a lovely night away at this hotel. We had been a few times before and really enjoyed the experience so we decided to return and get a little break from all the doom and gloom that's around at the moment. From the moment we arrived we were received a warm welcome. We booked a club room and were upgraded to a suite which was really plush. Early check in was no problem and as the pool/beach was closed due to Government restrictions we headed to the club lounge for the complimentary afternoon tea which was really nice and relaxing with lovely sandwiches and cakes. We then enjoyed a leisurely stroll along the marina followed by a happy hour drink in the sun at the Belgian beer cafe. The evening was spent firstly back in the club lounge for the evening drinks and snacks. The service was outstanding and a special mention to Vince and Ryan who made it a memorable evening. They really made us feel welcome and looked after our every need. Then back to the Belgian beer cafe for a night cap. We had a lovely breakfast in the morning before checking out where we were greeted by more warm smiles. We will be back. Read less