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

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Jul 16, 2019 Mark H Exeter, United Kingdom

We stayed for 4 nights in a Club Room on the 18th floor. From the moment we arrived to our departure the service and staff were excellent. The Club Lounge staff were all so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Service was superb without being instructive. The Club Lounge breakfast was great as was afternoon tea, evening drinks and… Read more
We stayed for 4 nights in a Club Room on the 18th floor. From the moment we arrived to our departure the service and staff were excellent. The Club Lounge staff were all so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Service was superb without being instructive. The Club Lounge breakfast was great as was afternoon tea, evening drinks and canapés. The room was spacious with great views and very clean. Everything you needed was provided. Plenty of dining options at the hotel and prices as expected in Abu Dhabi. The beach front was great with plenty of shade and loungers available. Location was good, taxis needed but it was June and at other times of the year there were some things that would be within walk distance. We have stayed at other Intercontinental hotels across the world and this is right up there. Thoroughly recommended. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good family place

Jul 16, 2019 Imtiyazkhan2019

Excellent Services, remarkable ambience, had visited with my family enjoyed. Kids had swimming and awesome weather in evening supported alot, good place to stay indeed. It was quite pleasure to see decent and cooperative staff,
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Most Amazing Hotel!!

Jul 15, 2019 KmcWestSussex West Sussex

Just returned from a weeks stay at the intercontinental Abu Dhabi, this is my 5th visit to this hotel, mainly because nothing is ever too much trouble, the staff are some of the most friendly I have ever met, Godfrey, the Pool bar manager is awesome! His cocktail skills are epic and and everything is done with the biggest smile ever, he is the… Read more
Just returned from a weeks stay at the intercontinental Abu Dhabi, this is my 5th visit to this hotel, mainly because nothing is ever too much trouble, the staff are some of the most friendly I have ever met, Godfrey, the Pool bar manager is awesome! His cocktail skills are epic and and everything is done with the biggest smile ever, he is the best! All the restaurants are fabulous, the option to dine at a different restaurant every night is such a treat. Pre drinks at the piano bar are essential, again, faultless staff. My husband and I didn’t leave the hotel for a whole week.... there was literally no need... we love love love this hotel and all the staff who are the kindest people ever... thank you all for making our trips always so memorable ❤️🌴☀️✈️🌎 Read less
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Jul 13, 2019 Mishaa04 Prague, Czech Republic

Lovely stay in intercontinental, clean, nice beach and pool. Loved the food selection, fresh and from various ingredients. Friendly stuff, Georgia at the front desk very helpful. Thank you and see you soon.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Summer Vacation

Jul 8, 2019 Amro S Hawalli

The place was amazing, Management and Facilities where great and room was excellent. All went perfectly. Hotel nearby Marina Mall which is big Mall. The private Beach on 3-5 minutes walk. Great kids swimming pool with water sliding Breakfast variety and quality was perfect