Fairmont Bab al Bahr

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Virgin rating

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. Mazaj 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 Saturday Brunch.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

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.

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 Italian (12:00-3:00pm for lunch or 6:00-11:00pm for dinner) or Mazaj Bab Al Bahr (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 (Marco’s Italian, Mazaj Bab Al Bahr, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill and Café Sushi) 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

Complimentary shuttle bus to mall and local sights.

Mazaj Bab Al Bahr (all-day dining, Mediterranean cuisine), CuiScene (International buffet with theme nights), Café Sushi, Marco's Italian (Marco’s Italian by Marco Pierre White, traditional and authentic Italian dishes), Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, The Lobby Lounge. Poolside bar and Bridges Bar.

Olympic length swimming pool, covered kids' pool (currently closed), 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*. 

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sunny stay

Apr 18, 2024 Nadia Suliman E

We enjoyed the pool so much the staff in the reception is so nice all of them is smiling spicily Elisha and Michele also there is a lovely lady at the entrance that she welcomed us and took care of us to show the hotel
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Apr 18, 2024 Rami A

It was a truly wonderful experience, and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Qussai for his outstanding support and dedication throughout the process. His guidance made a significant difference.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our recent visit to Fairmont Abu Dhabi

Apr 18, 2024 FarAway60194867506 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Bab AL Bahr is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. The location of the hotel is very good for families since you will be in a quiet area also close to the city and Yas Island The staff there very helpful especially Mr.Qussai the reception Manager he welcomed us and was assisting us throughout our stay for any inquiries about .the hotel as well… Read more
Fairmont Bab AL Bahr is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. The location of the hotel is very good for families since you will be in a quiet area also close to the city and Yas Island The staff there very helpful especially Mr.Qussai the reception Manager he welcomed us and was assisting us throughout our stay for any inquiries about .the hotel as well as the city The check in and out were very smooth and fast. The rooms were cleaned and big. Great service. We will come back for sure Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel with amazing view

Apr 18, 2024 kareem h United Arab Emirates

Five stars hotel with Five stars service The rooms are big and clean. Service is perfect from the arrival until the departure. We were received with a warm welcome by Qussai and Salah, the arrival process was very smooth. We got a very nice room view. The hotel staff were very friendly We are coming back very soon. We will recommend this hotel to… Read more
Five stars hotel with Five stars service The rooms are big and clean. Service is perfect from the arrival until the departure. We were received with a warm welcome by Qussai and Salah, the arrival process was very smooth. We got a very nice room view. The hotel staff were very friendly We are coming back very soon. We will recommend this hotel to our friends. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyable stay with best service.

Apr 18, 2024 hiba a United Arab Emirates

one of the best hotel's in the town and services here more than excellent. also the staff are super friendly and helpful and would to especially mention Mr. Qussai and Mr. Ammar from the management team who really took extra care of us during our stay from the arrival to the last moment. our arrival was super smooth with full information about… Read more
one of the best hotel's in the town and services here more than excellent. also the staff are super friendly and helpful and would to especially mention Mr. Qussai and Mr. Ammar from the management team who really took extra care of us during our stay from the arrival to the last moment. our arrival was super smooth with full information about the hotel facilities, as well as the departure was fast and easy. will see you soon on the next holiday. Read less