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What We Love

  • Extra perks such as 24-hour on-call butler service, a free city shuttle bus, outdoor beach activities and valet parking, as well as Mercedes bicycle rentals
  • Two private beaches and stunning views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Abu Dhabi Creek
  • A choice of eight dining and lounge options, including a Marco Pierre White steakhouse, a late night cocktail bar and the Al Naba’a Lounge for afternoon tea

What To Know

  • Members of the Fairmont President’s Club receive free WiFi access; otherwise it’s $20 per day
  • The health club offers aerobics classes, and hair, nail and body treatments are available at the beauty salon
  • Lots of family-friendly activities (swimming classes, sand castle building, board games) but some of the restaurants have a minimum age

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Waterfront retreat overlooking Abu Dhabi Creek with butler service and tons of outdoor activities on two private beaches

The Lowdown

Within easy reach of golf courses, restaurants and Abu Dhabi’s main attractions, the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is a luxe waterfront property with not one but two private beaches. The 369 spacious guestrooms start at 484 square feet and combine marble floors, walnut paneling and bamboo-flower-print fabrics, and most offer views of the Abu Dhabi Creek and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Amenities include LCD TVs, Fairmont bathrobes and slippers, bathrooms with Le Labo products, and minibar refreshment centers. Rooms in the Fairmont Gold collection, a “hotel within a hotel,” come with perks including continental breakfast, on-call butler service and afternoon tea. Hit the beach to relax, or try your hand at one of the many activities, including soccer, badminton and outdoor trampolining. The hotel has an Olympic-size lap pool (with an adjacent Jacuzzi) and a covered children’s pool. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to dining, too, from top-notch steaks by Michelin-starred British chef Marco Pierre White to chocolate tasting in the Chocolate Gallery.

In the Area

Kayaking and paddleboarding are available at the health club and beach, and kitesurfing and scuba diving can be arranged through nearby outfitters. There are four world class golf courses within 30 minutes of the hotel, including the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, a 27-hole championship course just a 10-minute drive away. Try horseback riding or catch an Arabian horse race at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, which hosts as many as 16 races a year. Touring the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center is a must on any visit to the city, and another memorable experience is a traditional dhow sunset cruise. Many of Abu Dhabi’s premier restaurants are located in high-end hotels, including Catalan for Spanish cuisine and Zuma for Japanese favorites. In the evenings the Skylite rooftop lounge provides a stylish setting and commercial house music.

How to Get There

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Between The Bridges, Khor Al Maqta
Abu Dhabi, 114304 United Arab Emirates

Reviews

The best hotel we’ve ever stayed in!
Rob K

We had a 10 night stay here from the 1st of September to the 11th. What a hotel! Service from all staff was incredible! The views out from the Hotel towards the Mosque were beautiful! The food was exquisite! The facilities like the Pool, Gym and beach were first class! We weren’t ready to leave at the end of the holiday we enjoyed it that much! Whenever we are next back in Abu Dhabi there will only be one hotel we stay at and that’s the Fairmont Bab al Bahr!! Thank you!

Great pool
Wanderer486903

Amazing team and lovely staff , lockers room are so clean , amazing welcoming , ambiance is so great , lovely food , life guard are so helpful and looking after all guests, a big thanks to Elias Saad for his management and team cos always looking after us
Highly recommended pool for couples and family

Best pool in Abu Dhabi
Exploration815586

It was one off the best pool parties ever, had great time, better than Miami and Vegas, best table ever, luxury and classy set up.

Thanks a lot to Mr. Elias SAAD for this amazing pool party, hope this will be not the last time.