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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


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


4.5 Very Good 3830 Reviews
Reviewed 6 hours ago

Zalimar Quisay and Roy Gonzaler from the housekeeping department provided us with excellent service. We came back to our room filled with towel animals and they even went the extra mile and showed us how to make them! Thanks for making our stay special, keep up the good work. Would highly recommend the Fairmont as they go above and beyond!

Fantastic hotel and staff
Reviewed 13 hours ago

Beautiful hotel, excellent staff, super clean. Room attendants (Zalim and Roy) were excellent and super attentive. Left lovely towel art in out room.
I bought my parents here and they were treated like royalty from start to finish.

Great Hotel
Reviewed 13 hours ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Staff here are really friendly and want to make you stay more enjoyable. Nothing was too much bother. Hotel is clean and has a great private beach area. It is well located for both Yas Island and Abu Dhabi also very close to the Grand Mosque which can be seen from the Hotel.

Wonderful towel art
Reviewed 13 hours ago

It was really nice surprise with towel art cremated by Roy Gonzales and Zalimar Quisay

I advice you to stay in this hotel

Great experience. Will recommend to book and stay here.
The room is nice and food is fantastic.


Excellent hotel and staff
Reviewed 2 days ago

I recently visited Abu Dhabi for 7 nights and was recommended to stay in this hotel by my brother in law who visits every year and having now stayed there, I can say it has been one of the best recommendations I have ever had. It is a beautiful hotel with amazing views and most importantly the kindness and hospitality of the staff are without a doubt the best thing about the hotel. We were made to feel special from the beginning to the end including my 6 year old son, they are absolutely amazing with kids and go out of their way to help them feel at ease. In particular I’d like to specifically mention that Suraj Prasad and Vishal Mahat were absolutely amazing during our stay and really went out of their way to look after us, so much so that we felt sad to be leaving having made good friends with the staff. We try to visit different areas of the world rather than visiting the same place every year but I can safely say that after our experience here it will most definitely be on our list to visit again very soon.
I will be more than happy to recommend the hotel to anyone visiting Abu Dhabi and commend you on your staff as they are without a doubt a credit to the hotel.