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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

Amazing experience
emiliyab2017

Such a lovely place, amazing service and attention to detail. Sudhan from pool side is amazing, Rey friendly all the staff as well. Highly recommended. ⭐️. Nice view to the Mosque and lovely pool. I love all the Fairmont chain.

Wonderful trip
natachaTA2019

What a beautiful hotel! The staff are so polite and helpful. Housekeeping left the room super clean every day (special thank you to Frank and for the impressive towels shaped into swans!). The choice of food was incredible, all tastes are accommodated. A+ rating in every respect.

Ladies night
Iman S

I was amazed by the food. The best lebanese food in Abu Dhabi. So tasty and fresh and also presented in a very nice way. A big variety of appetizers. Will definitely come again! You have to go there and try it out.