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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 3594 Reviews
Fabulous Hotel
Reviewed 8 hours ago

Stayed for a weekend and loved everything about it.

Stayed on the Horizon club floor. Views are amazing if facing the Mosque. Enjoyed most of our time in the Sports bar although frequented the Chameleon bar one night and had the best shisha ever!

Would definitely stay again.

Extraordinarily service by Roy & Frank
Reviewed 12 hours ago

It was Extraordinarily service by Roy & Frank and very nice towel arts, these guys are very smiling, accommodating and excellent. I recommend fairmont bab al bahr the best place to visit! Once again thank you very much Roy and Frank for your hospitality.

Awesome lunch experience
Reviewed 14 hours ago

Good ambience, great food and highly professional staff. They had variety of dishes. The staff were so nice especially Mr. Ankit and Mr. Prasob. We were really satisfied by their food and will definitely visit again.

Brilliant service by Roy and Frank
Reviewed 17 hours ago

An excellent hotel!! We are really surprise with the service provided by Roy and Frank they are very polite, smilling and accomodating. Thank you guys :) hope to see you soon and hope we can get back here

Did not go the extra mile
Reviewed 18 hours ago

A more than pleasant stay, but in comparison to other 5 star hotels - no more than average. Perhaps they concentrate on the corporate traveller, but for the leisure traveller there was nothing that stood out to encourage a repeat stay. Room cleanliness and standards short on what you'd expect in a 5 star product