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Fairmont Bab al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
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Why book...
  • Picturesque Location Overlooking the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Abu Dhabi Creek
  • All-Day Dining and Italian and Lebanese Gourmet Fare
  • Chic and Contemporary Guest Rooms, Villas and Suites
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The Fairmont Bab al Bahr is the epitome of contemporary style and glamour. Not only does this Abu Dhabi hotel boast a seafront setting and striking views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Abu Dhabi Creek, but also offers a wealth of impressive on-site facilities. Think gourmet dining, stylish guest accommodation, leisure amenities aplenty and genuine Arabic hospitality and service.

Daytimes revolve around relaxation, whether it's chilling out poolside in the sunshine, soaking up the views from the terrace, or indulging in the signature afternoon tea service. Plentiful family-friendly activities and sporting pursuits keep tots to teens entertained on-site. Exploring the local area is easy with a complimentary shuttle bus service to the city centre. Car and bike rental opens up a world of theme parks, water parks, cultural attractions, golf and shopping options.

The Five-Star Fairmont Bab al Bahr presents a total of 369 guest rooms and suites. All accommodation embraces an organic theme, with the use of marble, rich textures, bamboo flower inspired furnishings, and walnut wood panelling; which complements the modern touches and high tech features that enhance your stay.

Property facilities

Fairmont Bab al Bahr provides you with all the facilities you'd expect from Five-Star luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi, including an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool with poolside Jacuzzi, covered children's pool, a private sandy beach, ballroom, eight bars, lounges and restaurants, concierge, babysitting on request, car rental, Mercedes bike rental, complimentary city shuttle bus, complimentary valet parking, 24 hour laundry service, and Wi-Fi high speed internet access throughout the hotel.

Food, drink & entertainment

The on-site restaurant and bars offer a world of flavours to tempt your palette. Cuiscene offers all day dining with local and international dishes served from five cooking stations. Poolside offers a menu of gourmet snacks and hamburgers. Tuck into your favourite steak and English dishes from the celebrity chef inspired menu in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill. Pasta and pizzas are freshly baked to order in the casual setting of Frankie's Italian Restaurant. Dine indoors or al fresco on authentic Lebanese mezze, kebabs and tapas at the Cedar Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge. Al Naba's Lounge sits at the heart of the hotel and offers a wide selection of tea blends, an afternoon tea experience and a dedicated tea sommelier. Watch the master chocolatiers create delightful confectionery in The Chocolate Gallery. Indulge in exquisite wines, vintage champagnes and signature cocktails in the chic surroundings of the Chameleon.

Sport, games & activities

Keeping up your fitness regime during your stay is simple; the Health Club offers a state of the art fitness centre with all the latest gym equipment and personal trainers. Guests also have access to kayaking, paddle boarding and beach sports on-site. Five championship golf courses, an equestrian club, off-road driving and Gulf coast boat cruises are available nearby too. Child friendly activities include swimming classes, beach football, badminton and softball, an outdoor trampoline, aquatic iceberg, and table tennis. Teenagers get a look in too with water sports and activities aplenty.

Room facilities

The accommodation options at Fairmont Bab al Bahr range from Fairmont and Fairmont View Rooms, Deluxe King and Deluxe King View Rooms, One Bedroom and One Bedroom View Suites, to Fairmont Gold Premium, Fairmont Gold Signature and Fairmont Gold Vista Suites, and Presidential and Royal Suites. Room highlights include air conditioning with digital climate control, interactive TV and media panels, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, international adaptor, in-room safe, high speed internet access, bathroom with Le Labo luxury bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers, mini bar refreshment centre with premium food and drink choices, magazines and newspapers, tea and coffee maker, and two phone lines with personal voice mail. Fairmont Gold guest benefit from additional in-room facilities, a dedicated concierge team, 24-hour on-call butler service and access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge.

Combine a sophisticated city break with a dreamy beach holiday in glamorous Abu Dhabi. This modern metropolis is home to gleaming skyscrapers, palm-lined boulevards and so much green space that it's known as Garden City of the Gulf.

Go shopping in futuristic malls or old fashioned souks, where you can pick up exotic spices, textiles and gold. Take advantage of world class spas, top notch golf courses and delicious cuisine. Check into some of the most impressive hotels on the planet, relax and enjoy impeccable levels of service. The coastline here is as pristine as the accommodation, with strips of white sand lapped by bathwater-warm seas. Head out of the city and find yourself in spectacular desert landscapes that have to be seen to be believed.

All this and year round sunshine make Abu Dhabi one of the world's most up and coming holiday destinations – time to discover it before everyone else does.

Abu Dhabi facts
Flight time:
7 hours
Time difference:
4 hours
United Arab Emirates dirham
Flying from: Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle
Best time to go

Abu Dhabi's desert climate means it's warm all year round, but it can get really hot in the height of summer. Visit from November to March for comfortable highs of around 25°C.

Things to do

There's so much to do on holiday in Abu Dhabi; from shopping to snorkelling, sandboarding to golfing or strolling along the seafront Corniche. Head to the atmospheric souks for a traditional local experience, or go straight to the malls for designer treats. Find your own hideaway with a boat trip to the gorgeous secluded islands off the clear coastline, or head under water and discover stunning coral reefs. Visit the Heritage Village for falconry and lessons in the Bedouin way of life.

Food & drink

The food and drink in Abu Dhabi is first class – and so is the service. Most hotels offer an excellent choice of international cuisine in-house. Elsewhere, the local food is aromatic and incredibly tasty. Coffee are integral to life in Abu Dhabi and many also serve up shisha pipes.

In the evening

Abu Dhabi remains quieter in the evenings than its nearby neighbour Dubai, but there's still plenty to do. Many hotels have on site bars and clubs and there are an increasing number of late night venues elsewhere in the city. Start an evening with a stroll along the atmospheric Corniche and you'll find somewhere to suit your mood – whether it's a chilled out meal on the seafront or a late night out. Please keep in mind that alcohol consumption is allowed only in bars and on other designated premises and that drinking on the street or in other public places is strictly prohibited.

Health & entry requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office ( website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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Hotel features
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness Centre
  • Beach Location
  • Private Beach
  • Internet Access
  • Free Shuttle Bus
  • Wi-Fi
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