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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We are loyal Fairmont Hotel users and this Fairmont did not disappoint. Out stay was for 3 nights over Christmas. We attended the Christmas lunch which exceeded our expectations. The staff at the Hotel were very friendly, polite and nothing was too much trouble. The facilities are beautiful. We could not have enjoyed our stay more.

a wonderful time at a wonderful place. excellent place to have a nice time and relax. received very good service and had very good food. the location is excellent . very spacious room and all the facilities. very nice a pool and beach area. a nice place for a private party and meetings.

I have visited Abu Dhabi before and only stayed at the Etihad Towers. I was therefore a little apprehensive about staying at the hotel for 7 days. However the hotel and particularly the staff are absolutely fantastic. I would definitely consider staying at the hotel again. Our room was upgraded to a junior suite with views of the grand mosque, it was fantastic. All the staff on floor 7 are very helpful and efficient. I would like to thank Chathura in housekeeping who made our stay even better.

Not cheap but a good quality stay and stunning sunset view of the famous mosque. All very good quality and depending on your deal get half board or at least Gold service otherwise it is expensive. Not loads to do in Abu Dhabi compared to Dubai but a great relaxing stay all the same. Only Quibble was the beds could have been more comfortable.

Check in a bit too lengthy, very officious hotel, certainly not laid back as you'd want if on holidays. Beautiful views, well as appointed room, amenities OK but not stand out. Location a bit far from significant shopping malls but still reachable. Has a nice cafe area adjacent to reception.

The Hotel has contemporary finishes with Excellent service. Relaxed environment like an island resort. The heated pool is a nice touch on the beach. Variety of Water-sports available for all ages. Congratulations to the concierge team for making the guests feel very comfortable whilst attending to them.

We stayed over here on the way back from a trip to Australia. We have long been fans of Fairmont and so we booked this with enthusiasm. My initial impressions were just a little negative - the hotel has been around for about 9 years I think and this is showing to a degree in some areas. Chipped veneer on furniture, staining on mirrors/shower screens etc. These are small things but noted when measuring up to a 5 star rating, and it should be noted that surfaces were always clean. That said, these small issues are more than compensated for by the excellent staff, who without exception have been pleasant and helpful. Being able to communicate with the hotel by text was an option I particularly liked and was always followed up swiftly. Food was also excellent, in particular the breakfast buffet which caters for every possible conceivable taste with excellent quality

We stayed 3 nights at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and were very satisfied with the hotel & service. Tip: The Sushi at Café Sushi is delicious, we were sitting at the conveyor belt sushi and the two cooks were preparing all the time wonderful surprises especially for us. Thank you very much to Chandan, who did a great job and made our stay unforgettable.

Room 860 - Williams Having returned on 31st Dec'17 from a fabulous 7 night stay at this fabulous hotel, I would like to say, "Yes I would recommend it to friends". The staff were excellent, rooms were spotlessly cleaned every day, privacy respected. Big thank you to Vikas for the excellent poolside service. There were enough sun loungers to be had no matter what time of day you went down, no need to rush out at 6am to put a towel down! Thank you to the Gold Reception Team, I dealt with Mariam regularly and she was always polite / helpful and she knew our names! I will return later in the year; September / October. The only negative I would say is that there needs to be a Beauty Spa within the hotel considering its 5* status. I am used to having at least 2 / 3 treatments whenever I go away.

I stayed at this hotel for a week and had a really lovely time. The service and staff around the hotel are extremely helpful and always have a smile on their face. We also had a room on the 4th floor, and the space in the room was amazing and our housekeeper Roy Gonzales was very helpful and always left out pretty towel swans and elephants. The overall service around the hotel was very good and everyone was always smiling and waiting to say good morning or hello. I would definitely recommend this Hotel we all had a great time.

Between The Bridges, Khor Al Maqta Abu Dhabi

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is a short stroll from Al Maqtaa Fort and The Souq at Qaryat Al Beri. This 369-room, 5-star hotel has a private beach along with an outdoor pool and a 24-hour health club. On the waterfront, it's also near Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Sheikh Zayed Stadium.


There are ample dining options with 8 onsite restaurants, including CuiScene, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner, and Cedar Lounge with pleasing garden views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 369 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also standard.

Property features

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr features a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a 24-hour health club, free WiFi in public areas, and 10 meeting rooms.

Room options

Fairmont Room, 1 King Bed, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Fairmont Gold Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Fairmont Gold Room, 1 King Bed, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2648 reviews