Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Canadian owned Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is the place to head to if you’re traveling to Abu Dhabi on business or for a leisurely vacation with kids. Opened only in 2009, you will arrive at this beach-front property and immediately notice its elegant contemporary design set against the magnificent view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which the hotel overlooks.
The modern hotel offers 369 spacious rooms and suites that are designed to offer luxury. It also offers eight world-class restaurants catering to all palates, private beaches, a fitness center, a children’s pool and an outdoor pool. A world-class spa is being added to the property. Be sure to request a pool-facing room on a high-floor for the breathtaking Mosque-view.
Business travelers routinely avail of the state-of-the-art meeting rooms and host corporate gatherings in the hotel’s ballroom or in the outdoor space that overlooks the beautiful Abu Dhabi creek. Book a room on the Gold Floor for a dedicated check-in, exquisite complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, followed by canapés and alcoholic drinks till 8:30 pm, all on the house. The ever-smiling hotel staff will be happy to arrange a golf outing for you to the Abu Dhabi and Yas Links golf courses.
The hotel will even supply the kit and golf balls for your convenience. The only downside is that there is construction work in final stages currently underway in one corner of the property. Though the noise disturbance from this in rooms and beaches is minimal, you may spot sporadic construction deliveries on the site.