Fairmont Bab al Bahr

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Make the most of your stay in one of the wealthiest cities in the world by taking advantage of Abu Dhabi’s Fairmont Bab al Bahr, a luxurious hotel that offers beautiful views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Situated at the gate of the capital city, you’ll be welcomed with a 5 star beach front hotel that has elegantly been designed to provide you with the upmost luxuries during your stay.

The Fairmont Bab al Bahr Hotel will automatically capture your eyes with its sheer blue glass exterior, perfect location, and 369 contemporary and spacious guestrooms and suites. This beautiful hotel offers stunning views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque from your room, while breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared by top of the class chefs whose culinary skills will blow you away. Not only will you be dining in style with some of the best cuisines available, but you’ll also get to relax and fill yourself up while enjoying the magnificent backdrop of the stunning masterpiece Abu Dhabi is so famous for, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Your accommodation here at the Fairmont Bab al Bahr will be like no other with its organic themes boasting a range of rich textures, beautiful marble designs, walnut wood paneling, and bamboo flower inspired soft furnishing. The modern elegant rooms also come with all the in room facilities one could expect, with certain rooms offering a ‘bath with a view’ as many bathrooms have been designed with special creek side views.

Guest will also get to enjoy the hotels Olympic length swimming pool, which offers dedicated family and children areas, a relaxing Jacuzzi, and a private pristine beach line, a perfect place to relax, unwind and spend your evenings. Being so close to close to Abu Dhabi’s main attractions and just an hours’ drive to Dubai, you will also have the opportunity to visit various famous landmarks and leisure centers that will complete you’re halal holiday making it a fun, luxurious and adventurous one.


From £995 per person
based on two people sharing
  • Return flights from London to Abu Dhabi
  • 7 nights at the 5* Fairmont Bab al Bahr
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Return transfers from the airport to the Hotel

Valid for travel from May to September (supplements may apply during Easter and in July and August).

Alternative dates are available throughout the year at a supplement. Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking.

Email us at mail@serendipity.travel or call
0203 397 4397 for more information.

Home of the seven Emirates that have become popular holiday getaways, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain are all must visits when travelling to the UAE. The UAE is in high demand with their relaxing beaches, desserts, delicious cuisines, breathtaking mosques, and all the luxuries needed to provide you with the perfect halal friendly getaway.

Flight time from the UK: A direct flight from London to Dubai is approximately just under 7 hours.

Local languages: Arabic is the national language of those that live within the UAE, however English is widely understood and spoken to at conversational level. Those visiting Dubai will have no problem making conversations in English as English is the most spoken language.

Best time to visit: The very best time to visit the UAE is between September and May. It’s between these months that visitors will enjoy blue clear skies and a comfortable warm climate. The summer months can be quite hot!

Visa requirements (for British passport holders) : Citizens and passport holders of the UK, with right of abode in the UK, will be granted a free of charge visit visa on arrival in the UAE. No application in advance of travel is necessary. Please note that your passport will be stamped for 30 days upon arrival.

Key Events and Festivals:

Abu Dhabi International Jazz Festival – Originally a two day event which now takes place over a week. This lively festival brings in huge crowds which flock to the most-populated city in the UAE for Abu Dhabi’s International Jazz Festival. The beloved May event lures thousands of music lovers, where they can enjoy amazing performances by some of the world’s leading jazz artists.

Eid - At the end of Ramadan, the cities of the UAE celebrate with parties and feasts. Both visitors and locals can share in the spoils as Dubai and Abu Dhabi throw social events for several days to mark the end of the Islamic fasting period.

National Day Festival – Celebrating the formation of the UAE and the independence of the region from Britain, National Day is celebrated across the country in December with joyful performances and events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Desert Classic – An annual event held at the Emirates Golf Club in March, where the best golfers from around the world make their way to Dubai, where the Desert Classic takes place.

Which airport will you fly in to: The airport you fly into within the UAE depends on which part of the UAE you’re visiting first. Most direct flights from the UK however will fly in to either Dubai International Airport or Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Must try food:

Al Harees - A famous dish of UAE with highly exotic taste. It is made up of meat and wheat and is a very simple and elegant dish with very few ingredients but with longer cooking duration.

Shawarma – This dish is the most eaten food across this country, and has become very popular in Asian countries. It can be made with lamb or chicken with different restaurants serving this dish in different manners. The most common ingredients are chicken or lamb with a mix of garlic sauce, pickles, fries and tomatoes wrapped in Arabic Roti.

Al Machboos – Another famous traditional dish of UAE is Al Machboos, a meaty yet tender meal. The important ingredients combined to produce this delicious dish are rice, meat, onion and dried lemon. Other seasoning includes spices and salt

Must do experience:

Visit Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque – This spectacularly stunning mosque is famous for its interior and exterior and is known as the key site for worship in the country.

Up above with Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Dubai from the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Discover Al-Bidyah Mosque - The oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Bidyah is an important historical site that lies in the Emirate of Fujairah. The entire surrounding area is an archaeological site, where many pottery and metal artifacts have been excavated.

Walk back in time at Bastakia - The Bastakia quarter of Dubai is the last remaining fragment of Old Dubai. This small heritage area really evokes the simpler, gentler past of the city before skyscrapers took over the skyline.

Dessert Excursions – Adventure lovers will enjoy the empty stretch of desert hugging the coastline outside the popular cities. Most travelers start their dessert adventure from Dubai or Abu Dhabi. With handfuls of activities available within the desert, tourists can enjoy four-wheel-drive trips and dune-buggy journeys, to sand boarding, hiking and camel treks.

Our favourite halal eat: There are too many to list! From the variety of restaurants in the mega malls to the discovering small local restaurants that have been there for over 30 years, you'll never be short of a good meal in the UAE. Let us know if you would like any recommendations when you book your next trip with us.