Fairmont Bab Al Bahr—located at the mainland gateway to Abu Dhabi—has expanded its sporty offerings for fitness buffs keen to keep fit while on the road. Not only does the hotel have a fleet of Mercedes bikes for guests to explore the local neighborhood (or dare cycling around the Yas Marina F1 circuit!), but they also can arrange kayaking excursions along the coastline to discover the mangrove forests, indigenous to the Emirates landscape and an integral part of the natural ecosystem, providing a breeding and migratory habitat for numerous species.
Return to the hotel and hit the swimming pool with outstanding views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. For every “Mangrove” package booked, Fairmont will donate mangrove seedlings to a nursery plantation on Jubail Island—a program initiated by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Barari Forest Management to offset carbon emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change.
For those looking to get a taste of Arabian culture, the Fairmont Abu Dhabi can also arrange hands-on lessons with falconers so guests can learn the ancient art of desert falconry.
Note: The hotel is currently completing a construction project on the northwest side of the building, but disturbance to guests is minimal.