‘Tell me which hotel you like so i can tell you who you are’. This phrase sounds a bit like these ‘psycho’ quizzes of FB applications but it could be easily a question among the expats in Abu Dhabi. Since the hotels and Malls play the role of the concept of the Square and probably this is one of the reasons we’re safe so far…. There is an abudance of hotels, from traditional to very modern in the area and the process of choosing one is quite tricky but not for me. Just with the first sight I made my mind. My favourite is the Fairmont Bab al Bahr. You will work out by yourself what I mean by seeing the pictures below.
Lobby’s pink ceiling
With view to the white Mosque
Bar within the swimming pool. Cool!.
The Poolside cafe offers the grilled seafood (prawns and scallops) vegetables and burgers ( a bit salty but yummy)
The Frankie’s restaurant, a chain created by Mark Pierre White and Frank Dettori (famous Jockey). I’ve never been there, but the decoration looks promising. I’ve read good reviews about the other restaurants of the same chain in London.
The Lebanese restaurant, among the mezes, offers nice shisha.
Kristen Jensen,the manager of the Poolside restaurant and area, made us to feel welcome and at home. The word home is a bit hype of course, because it would be nice to have two swimming pools, jacuzzis……. and the chinese boy to serve my food with his colonial uniform.