We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

Which Abu Dhabi hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Sunderland England
posts: 171
reviews: 13
Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

I just adore a beach break but cannot seem to find any up to date info regarding the building work at this hotel.

We are currently booked at the Intercontinental Festival City Dubai for 3 days. We've stayed here before and it is a wonderful hotel but thought it might be nice to visit Abu Dhabi for a change. Its a 3 day well earned break for hubby before he heads back to Dubai on business

Would hate to change hotels only to find a building site on the beach.

Any info would be helpful and greatly appreciated.

8 replies to this topic
Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Fuerteventura, Istria
posts: 7,383
reviews: 51
1. Re: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

I suggest you send a private message to travellers who have recently visited the hotel from the hotel review section. Another poster asked a similar question a few months ago and received no replies.

When I passed the Intercontinental a year ago (December 2012) there was lots of building work noise on the beach and directly outside the hotel (roadworks and building site next door), not sure if the situation has changed. Good luck!

Sunderland England
posts: 171
reviews: 13
2. Re: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

Thanks for your reply. Yes think i'll do as you suggest.

Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Fuerteventura, Istria
posts: 7,383
reviews: 51
3. Re: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

Your welcome. Please post any replies here, I am sure this will help other travellers as well.

Abu Dhabi, United...
Destination Expert
for Abu Dhabi
posts: 816
reviews: 6
4. Re: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

Now the Nation Tower construction work is finished, only ADNOC head quarter work is going on. Therefore, the scene is not like Dec. 2012.

Constructions won't bother your stay in Hilton.

Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Fuerteventura, Istria
posts: 7,383
reviews: 51
5. Re: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

"Constructions won't bother your stay in Hilton".

Do you mean Intercontinental?

Abu Dhabi, United...
posts: 549
reviews: 33
6. Re: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

I ate at the Fishmarket at the InterContinental on Wednesday and the beach area which is a short walk past the marina is still undergoing a lot of construction, although I think you can go to the beach. The pool area at the InterCont is large and completely separate to the beach so unless you really want to be on the sand I think the pool is going to be a more pleasant experience.

By the way (mainly to correct JeyaB) I walked round the Hilton/Breakwater/ADNOC end of the Corniche last weekend and it is like an obstacle course for pedestrians and I am sure this construction work would also have an impact on hotel guests. This comment doesn't impact the InterCont though.

It's almost impossible to avoid construction work of some sort in Abu Dhabi at present.

Edited: 2:05 am, November 16, 2013
Abu Dhabi, United...
posts: 549
reviews: 33
7. Re: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

In my opinion if you want to be on the beach, the best hotels with beaches in Abu Dhabi at on Saadiyat Island.

Sunderland England
posts: 171
reviews: 13
8. Re: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?

Thanks for all replies.

Decided to stay put in Dubai. Will try Abu Dhabi when we return in May.

Thanks once again

Reply to: Intercontinental Hotel.Situation re beach and building work?
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted