Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

Virgin rating

The hotel

Luxury personified, The Ritz-Carlton is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, overlooking a pristine stretch of private beach. Inspired by early Renaissance architecture, every room is nothing less than sheer bliss with gorgeous views of the illustrious Grand Canal, stately gardens or breathtaking Grand Mosque from your private balcony. Enjoy a day by the canal or relax by the grand pool, soaking up the sun in peace. If you’ve children with you, they’ll be having the time of their lives at the Ritz Kids Club, there are activities galore to tempt them, including face painting and treasure hunts. Between the swimming pool and the beach is also the Splash Park, try and extricate them from that if you can! A very special venue, you’ll feel extra special as a member of The Ritz-Carlton Club, which combines intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with personalised service and attention to detail. Rooms on Club Level enjoy The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge offering a continuous steam of culinary offerings throughout the day, complimentary internet access and international magazines and newspapers – helping to make your stay a supremely memorable one. Also memorable is the hotel’s choice of restaurants – eight to be exact, featuring cuisine from around the world. Mijana, an Arabic Lebanese restaurant designed by the famous designer Super Potato from Japan. For seafood and steak, The Forge is stylish and contemporary or feast on Southeast Asian delights in an outdoor lounge with majestic views of the mosque at Li Jiang. Less formal dining includes the all-day dining restaurant Giornotte, built to resemble a classic Italian villa, or Al Fresco Pool and Beach Restaurant with a variety of Mexican dishes, healthy salads and cocktails, as well as Dolce for espresso and ice-cold gelato.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Adjacent to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, overlooking the canal. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

447 rooms and suites as well as 85 villas. All with air-conditioning, private balcony, 42” LCD TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, iPod docking station, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, iron and board. Deluxe Rooms have garden, pool and beach views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and lunch or dinner in Giornotte buffet restaurant.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in Giornotte buffet restaurant.

Club Rooms with 1 king size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. Rooms provide daily access to the club lounge where guests are entitled to the following benefits;

  • Breakfast, midday snacks, afternoon tea, light evening snacks
  • Evening hors d'oeuvres
  • Cordials and desserts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Private check in
  • Dedicated concierge
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Personal computers for guest use
  • Complimentary pressing for two pieces per room per day

Please note: children under 12 years old are not permitted in the Club Lounge after 8:00pm.

1-Bedroom Villas with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

2-Bedroom Villas with 1 king-size bed, 2 double beds and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

8 unique restaurants and bars including; Giornotte (all-day dining Mediterranean restaurant), The Forge (steakhouse, open for dinner), Mijana (Lebanese cuisine, open for late lunch and dinner), Li Jang (Asian cuisine, open for dinner), Al Fresco (beach restaurant, open from lunch to sunset), Dolce (Italian-style cafe), ALBA lobby lounge, Sorso traditional bar and poolside bars. Grand (1600 sq m) outdoor swimming pool. Private sandy beach. ESPA* at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, a beachfront spa with 16 treatment rooms, steam room, hammam, outdoor plunge pools and hair and beauty salons. 24-hour fitness centre*. Ritz Kids' Club* (4-12 years) offering supervised indoors and outdoors activities. Babysitting* (on request). Retail shops. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. WiFi access*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary valet parking.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mr. Mahmod Bakir

May 11, 2022 MahmodB3

I have celebrated my wife birthday in Mazi Resturant and everything was just amazing! All the detail that Mr. Alaa paid attention to made this experience a great one. Thank you Mazi, thank you Alaa and thank you Mr. Arum got this great recommendation. To be continued and for sure many visits for the future. I can write many more, as a big thanks… Read more
I have celebrated my wife birthday in Mazi Resturant and everything was just amazing! All the detail that Mr. Alaa paid attention to made this experience a great one. Thank you Mazi, thank you Alaa and thank you Mr. Arum got this great recommendation. To be continued and for sure many visits for the future. I can write many more, as a big thanks won’t describe our satisfaction we always get from St. Regies hotels! Read less
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May 10, 2022 487jelenak

We spent a day at the pool and it was amazing. Great customer service from Rafiq and his team, very pleasant and friendly. Manager Ilija was kind to show us Dolce where we enjoyed trying some healthy wraps. Toni and Nelson were very attentive. We'll for sure come again! Thanks for everything! 😊
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another fantastic stay!

May 9, 2022 Annabellaboo Wilmslow, United Kingdom

We first stayed here in March 2017 and our second visit did not disappoint. From the moment you arrive, you're greeted with such welcome and hospitality. We payed extra for a club room (which is always worth it), and Charlotte (the club room concierge) and her team could not have been more accommodating. Our 4 year old son was welcomed and… Read more
We first stayed here in March 2017 and our second visit did not disappoint. From the moment you arrive, you're greeted with such welcome and hospitality. We payed extra for a club room (which is always worth it), and Charlotte (the club room concierge) and her team could not have been more accommodating. Our 4 year old son was welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed a few hours at the kids club each day. Special thanks goes to Lila, the club room chef, for going out of her way to rustle up something that my son would actually eat at lunch! She was such a pleasure and always came to see our son. The rooms were cleaned twice a day (turn down of the room happened each evening) and Chandra did a fantastic job of always making our room so inviting when we returned from a day out. The only slight negative would be that the staff are extremely overworked. The club room seemed to be understaffed often and the staff were rushed off their feet. The service did not faulter, but an extra pair of hands for the hard working staff would likely be very much appreciated! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic service at reception of the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

May 8, 2022 Stephen E

During our stay Ilias on the reception of RC Abu Dhabi was absolutely fantastic. Always a smiling, helpful, knowledgable and professional individual that really made our stay. The food options were brilliant and the attentiveness from the staff at the beach was a real highlight for us.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ahmed Abdulla

May 8, 2022 bushraa573

We had lots of fun staying in this hotel. It was quite, has a lot of facilities in addition to the pool and beach, good for families. I’d recommend the people I know to come and visit it, and I will absolutely come again!