Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1954)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Could have been better, not entirely their own fault.

Jan 17, 2020 devmaya Mumbai, India

The UAE authorities had gone in for cloud-seeding the previous day resulting in a huge downpour on the day of our arrival. The tarmac, the city, the roads were flooded. Reason : the authorities did not find it necessary to build a drainage system in the city !!! This super-luxury property also suffered : Leakages from the roof, buckets lying… Read more
The UAE authorities had gone in for cloud-seeding the previous day resulting in a huge downpour on the day of our arrival. The tarmac, the city, the roads were flooded. Reason : the authorities did not find it necessary to build a drainage system in the city !!! This super-luxury property also suffered : Leakages from the roof, buckets lying strategically all over the property to collect the water seeping onto the carpets, squishy carpets all over as they did not have adequate buckets, musty smell all over due to the soaked carpets. Read less
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Jan 15, 2020 Mike G

Luxurious property very close to the center of Abu Dhabi. Close enough to the city but has a secluded feel to it. Fantastic facilities and tremendous staff. Amongst the best meals you can find in the city and very child friendly. Definitely one of the UAE’s top resort hotels.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great visit at the Ritz carlton abi Dhabi

Jan 13, 2020 ibrahims205

I stay at the Ritz for business. It's my fav hotel in Abu Dhabi.the rooms are nice and the view is awesome. The staff is super friendly. Especially Michael. He is the best ✌🏻 look forward to staying again
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Jan 13, 2020 joannamcgrath1 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Wonderful hotel with the nicest staff. Particular mention to the Club Lounge staff who welcomed us back like family - Carolina, Reggie and colleagues. Christmas day brunch was the best I've experienced in the ME. We had an issue with the placing of our table pre-brunch but Alessandro and his team quickly accommodated us, despite it being the… Read more
Wonderful hotel with the nicest staff. Particular mention to the Club Lounge staff who welcomed us back like family - Carolina, Reggie and colleagues. Christmas day brunch was the best I've experienced in the ME. We had an issue with the placing of our table pre-brunch but Alessandro and his team quickly accommodated us, despite it being the busiest day of the year. They had time and plenty of good humour for everyone! Read less
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Jan 12, 2020 Bethygee16 Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

We visited as a party of 6 for NYE, staying in club rooms. The rooms were large, well furnished and had really comfortable beds. There were lots of amenities and the rooms were well cleaned every day. There was also a good size balcony overlooking the pool area which was great. The pool area was nice - Pool is quite warm so good for this time of… Read more
We visited as a party of 6 for NYE, staying in club rooms. The rooms were large, well furnished and had really comfortable beds. There were lots of amenities and the rooms were well cleaned every day. There was also a good size balcony overlooking the pool area which was great. The pool area was nice - Pool is quite warm so good for this time of year. We managed to get six beds together and they were comfy with mattresses. The pool bar service was slow but we only had one drink a day here, during happy hour, so maybe they were quicker at different times. What made the stay for us though was the lounge facility. Breakfast was tasty with a good range of food. From 12 there were sandwiches, from 3 cakes/afternoon tea, from 5 hot food and from 8 dessert and chocolate fountain! You could also have wine, beer and spirit mixers from 12. We didn’t need to eat anywhere else! The staff in the lounge are incredible - so friendly and helpful. Carolina was always there to say hi with a smile. New Year’s Eve at the Ritz Carlton was such a great experience. We went to Giornettos and sat outside. The setting was stunning and so much thought and detail had gone into the table. There was a live band and DJ and seeing fireworks on the beach was such a great way to end the year. The food was a buffet so although we thought it would be good we didn’t expect what we got. There was such a variety of food for pasta to curry to roast to cheese to salad.. I could go on. There was even a dessert room! This was such a good trip for a larger group and we really enjoyed our stay. Would highly recommend the club rooms. Read less