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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Coffee from Serigne

Oct 25, 2021 Latinagirl2

We are having a great experience at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi and met up with Serigne who so kindly offered us Arabic coffee…..the best coffee ever!!! He is amazing and knows how to make this delicious Coffee. The Ritz Carlton is lucky to have him on the property!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Coffee and Best Conversation

Oct 25, 2021 k_lamb_24

The Ritz Carlton is the best! Serigne in the lobby has really enhanced my stay here by not only making the best Arabic coffee, but also being so kind! Great conversation and care for me and my family!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ranga and Joeseph Made the stay amazing. Wish all staff operated at their level of customer service.

Oct 24, 2021 B1540TZmaxm Orlando

Stay was amazing only because of select staff that took actual 5 star care of people such as ranga, Joseph, faith, anil (poolside) . Adult Pool being closed because of cricket teams bubble sucked and not enough staff to help at regular pool on holiday weekends was a challenge. If it wasn’t for the above named people this would be two fewer stars… Read more
Stay was amazing only because of select staff that took actual 5 star care of people such as ranga, Joseph, faith, anil (poolside) . Adult Pool being closed because of cricket teams bubble sucked and not enough staff to help at regular pool on holiday weekends was a challenge. If it wasn’t for the above named people this would be two fewer stars at the least. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best lounge team

Oct 24, 2021 DanielleF1508

I have spent over three weeks at this beautiful property. Everything about the club lounge is great- I would like to highlight a few of the great people that I met. Special thank goes to Mr. Ranga, and his team Mr Joseph, Faith, and Nickolas. Very personable and attentive team., always willing to go the extra mile to ensure service is up to… Read more
I have spent over three weeks at this beautiful property. Everything about the club lounge is great- I would like to highlight a few of the great people that I met. Special thank goes to Mr. Ranga, and his team Mr Joseph, Faith, and Nickolas. Very personable and attentive team., always willing to go the extra mile to ensure service is up to standards. Also Mr. Anil always give best service at the pool. Highly recommend! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our 4th family holiday here…

Oct 24, 2021 Prits13 London, United Kingdom

I visited this hotel for the 4th time now and the stay has got better each time! How many times can you say that for a trip! I travelled with my wife and 2 kids and always book the club lounge as the service is exceptional, as it is with the rest of the hotel too. Led by Ranga and his team they are just the best, they take care of every need my… Read more
I visited this hotel for the 4th time now and the stay has got better each time! How many times can you say that for a trip! I travelled with my wife and 2 kids and always book the club lounge as the service is exceptional, as it is with the rest of the hotel too. Led by Ranga and his team they are just the best, they take care of every need my family and I have. Club Lounge “Superman” Ranga goes above and beyond – that’s rare and shows he cares not only for the guests but returning guests! Clearly you can see he is built for management. I also have to mention his team as well Joseph, Regie, Raoul, Faith and others for making us fell so welcome. The entire resort is just perfect and restaurants are exceptional the Chinese and the steak house are my favorites! Why do I keep coming back? The service, attention to detail and general desire to make us feel welcome is on another level. I would like to point out that the current Covid requirements are quite tricky to navigate, we got stuck at the airport and will now have to return to the airport again for departure after understanding that even my younger kids need a PCR test, this wasn’t on the UK Gov websites. UK Government rules compared to Etihad rules are different, make sure you check every aspect. Rules seem to keep changing so be careful of this as guests it can spoil an otherwise good holiday. In spite of this Ranga in the club lounge was excellent to get these things sorted for my family so we could get the next flight. They really need to let the hotels know of any rule changes immediately so guest can prepare in advance. Apart form that the holiday was just fabulous and we just can’t wait to come back again. See you soon the Ritz team! All the best Mr P Patel and family. Read less