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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another wonderful stay in the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

Oct 20, 2019 GARRYPROFILE

This was our second trip to the Ritz Carlton and we will return next year , from the minute you arrive you get the best service from all the staff . The rooms are wonderful and the food is spot on . Amazing pool and a nice stretch of beach . Location is ideal with lovely views from and back .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel, stunning location and the most wonderful service

Oct 20, 2019 LMTank

My husband and I have just returned from a weeks stay. The hotel is beautiful, with a fantastic sized pool and a great selection of restaurants. During our stay we also visited the spa which was stunning and the treatments we both had were excellent. The one thing that stood our for us amongst everything was the service, nothing was ever too much… Read more
My husband and I have just returned from a weeks stay. The hotel is beautiful, with a fantastic sized pool and a great selection of restaurants. During our stay we also visited the spa which was stunning and the treatments we both had were excellent. The one thing that stood our for us amongst everything was the service, nothing was ever too much trouble. We would like to give a special mention to the following staff working in the Li Jiang restaurant: Prakash he was so welcoming had the best smile, had great conversation and truly went above and beyond. Arrian made the best cocktails of our stay, he listened to what we liked and came up with some amazing drinks, again wonderful service. Also to the manager Victoria and waiter Sami. Dilini who we initially met in the ice cream parlour, such a beautiful smile and so helpful, the ice cream and desserts were delicious! Lastly the staff working at the pool side, providing towels, water, umbrellas, food and drink, they could not do enough for you. All the food and drinks we had were excellent and cannot wait to return! Read less
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Oct 16, 2019 Mark W Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I'm a regular guest and the hotel is great. The staff and food are great. Michael Wadhare always makes sure our group has what we desire and is very friendly! The service is quick and good. I highly recommend.
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Oct 15, 2019 Nuru S

My stay was outstanding and I had an excellent experience at the hotel special thanks to Michael Wadhare from Room service for good job. Look forward to visiting again at The Ritz carlton Abu Dhabi....
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The level of service I expect and always receive

Oct 14, 2019 Mike A Washington DC, District of Columbia

From check in to check out, the Ritz Carlton delivered simply the best service and amenities. Such a beautiful result this is. It has been a while since I stayed with Ritz. It is hard to stay anywhere else. The property is just beautifully maintained. I highly recommend the club lounge. The food and beverage were great. The service by the pool… Read more
From check in to check out, the Ritz Carlton delivered simply the best service and amenities. Such a beautiful result this is. It has been a while since I stayed with Ritz. It is hard to stay anywhere else. The property is just beautifully maintained. I highly recommend the club lounge. The food and beverage were great. The service by the pool was also fantastic. From towel service to food, I really enjoyed my relaxing experience at the pool and the attentive staff. Read less