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 Greet stay

Jan 19, 2021 Alinaw1980 Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates

Outstanding , real and genuine smile from every single person in the hotel. Usually we are not not fan or writers on social media but the people there deserve to be mentioned. While chatting with the lady present at the lobby she was so genuine and friendly, you will not feel lonely in that hotel we asked if we want to share our feedback because… Read more
Outstanding , real and genuine smile from every single person in the hotel. Usually we are not not fan or writers on social media but the people there deserve to be mentioned. While chatting with the lady present at the lobby she was so genuine and friendly, you will not feel lonely in that hotel we asked if we want to share our feedback because we really want everyone to go and try such an outstanding service from the people there Well done Ritz Carlton Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely place 💕👋🌹Ritz Carlton hotel AbuDhabi

Jan 18, 2021 557sawsana Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

I want to start in sending appreciation comments for the great service i received starting from car parking area (Mr. Muhammed Salman) then reception (Mr.Gerard Puig ) for all their kind support and well Customer service and we received great welcome . They gave nice image of perfect staff and role model to all as we came for dinner time and we… Read more
I want to start in sending appreciation comments for the great service i received starting from car parking area (Mr. Muhammed Salman) then reception (Mr.Gerard Puig ) for all their kind support and well Customer service and we received great welcome . They gave nice image of perfect staff and role model to all as we came for dinner time and we felt as family . I cant say any thing about other team employees in Ritz Carlton hotel AbuDhabi, as all were very cooperative and smart with us Really i miss the days out from the hotel and sure i will keep visiting this hotel . Read less
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Jan 18, 2021 danadetox Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This hotel has been a model for being clean and following the government guidelines and rules. The staff has been amazing as well especially at the gym. One lady has exceptionally helpful I would like to thank her for all the extra good work she does for us . Special thanks goes to Ikram. Keep up the good work
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Jan 18, 2021 LindsayCoke

The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi is so much more than a hotel. Whether you are a visiting the Abu Dhabi as a tourist or a resident in need of some R&R this beautiful property and welcoming staff will not disappoint. There are several delicious restaurants on site to choose from with a top notch brunch on Fridays. I highly recommend coming here if you… Read more
The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi is so much more than a hotel. Whether you are a visiting the Abu Dhabi as a tourist or a resident in need of some R&R this beautiful property and welcoming staff will not disappoint. There are several delicious restaurants on site to choose from with a top notch brunch on Fridays. I highly recommend coming here if you are celebrating something, or just need to feel celebrated. There is a special team of individuals on the roster that will go above and beyond for the happiness of their guests (shoutout to Gerard, Abid, & Joseph-y'all are magic). If you want to stay in a hotel that feels like home with a staff that cares like family, the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal is the place for you. Read less
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Jan 17, 2021 257reginag

The moment we arrived in the hotel we went straight to Giornotte restaurant for a Friday brunch, we were given a warm welcome by the hostesses. The food was delicious and have a wide selection. The staff are very friendly and our server Abishek has a good taste in offering ladies drinks. Cristof has exceptional service, genuine, very sweet and… Read more
The moment we arrived in the hotel we went straight to Giornotte restaurant for a Friday brunch, we were given a warm welcome by the hostesses. The food was delicious and have a wide selection. The staff are very friendly and our server Abishek has a good taste in offering ladies drinks. Cristof has exceptional service, genuine, very sweet and caring thank you for making me warm with the pashmina. We had an amazing-brunch and breakfast in Giornotte. After our brunch we had a late check in the hotel, it was a very smooth, the receptionist is very kind to upgrade our room to suite and offered us a late check out to enjoy the facilities which me and my husband were so thrilled! Upon entering our room we were blown away with another surprise! set up with birthday cake also made a birthday note with rose petals, towel cake on our bed which melts our hearts. Thank you to Edgar Martinez, and housekeeping for arranging all this sweet detailed surprises! my husband was really wowed and felt so special. We really explored the hotel during our stay and each area we stay to chill all the staff serving us are very friendly and makes us feel the five star service. We enjoyed our time in the pool which is so clean, large and warm too it was a great way to finish our stay, thanks to Irfan the pool server for looking after us and making sure we’re having a great time. Special thanks to Teegan and Teresa for assuring our stay to be wonderful! I highly recommend to stay here either business or leisure to experience the true five star service with their great set of people which is the asset of the hotel. Thank Ritz Carlton we truly have a memorable staycation and definitely won’t be the last. Thank you very much From The Powell’s Read less