Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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

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

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 1 child.

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.

Deluxe Rooms Queen/Club Rooms Queen are also available. 

Executive Suites have a living room with appointed working and relaxation areas, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Club Rooms with 1 king size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 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 Sorso bar

May 28, 2024 Aleksey B

Sorso Bar was a fantastic experience for the family. Good drinks and small bites to share. A nice experience. The Ritz Carlton is a unique luxury place with wonderful views of Abu Dhabi. We will come back for sure, thanks to the staff for the service
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful weekend stay

May 27, 2024 Fearless38913045202

The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi exceeded my every expectation. Upon entering, customer service was exceptional, the lobby area is breathtaking and the pianist music sounds like Angel's singing. Front desk staff was very professional and detailed while reviewing documents for my AMEX Benefits. The Concierge, Mr. Serigme greeted me with welcoming… Read more
The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi exceeded my every expectation. Upon entering, customer service was exceptional, the lobby area is breathtaking and the pianist music sounds like Angel's singing. Front desk staff was very professional and detailed while reviewing documents for my AMEX Benefits. The Concierge, Mr. Serigme greeted me with welcoming words, kind smile and turkish coffee. Afterwards he provided a brief tour of the resort. Further enhancing my stay. I look forward to returning every 3-4 months for rest and relaxation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay at Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

May 26, 2024 Wanderer12243891130 London, United Kingdom

I was attending a conference at the hotel with my husband and expected to get the normal service of Ritz Carlton. Due the timing of the flights we arrived at the hotel at 10am but could not get into the room until 3pm so we had a long wait. Well to say they went over and above to make sure we were comfortable was an understatement. The reception,… Read more
I was attending a conference at the hotel with my husband and expected to get the normal service of Ritz Carlton. Due the timing of the flights we arrived at the hotel at 10am but could not get into the room until 3pm so we had a long wait. Well to say they went over and above to make sure we were comfortable was an understatement. The reception, especially Joy made sure we were looked after whilst waiting and gave us an amazing room when we finally checked in, which Joy managed to get sorted around midday. Whilst waiting the lovely gentleman Sevigne, made us the amazing coffee that special to Abu Dhabi. From the porters, sorry we can't remember all the names but Ashok and Prasad was one of them, to the restaurant staff to the housekeeping staff, our stay was made so special. At the Giornotte restaurant, the manager Tanika Bhowmick, was exceptional. I have a severe cheese allergy and every morning she made sure the chef would come out and talk with me to make me something special. Shirley also made sure that I was looked after in the same way. When we had a trip planned Shirley had packed some food to make sure I didn't struggle with food outside of the hotel. We also want to mention Prajkda who looked after us the Japanese restaurant. She was very good with attention to detail and we ate more than we expected as she recommended some really tasty dishes. However, I have to give the 5 star rating to the housekeeping staff, especially the ones that looked after us, Rahul Kumar and Achal Singh. Every time they cleaned our room, it was immaculately cleaned and always refreshed. We never to ask for anything as they knew exactly what we needed and it was dealt with. We cannot thank everyone at the Ritz Carlton enough as the not only is the hotel very clean and beautiful but the employees make it even more beautiful. We have recommended to our family friends who have now booked to stay there later this year. We would definitely come back to the hotel. I also want to say that Abu Dhabi as a country is absolutely amazingly beautiful, we really loved it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful afternoon and must visit

May 26, 2024 Alistair D

Was visiting a friend for a few days who recommended this as brunch/ lunch. She could not have been more correct. The buffet selection is extensive, generous and of the highest quality- you have you choice of all seafood, meats, cuisines and delicacies from around the world and much more and far surpasses many of the competitors. A couple of… Read more
Was visiting a friend for a few days who recommended this as brunch/ lunch. She could not have been more correct. The buffet selection is extensive, generous and of the highest quality- you have you choice of all seafood, meats, cuisines and delicacies from around the world and much more and far surpasses many of the competitors. A couple of things that really make this stand out beyond the food and drink itself is firstly the service- we were lucky to be served by Vivek and Wanda who were beyond happy, pleasant and nothing was never too much trouble. Our champagne flutes were never empty and as someone who works in the industry would hope they get the recognition they deserve. Along with that, there is a great ambience here- it’s not stuffy or pretentious, just a very pleasant vibe and carried along with the dj and live saxophonist. I really enjoyed my day here and will definitely be back when I return to Abu Dhabi. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional treatment from Tanika

May 26, 2024 Ilona M

Would like to say special thank you to Tanika, she surprised me with a beautiful tailored breakfast served to our room when I couldn’t make it, she is so sweet and hospitable, was a pleasure to see and talk to her during breakfast. Thank you for making my stay exceptional.