The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

5* out of 5 stars

With golden sands on one side and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on the other, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Grand Canal is a sophisticated resort in more ways than one. Its splendid views of the canal and its Renaissance flair will make you think you’re in Venice while the 447 luxury rooms and the 85 villas will make you feel right at home. But what sets The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal apart from similar resorts in the area is the exclusive The Ritz-Carlton Club: a secluded floor offering complimentary meals and drinks throughout the day with bespoke concierge service. Alongside the private beach, guests can expect a range of delicious restaurants and bars, a state-of-the-art-spa, a kids’ club and a freeform swimming pool just to name a few.

Things to do at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Boredom is most certainly not on the agenda at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. The spacious Health Club is open daily, 24-hours a day and is equipped with an extensive range of modern TechnoGym equipment ranging from cardio machines to free weights. There are even personal trainers on hand if you require a little extra motivation. Younger guests will adore the Ritz Kids program, available to children between the ages of four and 12, and is open from 9am to 6pm for hours of both indoor and outdoor fun and games. Take advantage of the natural private beach with its calm turquoise waters or sink into one of the lounge chairs or private cabanas around the huge 1600-metre swimming pool. If you’re feeling peckish, there are two pool bars which offer refreshing snacks and drinks throughout the day.

The spa at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

The ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is anchored in the traditions and techniques of Bedouin culture, comprising a 21,500 square foot venue set along the beachfront. Comprising 16 treatments, lavish plunge pools and majestic waterfalls, guests can indulge in time-honoured favourites such as a four-handed massage, express treatments and a traditional hammam. The spa is open daily from 10am to 10pm, and advance appointments are essential to avoid disappointment.

Club Lounge benefits at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

For participating guests, the exclusive club experience is available everyday between 6:30am and 11pm. A dedicated concierge team is on hand to assist with anything you need. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: city tours & excursions; resort activities; restaurant reservations; evening entertainment; flight conformation/boarding passes. Amenities for club guests include: complimentary wifi within the club lounge; free, personalised assistance with Business Centre services. The Club Lounge offerings are as follows: breakfast 6:30am – 10:30am; midday snacks 12noon – 2pm; afternoon tea & light snacks 2pm – 4pm; evening hors d’oevres 5pm – 8pm; cordials & desserts 8pm – 10pm.

Please note: Ramadan is from 2nd April - 1st May 2022 and 22nd March – 20th April 2023. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.

Please note: A tourism tax of AED15 per room per night applies at this hotel, to be paid locally.


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Accommodation

Deluxe Room


Inviting and elegant, Deluxe Rooms feature a spacious balcony with canal views, sumptuous feather bed and soothing color palette. Amenities include: In-room coffee and tea making facilities (Nespresso machine), In-room safe interior laptop and phone charger, Fully stocked mini refreshment bar, Full-size ironing board and iron, 24-hour in-room dining, Complimentary overnight shoeshine, Housekeeping attention twice daily, Laundry and valet services, Complimentary local newspaper, 42” LCD TVs showing local as well as international channels and High-speed wired and wireless internet access available at a supplement.

Executive Suite

These large 85 sqm suites boast great views of the garden, pool and ocean view. Luxuriously appointed spacious living room is supremely comfortable and the separate rain shower and soaker tub is perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring. Includes the standard amenities of a Deluxe Guest Room. 

Venetian Suite

Expansive living quarters. One king-size bedroom and separate living room for optimal comfort. Unique beachfront location. Nestled within the multi-level Venetian Village complex adjacent to the main building. Steps away from pool, beach, spa and resort’s main building. Luxurious marble bathroom. Full en-suite marble bathroom with over-sized soaking tub and separate rain-shower. Occupancy: 3 adults. Size: 80sqm.

Garden Suite



These spacious villas measure between 90 and 96 square metres and are the perfect holiday retreat. There is a spacious private terrace as well as a large outdoor area. You will also be granted easy access to the beautiful gardens. The dedicated butler service is always on hand to take care of any requirements you may have. Includes all the standard amenities found in the Deluxe Guest Room.

Club Room


Indulge in a luxury hotel experience combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton. The services, including complimentary food and beverage presentations, provide added value to a stay. Includes all the standard amenities of a Deluxe Guest Room.

Club Suite


Enjoy magnificent views of the illustrious Grand Canal, stately gardens or breathtaking Grand Mosque as you step onto your secluded balcony overlooking our luxury resort inspired by the 15th to 17th century Renaissance architecture and the urban planning of the city of Venice. Includes the standard amenities of a Deluxe Guest Room.

Facilities

  • Accessible rooms & facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Bars
  • Complimentary shuttle service to malls
  • Half Board Dine-Around Option
  • Hotel Club Lounge
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Kids & Teens Club
  • Kids Stay Free places
  • Laundry Service
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV in rooms
  • Separate Kids Pool
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Walking distance to attractions
  • Wi-Fi

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Food & Drink

Al Fresco

Outdoor dining doesn’t get any more casual than our delightfully breezy pool and beach restaurant.

Alba

A comfortable, classic lobby lounge with exciting specialty drinks, freshly made salads and sandwiches. As a courtesy to the local culture, Alba observes a casual dress code. Guests are requested to refrain from wearing any swimming apparel. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Dolce

Italian-style café offers fine coffee, espresso, home-made ice cream and light fare.

Giornotte

Designed to resemble a classic Italian villa, the all-day dining restaurant serving light Mediterranean fare features a lovely outdoor brick patio with a wooden deck overlooking the gardens. A fusion of the Italian words for 'day and night', Giornotte echoes this concept in its opening times. Guests booked on the paid Half Board meal plan may enjoy unlimited soft drinks* per person during lunch or dinner at Giornette. As a courtesy to the local culture, Giornotte observes a casual dress code. Guests are requested to refrain from wearing any swimming apparel. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Li Jiang

A modern Southeast Asian restaurant with an open kitchen whets the appetite for all things spicy, authentic and Oriental. Meaning “beautiful river” in Chinese, Li Jiang reflects resort’s location on the Grand Canal. As a courtesy to the local culture, Li Jiang observes a smart casual dress code in the evening. Guests are requested to refrain from wearing flips-flops, athletic apparel, torn clothing and backpacks, as well as sleeveless tops for gentlemen and denim shorts for ladies. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Mijana

Contemporary Arabic restaurant showcasing the very best in the Lebanese and region’s cooking, Mijana ties together old and new. As a courtesy to the local culture, Mijana observes a smart casual dress code. Guests are requested to refrain from wearing, athletic apparel for ladies and gentlemen as well as denim shorts for ladies. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Pool Bars

Enjoy cozy chats and refreshing hand-crafted beverages.

Sorso

A traditional Ritz-Carlton bar experience with a great selection of drinks and bite-sized meals. Sorso means sip in Italian, which is the way you should enjoy your evening drink. As a courtesy to the local culture, Sorso observes a casual dress code. As per the United Arab Emirates tourism law, the restaurant is not permitted to admit guests wearing Abaya and Kandora. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

The Forge

Taking its name from the intricate process of forging or shaping high quality steak knife blade, the signature steak house is serving specialty cuisine in a stylish and contemporary setting paired with the world’s finest wines. Private dining rooms and a variety of seating options provide the ultimate dining experience. As a courtesy to the local culture, The Forge observes a smart casual dress code. Guests are requested to refrain from wearing flips-flops, athletic apparel, torn clothing and backpacks, as well as sleeveless tops for gentlemen and denim shorts for ladies. Long trousers and closed shoes are required for gentlemen. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.