Location: Situated right on the Grand Canal, this luxury hotel offers a beachfront escape just minutes from Abu Dhabi’s city center.
History: This five-star resort and spa, featuring both European and Middle Eastern-inspired architecture, opened its palatial doors to guests in 2013.
Service: All areas of the hotel, from the many restaurants to the elegant spa, feature world-class service; guests may also elect to be a part of the Club Level, for extra personalized service and a private lounge with complimentary light meals and drinks.
Mirrored only by the beauty of the elegant Grand Canal as its backdrop, the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi is an architectural vision, blending Venetian and Bedouin influences to create a glowing, lavish resort. From its beachside spa to its eight unique restaurants, this five-star luxury hotel offers something for everyone, featuring sweeping views of Al Maqta creek, lush gardens, and the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Guests may spend their days lounging by the Grand Canal or the resort’s outdoor pool, or explore Abu Dhabi’s thriving and elegant city center, just minutes away from the resort. With over 500 guestrooms, suites and villas, as well as an opportunity to be a part of the Club Level class, guests can choose the accommodation that best suits their needs, and focus on what’s really important: relaxation and exploration.
Each one of the hotel’s guestrooms, suites and villas features sweeping views, of the lush garden, the sprawling pool, the glorious canal or the hotel’s Venetian Village, a multi-level complex designed with delightful Italian taste and style.
These 452-square-foot rooms feature either a king bed or two twin beds and include a spacious balcony that overlooks the water.
Suites range from 907-2691 square feet. The starting Executive Suite offers views of the gardens and sandy beach. The Garden Suite provides easy access to the gardens and the jogging tracks. Families may want to opt for the Garden House which features two bedrooms, a terrace, and dedicated services. The premium Ritz-Carlton Suite and Royal Suite have views of Al Maqta’a Creek, special culinary offerings, dedicated concierge services, complimentary wi-fi, and exclusive access to the Club Lounge where guests can enjoy breakfast, afternoon teas and snacks, and a sunset drink. The Royal Suite has two very spacious bedrooms and floor security detail.
With room for five adults, the two-bedroom villa, ranging from 969 to 1033 square feet, features two spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a plunge pool and an expansive terrace with views of either the lush gardens or the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Guests may check in at a dedicated villa chalet, and have access to private butler service, jogging track and gardens.
Located within the multi-level Venetian Village complex, steps away from pool, beach, spa and resort’s main building, are the luxurious Venetian Rooms and Venetial Suites. These premium rooms have their own separate living area and marble bathroom and oversized bathtub.
Though just minutes away from the exciting city center of Abu Dhabi, the Ritz Carlton itself buzzes with excitement: from its palatial entrance to its expansive pool and ultra-luxe spa, guests are surrounded by wonderous attractions to stay in awe for days.
Just steps from the hotel is a glorious, private sandy beach on the shores of the Grand Canal. Enjoy walks along the beach or a dip in the glorious turquoise water.
Guests who opt to be part of the Club Level can enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks - as well as incredible views over the hotel and Grand Canal - in the exclusive Club Lounge, located on the top floor of the hotel.
Channeling Venetian architecture, the hotel’s lobby is a destination in and of itself, as it features a gorgeous chandelier, strong pillars and incredible views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Conquer that Middle Eastern heat with a dip in the resort’s sprawling 1,600-square-meter outdoor swimming pool. One of the largest pools in Abu Dhabi, it is surrounded by sun loungers and white mosaics, creating a delightful abyss from the heat.
Melt away all your troubles at ESPA, the hotel’s luxurious on-site spa. Designed with a strong Bedouin influence, this incredible space features a dark relaxation lounge, a private pool, a sauna, a steam room, a private beach and 16 treatment rooms.
At the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, guests have their choice of eight restaurants of gourmet quality and exquisite ambiance, ranging from Southeast Asian to Italian cuisine.
A casual pool- and beachside restaurant, Al Fresco offers drinks, light meals and snacks throughout the day.
An ultra-chic affair: guests may enjoy a delightful afternoon tea in Alba, the hotel’s lobby lounge, which also offers specialty drinks and light sandwiches and salads.
For a sweet tooth that won’t quit, Dolce is an Italian-style cafe that offers up all the cakes, sweets, ice cream and coffees anyone could want.
Welcome to Italia: this villa-inspired restaurant serves up Italian and Mediterranean food all day long, which guests may eat indoors or overlooking the hotel’s lush gardens.
Dinner and a show: this open-kitchen restaurant allows guests to watch their food being cooked right in front of their eyes. Featuring Southeast Asian cuisine, this restaurant also features sweeping views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
For a taste of traditional Lebanese food, guests at Mijana are in for a treat: this restaurant not only serves up delicious, authentic cuisine but also nightly musical performances!
Enjoy a whisky or a glass of wine with a small plate at this sophisticated bar, designed with a deep palate and dark wood for the ultimate lounge experience.
This signature steakhouse serves up top quality beef with accompanying wine selections, perfect for a celebratory evening upon a guest’s arrival. The restaurant also features private rooms for those who want a little more privacy.