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Al Maqta Area, Abu Dhabi 91888 United Arab Emirates
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#5 of 163 in Abu Dhabi
Travellers' Choice
Retreat to premier luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Our 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set against the backdrop of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and it offers views of sunrises over Al Maqta Creek. Stay with us an enjoy our stately architecture evoking the Italian Renaissance and our tranquil waterfront location.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Filipino and 1 more
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Rita L wrote a review Yesterday
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We spend 8 nights in the hotel. It is an amazing place where to spend time especially with a kid. My son loved ritz kids club - they have an amazing lady Dina who was playing with my son - he was asking every day to go back again. At the pool we received an excellent service from a friendly and professional Sajid who was always there making sure we have an unforgettable holidays.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Abi S wrote a review 27 May
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Absolutely amazing place to stay, made to feel at home instantly by everyone in a very friendly environment. All staff incredible and there to help, whether by the pool/bar/restaurants. Pool staff, Rafiq and his team will set you up for the day and regularly check how you are doing throughout the day. The bar team by the pool make great cocktails and again will ensure that you are enjoying yourselves. Vignesh in particular stood out for us in our stay. Would highly recommend club lounge as part of the package for a beautiful view over the pool/canal and fantastic food/drink all day. The staff up here are so attentive and get to know you as people throughout your visit, in the morning we were greeted by Isabella for breakfast who knew exactly what to bring as we sat down and the evening staff of Joseph and Charlotte ensured we were relaxed and comfortable for the evening. Chef Leila in club lounge was brilliant, telling you about all the food that was available for the day. So many different choices of restaurants on site with many special nights - in particular ‘pizza pasta’ and ‘li jiang sushi night’. There are plenty opportunities for sports including padel tennis which was very good fun to give a go. On the whole, this hotel is one of the best I have stayed in and would recommend to anyone. Certainly will be returning. This is without doubt five star.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Anwer Dhanji wrote a review 27 May
London, United Kingdom1422 contributions68 helpful votes
We rented a two bedroom villa for my 70th birthday and had an exceptional and amazing experience. The check in was swift without any fuss and the parking area for the villas is very well organised with the lifts taking you up to your villa. The villa was very expansive, lavishly decorated, large rooms, lounge with sofa bed, several bathrooms and real luxury with the finishing so well done, we were really spoilt. Everything worked so smoothly and somebody had made and designed this villa so well that great detail was put into everything to make sure that the guests were comfortable. For my birthday, naturally I found a cake and some sweet meats in our villa, with a welcoming and congratulating message. The facilities are par excellence, from the pool, to the beach, to the health club, to the restaurants, we could not fault anything. It was the most enjoyable stay we have ever had in a five star hotel. There was a bit of a walk to the main reception, pool and beach area but it was very pleasant and this was one of the attractions we enjoyed. The restaurants are facing the canal and you can have a cupid dinner with some excellent food and services. The food quality was excellent and was demonstrated by the variety displayed at the breakfast room. It has a spread that will make the King blush, the favourites of course were the fresh juices and the chef specials that were cooked in front of you, although the spreads were so plentiful, I did not even get a chance to look at some of the other tables because they had Indian curries etc at breakfast too. The pool is very large and outdoor and the facilities around are excellent with perfect service from the bar and the waiters. There are also large secluded areas covered as pagodas where you can relax if the sun is too strong. There are umbrella shades but sometimes you have to predict the trajectory of the sun, so we were very comfortable in the pagodas. I think the hidden secret and the asset of this hotel are the staff, they are so willing, always smiling, always happy and willing to chat with you by saying "hello". Our best experience was in the reception area when we were drinking the "Arabian Kahawa (coffee" with dates that we met NETT who was forever willing to chat with us about anything in life, so friendly and so knowledgeable that we really enjoyed her company and this was also proof for us that their staff are so well trained. We had similar experiences of the staff in the villa (room boys), waiters in restaurants and pool waiters. The kids were also very well looked after by the kids room facility and they were very responsible and accountable. The most incredible service we witnessed was from Mr Rakesh Kumar who trouble shot our only anxiety that was related to the issue we had with the air conditioning system. He was so professional, concerned, empathetic and brought a smile to our face in the manner that he dealt with this issue. Thank you very much Rakesh. We will come back again for sure and recommend this paradise to friends and family.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in a villa and they were fabulous, not sure about other villas
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Алексей Л wrote a review 26 May
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Everything is was very nice. Susil waiter was very good and shows for us perfect service. Pizza was excellent, pasta was excellent. May be ice cream like desert for choice only necessary. We will try to come back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Username1234 wrote a review 26 May
United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to the Pizza and Pasta night at the Ritz. Lovely food, lovely service by Furkat. Thank you! We will return in the future. Highly recommend to anyone that wants to visit. Also a nice treat at the end! We won’t spoil. Recommend for a couple night or special occasion.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$175 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Which popular attractions are close to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Nearby attractions include Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center (1.0 km), Sheikh Zayed Bridge (1.0 km), and Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity) (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pool Bar & Restaurant, Sofra BLD, and Shang Palace.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.