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  •  Babysitting
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal in Abu Dhabi, you’ll be on the waterfront and convenient to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Sheikh Zayed Stadium. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of The Souq at Qaryat Al Beri and Al Maqtaa Fort.


Make yourself at home in one of the 532 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. 42-inch LCD televisions with pay movies provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities at this hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s 6 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 2 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Abu Dhabi? This hotel has 23478 square feet (2181 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Al Maqta Area
Abu Dhabi, 91888 United Arab Emirates


4.5 Very Good 2641 Reviews
It is my favorit hotel in UAE
Reviewed 11 hours ago

I'm fond of this hotel. Just enter and you'll feel how it is wonderfull. At first the architecture, disign-perfect. Cleannes- its unbelivable how as much big hotel can shine as a crystal. Service - no words. View- from one side there is Grand mosque😍. The other side the channal, big and nice pool, if I'm not mistaken it is the biggest in Abu Dhabi, and huge hotels view which is amazing, and the highlight of this view is the Gornotte's lights. And finally the general thing which will make everybody is their food. It is not tasty, it is nor delisious, it is something awesome, it is the best buffet is Abu Dhabi. I have been there Ramadan time, andwhole day wait for Iftar. I really enjoy every piece of food. Try baby cammel, fatush, muthabal, seafood, mexican tacos, Italian macaroons, sweets- I cannot find words to talk about taste of their sweets, and try meant ice-cream 🍧. And the staff 🙊 helpfull, attentive, professional...
I have been many many places in UAE. In my reviews you can read. But the Ritz was, is, and hope will be my favorite one there. Thank You the Ritz Carlton for as much pleasure 🤗🤗🤗

Great family resort with only tiny things to fix
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently stayed for 5 days at this resort and enjoyed it immensely. The style and design of the property is very reminiscent of other RC resorts I have visited, and the scale of the place means you never felt crowded.

Check in was a simple process and the room was very clean, spacious and the King bed I had was comfortable with lovely quality linen.

The TV was little old and soft picture wise, but could do screen mirroring. However, the quality of the wifi signal meant that this was little problematic, which was a problem throughout the whole resort to be honest. The wifi signal strength was very poor and dropped out frequently once outside the hotel - indeed I found a stronger signal was coming from the Fairmont Bar al Bahr some 500 yards away across the canal!

The pool area was excellent - loads of space and plenty of loungers, with really attentive and efficient staff on hand to sort you ut and keep you refreshed. The pool itself is massive and of a good depth once past a certain point, and there is a nice flat area on the edge of the pool at the back where the water runs over like an infinity edge and you can sunbathe there lying in the water (which is probably 100-200mm deep max). Really refreshing!

Food and drink options were extensive and exquisitely prepared and there simply wasn't a chance you wouldn't find something you liked.

What niggled me somewhat about the RC and prevents me from endorsing it without any doubt were simple little things that would be so easy to fix for the hotel.

For example, upon checking in I asked for a newspaper every day (wasn't bothered which one). Next morning there was no newspaper so I happened to mention it to Reception later after breakfast, whereupon one was found and apologies given along with assurances it would not happen again.

Only it did - every day that I was there. I never received another newspaper. Now to be realistic this didn't even bother me much and I was the one asking, but nonetheless it is a failing.

Also of concern was the time it took to get seated at the buffet restaurant in the evening. Given that is was the latter end of Ramadan when I was there, the place was only about 45% full, and still I had to wait at the Hostess table for several minutes on occasions before anyone stopped to greet me. On one occasion one of the Chefs working at the Egg station got so embarrassed by me standing there whilst staff flew past left and right but didn't stop that he went and fetched the Maitre D' and brought him to me!

Again, I was not kicking up a stink but it's a simple thing that shouldn't be happening in a 5 star property.

It did make me think that if this was how the staff were coping during such low occupancy I would be somewhat fearful of how it would be when 75% occupied or more.

Taking these issues aside I still would recommend this resort, but I would say that in my opinion there are improvements in these small areas needed to make it as good as some of the other resorts I have visited, and I would certainly think twice about revisiting when next I visit AD until such niggles could be ironed out.

Grand yet Cozy Resort
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have not tried a stay but I have tried their various Food & Beverage outlets.
They serve a traditional high-tea which is nice to enjoy with friends and family.
Their various restaurants spans over the vast area the hotel occupies. Barfly byy Budha Bar is a nice restaurant that I tend to visit often.

Mijana Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 6 days ago

This evening My daughters and I visited my brother Hazem who is staying at Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi. Hazem suggested to try the Mijana Restaurant and so we did. And this is the outcome of our experience :

I have been to many restaurants worldwide over the past six decades, but noting to compare with our experience at Mijana Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, amazing food and amazing staff. The manager Mr. Hussain and his team left a long lasting impression with us. My daughters who are currently studying at King's College London, flew to Abu Dhabi for the summer holiday and have been totally amazed with this great time, great food, great staff.

I truly encourage everyone to treat themselves with a visit to this great restaurant, nothing alike.

Typically in any restaurant you get treated as a table number, but not at Mijana, where they treat you as a VIP customer.

We truly enjoyed our time at Mijana.

Thank you Hussain and thank you to all your super team and definitely to the Chef Saleh.


Finest luxury delivered by the finest people
Reviewed 7 days ago

Having been a frequent traveller to the UAE this is the first time that everything has gone without a single glitch. The hotel is divine and service is professional without being stuffy. Every member from the reception to pool life guards are wonderful, insightful and ready to assist you. Will definitely return. Thank you.