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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 2554 Reviews
Excellent hotel, wonderful stay , palatial hotel with such attentive staff
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Hard to fault! Great hotel , grand and opulent , spotlessly clean, attentive staff right across the complex. We stayed for a week and visited most restaurants , all of which were of a high standard, the stand out one for us was the Forge. Has to be visited. Friday brunch here too as reviews state it is one of the best in Abu Dhabi and it lived up to those reviews! IF you have time, the Spa is also worth experiencing , give yourself time to use the plunge pool and private beach area after your treatments, again staff here were so attentive. Its a hotel where we left feeling nothing was too much trouble and it would be impossible to single out staff by name as they all delivered great service. Location is worth considering though , depends on what you want from your trip but this hotel is 20 minutes outside of downtown Abu Dhabi. Taxis are metered and fairly priced but to view any of the sites except the Mosque, you need to take a taxi to see anything .

Excellent hotel
Reviewed 19 hours ago

We stayed here for 6 nights in March 2019 and thought this was a terrific hotel. Very palatial decor without being old fashioned. Rooms were large and well furnished. Excellent turndown service and really lovely staff. Thidar in the restaurant was charming addressed us by our christian names each day and brought tea and hot choclolate before we had even asked for it! Food in the buffet restaurant was excellent with lots of variety and many things cooked while you waited. 3 of the a la carte restaurants were included in the half board package. Bottles of water were available on the beach at no extra charge, and midday a small juice was provided and a cool refreshing towel. Be aware that there is nowhere else to go unless you take a taxi from the hotel so all inclusive may be a good choice for some. Coffees and soft drinks were 25 dirhams - roughly £5 at todays rates; Bottle of Budweiser 35 dhms; pancakes /waffles 25-25 dhms; wraps 50 dhms ,so can be on the pricey side.
Well worth a walk to to Whaht al Karama the memorial to fallen soldiers literally just outside the entrance to the hotel.
Would definitely go back.

Wonderful stay
Reviewed 1 day ago

I went to the Ritz to see my aunt and ended up staying at the hotel for the night. It was beautiful, loved the cafe ambiance. The rooms are beautiful too. Had a great stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

This is a beautiful hotel, we only stayed 24 hours and unfortunately it was raining so we could not utilise the pool
The staff are very helpful and courteous and do go out of their way to make your stay perfect
A couple of issues we had
The iron tripped the room and while they were quick to rectify the power problem, the y took the iron away and we never had one replaced
The coffee shop charged $13.00 Australian dollars for 1 cup of coffee that did not live up to expectations, I have traveled quite extensively and have never paid that much for a coffee, I know the UAE is expensive but that price is ludicrous

Long Weekend
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a result of my mother in law being ill, I joined my wife iat the Ritz Carlton for a long weekend. It was a very comfortable hotel with the caveat that it backs onto the waterway and the beach is clearly man made.
The hotel itself cant be faulted, and the service is impeccable. I would thoroughly recommend it. The Lebanese restaurant was my favourite.
It is opposite the Grand Mosque which is truly beautiful!
Tip: don't leave the breakfast table outside with food on it, otherwise the birds will descend! You do have the choice of eating inside though.
Icecream counter very good, and the lunch boxes from the pool bar are massive.
I would go again.