PO Box 91888, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone:  +9712 8188888   •  Map & Directions

Al Fresco: Culinary Team

  Santos Cornelio Esteban Perez, Chef de Cuisine, Al Fresco

Santos Cornelio Esteban Perez, Chef de Cuisine, Al Fresco

Originally from Mexico, Chef Santos brings more than 12 years of culinary experience to Al Fresco, a casual pool and beach restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Chef Santos began his culinary career in 2000 at the Ritz-Carlton resort in Cancun, Mexico and spent the next seven years honing his skills at the beachfront property’s various restaurants before moving to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. His most recent posting prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal was at the Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas as an executive chef.
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Pool and Beach Private Dining 

  • Birthday, Party and Romantic Set-ups 
  • Private cabanas on the beach or by the pool 
  • Tiki torches, mood lamps, candles and themed decoration 
  • Dedicated server

For packages and details, contact: +9712 818 8282 or e-mail

Weekday Pool and Beach Experience

Valid Sunday through Thursday
Price: AED 200++ per adult and AED 100++ per child

  • A full-day pool and beach experience including access to the private sandy beach
  • Bento box lunch served poolside; choice of American, Mexican, Oriental or Healthy boxes
  • Access to the 1,600-square meter swimming pool, kids’ pool and Ritz Kids Splash Park
  • Use of the Health Club, locker rooms, showers, sun lounges and towels.

For reservations or inquiries, please contact 9712-818-8282 or e-mail