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- A Romance-Filled Weekend to Sweep you off your Feet -

ABU DHABI, January 14th, 2016 – To mark the arrival of the Valentine’s Day, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is setting the stage for romance with bountiful offerings at its various distinct restaurants. 

Week-long celebrations will start on February 7th with a delectable Valentine’s Afternoon Tea featuring savoury hors d’oeuvres, scones and chocolate treats inspired by the delicate floras aromas and accompanied by a guided tasting of your preferred tea blend.  Served daily until February 20th in Alba, resort’s elegant lobby lounge, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and available at AED 90++ per stand. 

The three signature restaurants have prepared succulent menus to surprise and delight on February the 14th. The award-winning steakhouse The Forge will present an exclusive five-course set menu for two centered on an exquisite foie gras parfait with strawberry jelly and wagyu tenderloin, including two glasses of French bubbly priced at AED 750++ per couple. In Mijana, the tunes of the live Arabic band will evolve the couple in a romantic scenario under the stars while guests discover a rich Middle Eastern sharing-style menu for AED 500++ per couple including two glasses of French bubbly. Li Jiang’s sharing menu featuring a selection of delicate dumplings followed by a delicious pumpkin crab soup, crispy duck rolls, black pepper wagyu beef and black cod can be enjoyed in the main dining room or at the outdoor lounge starting at AED 650++ per couple including two glasses of French bubbly.

For a romantic weekend, guests have the opportunity to stay in a luxurious one-bedroom villa in serene surroundings including daily buffet breakfast for two in Giornotte; personalized amenities and décor; a day use of a pool cabana with catering; early check-in from 10 a.m. and late check-out till 4 p.m., all starting from AED 2,750++ per room per night.

To complete the experience, discover a private and luxurious ambience at the spa with a Valentine’s Day offer combining a massage with a half an hour treatment of choice (a body wrap, body scrub or facial.) Post-treatment, guests can enjoy a glass of French bubbly or some refreshing tea on a secluded private spa beach. The offer is valid from February 13th until the 15th and is priced at AED 1,300++ per couple. 

Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel at +9712 818-8181 or emailing

Adjacent to the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with its own private beach, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal features 447 luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as 85 private one- and two-bedroom villas, 10 striking restaurants and lounges, a state-of-the-art health club, and one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in the region.