Welcome to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

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The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, set against a backdrop of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, features 504 luxury rooms & suites, 4 plunge pool villas, and 11 Rabdan villas. Inspired by the 15th to early 17th century Renaissance architecture and the urban planning of the city of Venice, the waterfront property consists of ten stately buildings arranged in a crescent formation, completed with artfully designed water features and manicured gardens. The culinary journey at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal begins with each ingredient selected to suit even the most discerning palate and ends with the fond farewell of the renowned Ritz-Carlton service. Guests can choose from 8 hotel restaurants, including 3 signature restaurants – Lebanese, Asian, and Steakhouse. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi provides 2,182 square meters (23,484 square feet) of flexible meeting space, including a magnificent 1,550-square meter (16,685 square foot) ballroom.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Legendary Arabic Luxury. Italian-Inspired Style.

Escape to a world of Middle Eastern opulence at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. From sunrises over Al Maqta Creek to sunsets that illuminate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, every moment reawakens the senses. Located within 10 Venetian-inspired buildings that form a crescent around one of the city’s largest outdoor pools, the resort features eight restaurants, five-star accommodations, and 23,000 sq ft of event space.

Rabdan Villa - Living Room

Rooms & Suites

Abu Dhabi
Dining Experiences

Lobster Night at Li Jiang

Savor freshly caught lobster with a set menu for the ages that incorporates the very best of culinary arts.

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Resort Membership

Enjoy our Elite benefits for one month, including daily access to the Health Club, pool, and beach and selected savings on dining experiences.

Rabdan Villa - Living Room

Experience an Elevated Level of Luxury

The three-bedroom villa with a private pool employs elegant interior design, mirroring how Abu Dhabi celebrates its rich cultural heritage.

Shaded restaurant terrace at evening with views of the olive grove and mosque

Global Cuisine to Engage the Senses

Discover lavish dining experiences throughout our signature restaurants.

Breathtaking Wedding Venues

Setting a new standard in romantic elegance, discover the stunning indoor and outdoor venues ideally suited to wedding celebrations.

Spectacular wedding reception in shades of cream held within a grand ballroom

Abu Dhabi Venues for Elevated Meetings

Like the hotel itself, meetings here are executed on a grand scale. Set amid the hotel’s 57 lushly landscaped acres, business meetings and events are hosted in elegant ballrooms, state-of-the-art meeting rooms or outdoor venues overlooking the Abu Dhabi’s iconic mosque. Event experts are available to assist with every detail and decision, and meeting planners have an array of amenities, facilities and venues to select from.

Meeting Venue
Hotel Events Spotlight

Green Initiatives

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, has implemented multiple initiatives across the property. Some of these initiatives speak to a unified drive that is guided by our Environmental Responsibility Strategy—as key projects—are positioned to increase our portfolio offering. We are presently making strides with the following key projects which lead our sustainability portfolio.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Glass Bottle Project implements our own in-house re-bottling system, with the aim to reduce plastic wastage and save 850, 000 plastic bottles from being thrown away, annually. 

Save Our Amenities is a new refillable bathroom amenity program to also reduce our carbon footprint, and to promote recyclables. 

No to Styrofoam is a seasoned campaign where our hotel does not allow the material for use or onsite of the property. By eliminating Styrofoam, we further support the eco-positive movement, tremendously. 

The Vertical Farm is a recent initiative that has been launched as of April 2023. It is an addition to our Food & Beverage operations that provides us with the freshest, most nutritious produce possible while reducing our carbon footprint by eliminating the need to transport produce from other locations. Moreover, our Vertical Farm does not use any pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides, making it a safe and healthy option for our guests.

The ‘Gloves Come On!’ initiative has a bold goal to save 1.4 million pairs of gloves annually—equal to 4 tons of plastic waste—with a glove that is washable over a period of months before being recycled back into the production process of where it originated.



The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

PO Box 91888, Al Maqta Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 2-8188888
Distance from Property: 24.6 KM
Phone Number: +971 2-5055555
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Distance from Property: 152.0 KM
Phone Number: +971 4-2245555
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Private Car Service

Limousine/Van Service


Bus Station

Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal

What To Expect

We Are Delighted To Welcome You

Journey Into
Inspiring Destinations

Property Details


Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

Beach Access

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Convenience Store

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service


Activities for Kids

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Wifi


Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

No pets allowed

Parking Complimentary On-Site Parking
Complimentary Valet Parking
Electric Car Charging Station
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments


Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Arabic, Hindi, Spanish, Chinese

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +971 2-8188888

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Service Animals are Welcome

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors


Carbon Footprint: 170.85 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 2224.09 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Electric car charging