Ritz Carlton, Grand Canal

Ritz Carlton Grand Canal Exterior

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Arabia Meets Venice at Ritz Carlton Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi

If memorable experiences are your priority, the Venetian-inspired Ritz Carlton Grand Canal delivers. This sprawling hotel is set in 57 acres of gardens, with a private beach, multiple pools and restaurants, and views over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Choose between 447 spacious rooms and suites, all with private balconies – ideal for watching the sun rise over the Grand Mosque, coffee in hand. When it comes to dining, you’ll have eight restaurants to choose from – don’t miss the outdoor Mijana restaurant, serving Arabic cuisine, traditional folk music and late-night shisha.

And you won’t have any trouble working up an appetite - the hotel has extensive sports facilities. As well as its beach and pools, you’ll find padel courts and a health club.

If chilled vibes are more your thing, take a wander to the hotel’s waterfront Venetian Village. There, you’ll find more restaurants, a spa and attractive, cobblestone streets – all lit up by traditional street lamps after dark. The culinary journey at The Ritz - Carlton Abu Dhabi have available upgrades to half board and full board 'dine around' in all signature restaurants of the hotel (Giornotte, Mijana, the Forge and Li Jiang).

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Private beach

Health club

8 restaurants

Multiple pools

Waterfront Venetian Village

On the Al Maqta Creek


  • 1 night

  • Asia . UAE . Abu Dhabi

  • International flights not included

  • Bed and Breakfast

From £79 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Ritz Carlton Grand Canal Exterior
Ritz Carlton Grand Canal Exterior

Holiday details


Rooms and suites at the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal are spacious and luxurious. Every room comes with its own private balcony, and a view over either the landscaped gardens, canal or one of the swimming pools. All have feather beds with down duvets and Egyptian cotton linen. Bathrooms are marble, with dual washbasins and rainforest showers. Plus, there are lots of thoughtful extras such as Asprey toiletries and twice-daily housekeeping. You’ll feel incredibly well looked after.


  • Swimming pools
  • 8 restaurants
  • Private beach
  • Rooms and suites available
  • Padel tennis courts
  • 24 hour gym
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini-football
  • Basketball
  • Free Wi-Fi

Holiday location

Ritz Carlton Grand Canal hotel map

Local Area

The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi is in the Al Maqta area, a quiet, mainly residential area on the shores of the Grand Canal. The impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque dominates the view from the hotel entrance, and its 82 white marble domes and enormous mosaic artwork make it a must see. Just a 15-minute walk or 5-minute away, it’s one of the few mosques in the region to allow non-Muslim visitors.

If shopping is your thing, you’ll find the Qaryat Al Beri Souk within a 10-minute drive away and there is also an option to book a boat. It’s a great place to treat yourself or stock up on gifts, home mainly to homegrown Emirati luxury brands.

Elsewhere in Abu Dhabi, you’ll find plenty of excitement at Yas Island, around 15-20 minutes’ drive away. This large entertainment and shopping complex includes a marina and Yas Island Mall, and is home to the city’s famous Formula 1 circuit.

If nature is more your thing, you’ll find huge stretches of protected white sand beach and mangrove swamps at Saadiyat Island – along with a branch of the Louvre.


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