The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is a luxury resort that offers a taste of Middle Eastern majesty alongside inspiration from the grandiose glamour of the palaces of Venice.
The hotel’s crescent of beautiful buildings arc around lush gardens, a large outdoor pool and a private beach that looks out onto the Grand Canal.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque forms a spectacular backdrop to al fresco dining experiences. Whether you dine under the Arabian sun or after it’s set when the mosque’s ornate domes are lit up to provide a picturesque contrast to the Abu Dhabi night sky.
The hotel’s five-star accommodation offers spacious suites and relaxing rooms with great views, modern facilities and a level of comfort and style that is bound to help you unwind. Speaking of unwinding, there’s also a 16-room spa complex offering the expert treatments you need to refresh your body and mind.
Fabulous feasts from across the world are on offer at eight great restaurants – including a signature steakhouse and venues offering Mediterranean, south-east Asian and Arabic cuisine.
With a popular kids’ club and a huge amount of meeting space you’ll definitely be catered for here, whether you’re visiting on business, pleasure or both.
Couples craving a romantic retreat, people who like to conduct their business in style and families looking for child-friendly luxury.
The easy access to a beautiful private beach – and the amazing views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, day and night.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi kids’ club ensures the youngest members of your family are guaranteed to have a good time during their stay at the hotel.
It offers half and full day supervised activities that take place in and outside, featuring badminton and table tennis as well as film showings and LEGO. There are also arts and crafts activities that provide an educational element, helping your children to learn a little bit about the culture and nature of Abu Dhabi during their stay in the UAE’s capital.
The club – open to children aged four to 12 – also serves a child-friendly menu of healthy and tasty meals to fuel their fun. It has a dedicated check-in area too, so your little ones feel just as important and pampered as you.
Mini canvas tote bags, a welcome pack including rubber ducks and child-safe bath products also help to cater for the youngest guests.
The hotel's fitness centre and studio is open 24 hours a day, with spacious and well-equipped facilities that allow you to keep up your active lifestyle and work out while overlooking the olive garden.
Book yourself in to ESPA, the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi spa, and let both body and mind be revitalised by treatments that tap into Bedouin traditions.
There are 16 treatment rooms in total in this expansive beachfront spa complex – with separate areas for ladies and gentlemen to relax in. It’s all beautifully set among plunge pools, waterfalls and the hotel’s lush green grounds.
An Oasis Ritual two-hour treatment treats guests to a Hamman foot and body scrub, plus a soothing scalp massage. The Radiance Restorer, meanwhile, offers a facial, body scrub and Balinese-inspired massage across two-and-a-half-hours of pure relaxation. There are also specialist deep muscle massages to ease aches and pains, helping to thoroughly unwind after a busy day exploring everything Abu Dhabi holds.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi offers more than 200 rooms – each with fabulous facilities that match the spectacular views.
Across a huge range of suites, villas and residences, guests can gaze out upon the beach, pool, gardens or the grand Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – with balconies that help you to soak in your surroundings.
Inside, you’ll find it easy to recharge thanks to the feather beds, Egyptian cotton linen, luxury Asprey bath products and plush bathrobes. The magnificent marble bathrooms with separate baths and rain showers also allow you to relax and refresh in style.
Guests can enjoy a high-speed internet connection and a 42-inch television as well as in-room dining, overnight shoeshine and laundry facilities that ensure your every need is catered for.
Suites offer large living spaces for you and your family – with the chance to reserve rooms with kitchenettes, private terraces and a dedicated butler service.
Succulent steaks – and an excellent wine menu – await at The Forge. Sorso, meanwhile, offers a stylish twist on the sports bar, serving burgers, wines and cocktails. Light bites and snacks are also available at the elegant Alba lobby.
Giornotte embraces the hotel’s Italian style with its Mediterranean menu – and comes alive for fabulous Friday brunches. Dolce offers a more casual cafe setting in keeping with the Italian style – and its sweet treats, cakes and pastries can be enjoyed on its terrace or back in your room.
For south-east Asian flavours head to Li Jiang. Book here to dine outdoors with the backdrop of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
There’s authentic Arabic fare on the menu at Mijana. This outdoor venue serves up regional and Lebanese dishes and for daytime outdoor dining, Al Fresco serves sandwiches and salads by the pool or beach.
You won’t need to travel far to make the best of Abu Dhabi’s incredible weather. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is a hotel with its own private beach that’s just waiting for guests to enjoy. Take shade under a parasol, palm tree or cabana, put your feet up on a sun lounger and savour a spell of blissful relaxation as you gaze over the glistening Grand Canal.
There’s not just soft sand waiting for you outside, the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi also has an impressive outdoor swimming pool that stretches over 1,600sqm in the heart of the beautifully arranged gardens. Cool off here after a day spent exploring Abu Dhabi’s awe-inspiring attractions.
The hotel’s pool and beach will easily satisfy your needs, but if you fancy some water sports alongside your sunbathing, Al Bateen Beach is a 15-minute drive away. With Al Hudariyat Bridge as a backdrop, you can swim, hire a kayak or jump on some jet skis. There’s also chance to play a game of volleyball too.
Al Qurm Beach – about 12 minutes’ drive away – is another alternative public beach to check out. You’ll find it close to the leaning Capital Gate skyscraper.
Exploring the lush landscapes of the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi grounds is an enviable experience – both in the daytime and, thanks to tasteful lighting, once the sun has set.
Garden House rooms and Garden Suites put you at the heart of the picturesque grounds, each with their own lawns that offer attractive and relaxing views during your stay.
In fact, the rooms, suites and meeting facilities are all designed to make best use of the spectacular location, offering views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Grand Canal, and the hotel’s gardens.
There are also on-site jogging tracks if you want to go for a run in an attractive setting.
Khor Al Maqta’a Park is about a mile-and-a-half (just over two kilometres) away and is a great choice for picnics and playing outdoor sports. Alternatively, Zayed Sports City Stadium is under 10 minutes away by car and plays host to international sporting events.
You’re well-placed in the Al Maqta area of Abu Dhabi, with the capital’s crowning landmark Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque under a mile-and-a-half (just over two kilometres) away by foot and visible from the hotel.
Zayed Sports City is under three miles (about four kilometres) from the hotel and hosts a variety of sports. From football and rugby to its tennis courts and ice rink, bowling centre and paintball venue – it’s all on offer here.
Just beyond the sports city, you’ll find the Capital Centre – which features the unusual Capital Gate slanted skyscraper and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
You’re only about 25 minutes away from Yas Island too. Head there for the home of the Formula One™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and attractions such as Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World™, and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi.
You’re also close to Marina Mall – a four-level shopper’s paradise across from the Corniche Beach.
With 80 ornate domes, 24 gold-plated chandeliers and about 1,000 grand columns, everything about the nearby Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is spectacular. This is one of the world’s largest mosques and can accommodate an incredible 40,000 worshippers.
Between your hotel and the airport, you’ll find the fascinating Masdar City – a pioneering project to try and build a sustainable city that could be the blueprint for the future – with no waste, zero carbon, recycled water and an absence of cars.
Check out the ‘Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi’ to witness one of the most eye-catching additions to the UAE capital’s skyline. The 35-storey structure, next to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, is designed with an unusual 18-degree westward incline.
The Ritz-Carlton hotel is just under 13 miles (20 kilometres) away from Abu Dhabi International Airport by road – a distance that takes under 20 minutes by car.
Pre-book a transfer with Etihad for a quick and convenient way to reach the hotel when you land. Alternatively, check out the taxi and car hire options at the airport upon arrival.
The Ritz-Carlton Club Level guests can access the Club Level Lounge. This exclusive facility features glass walls that let you take in an incredible panoramic view of the Al Maqta creek . Meals are served here throughout the day, while guests also have access to free coffee and cookies, wireless internet and pressing facilities.
The hotel has 14 meeting rooms as well as a 1,500-capacity ballroom that can host a spectacular business event. In fact, there’s more than 23,000 sq ft of event space in total, with pre-function spaces for welcome receptions and experts on hand to ensure audio-visual presentations run smoothly.
Visitors to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi with reduced mobility are able to book into special accessible guest rooms with wider door openings. The pool, fitness centre and meetings rooms have accessible entrances and there’s also on-site accessible self-parking facilities. Service animals are also permitted to assist those with disabilities.
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