The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

Grand Canal
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and overlooking Al Maqta creek, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offers guests a unique luxury hospitality experience. Spread across 57 acres, the Venice-inspired property has established itself as a micro-destination in Abu Dhabi as the hotel offering is complemented by exquisite dining options and enticing recreational facilities nestled by carefully manicured gardens and adorned by artfully designed water features.

At a Glance

Opened: March 2013
Purpose built by Abu Dhabi National Hotels
Three signature restaurants designed by Super Potato
Host of the Venetian Village, Abu Dhabi’s newest dining destination

Facts and Figures

General Information
Accommodation: 532 units
Rooms: 280 units
Suites: 167 units
Villas: 85 units
Residential living (villas): 85 units

Other Attractions
ESPA spa
Ritz Kids

The Forge: signature steakhouse
Li Jiang: modern Southeast Asian restaurant
Mijana: contemporary Arabic restaurant
Giornotte: all-day dining restaurant serving light Mediterranean fare
Al Fresco: pool and beach restaurant
Alba: lobby lounge
Dolce: Italian style café
Sorso: a traditional Ritz-Carlton bar experience

Meetings & Events
Based on clients’ needs, the hotel is able to help select the ideal meeting space from a variety of venues beyond the 14 meeting rooms or the spectacular 1,550-square meter Roma Ballroom.

Awards and Accolades


  • The Forge: “Favourite Steakhouse” by What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2015
  • Mijana: “Highly Commended Romantic” by Time Out Abu Dhabi Dining Awards 2015
  • The Forge: “Highly Commended Steakhouse” by Time Out Abu Dhabi Dining Awards 2015
  • Li Jiang: “Highly Commended Southeast Asian” by Time Out Abu Dhabi Dining Awards 2015
  • Mijana -“Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant” by Fact Dining Awards, April 2015
  • Alba – “Favourite Tea Room”by Fact Dining Awards, April 2015


  • “Best Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi” by Business Traveller Middle East Awards, May 2014
    “Top Africa, Indian Ocean or Middle East Hotel Opening in 2013” at Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ultra Summit, USA, March 2014
  • “Best New Hotel in the World” by the readers of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, March 2014
  • “Best New Business Hotel in the World” by Business Traveler USA, January 2014
  • “Top 50 Best New Hotels in the World” by Conde Nast Traveller Russia, March 2014
  • Connoisseur Circle Award of Excellence by Connoisseur Circle Magazine, Germany, October 2014
  • Giornotte - “Favourite Brunch” by What’s On Abu Dhabi, October 2014
  • Giornotte - “Best Brunch” by Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards, November 2014
  • Li Jiang - “Best South-East Asian” by Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards, November 2014


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

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Grand Canal