Weekend Escape: The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

An overall view of the The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal property

The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal is positioned right in the very heart of Abu Dhabi. A mere stone’s throw away from the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Dubai, it allows city-goers the opportunity to enjoy Arabian hospitality at its most luxurious.

Upon arrival, a breathtakingly beautiful water fountain welcomes visitors. The Venetian-inspired property is semi-circular, and its beautiful backdrop featuring the Grand Mosque makes for a grand and awe-inspiring welcome that won't soon be forgotten.

Palatial grounds and a generously-sized private beach overlooking a peaceful stretch of paradisiacal water results in a quiet and family-friendly atmosphere. The second-largest Ritz Carlton hotel in the entire world, 447 rooms and suites, in addition to 85 private villas featuring private plunge pools, stretch over an impressive 57 acres. The interiors are undoubtedly 'Ritz Carlton', with plenty of antique marble, bronze and gold present throughout the authentic hotel, from its many lounging spaces to its various hotel rooms.

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The property is within viewing distance of the renowned Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Within viewing distance of the renowned Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal's guests would be foolish not to visit the incredible site. Arguably the most impressive and famous tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi, if not the UAE, MOJEH recommends guests explore the mosque’s beautiful interiors just before sunset, so that they’re able to witness the site’s incredible transition from day to night.

The Spa by Ritz Carlton is by ESPA and is a standalone building within the picturesque grounds of this magnificent hotel

Anchored in the traditions of Bedouin culture, The Spa by Ritz Carlton is by ESPA and is a standalone building within the picturesque grounds of this magnificent hotel. Set along the beachfront, 16 treatment rooms and separate relaxation areas for ladies and gentlemen with plunge pools, waterfalls and lush greenery are on offer. MOJEH recommends the space’s Inner Calm Massage which is a deeply relaxing treatment that uses a specially-selected blend of oils.

The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal’s Asian restaurant, Li Jiang

For a romantic evening that’ll leave a long-lasting impression, head to The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal’s Asian restaurant, Li Jiang, which is the ideal place to watch the sun go down. Indulge in baskets of steaming-hot dim sum and enjoy the beats laid out by the resident DJ on Thursday nights. An open kitchen, Li Jiang offers additional entertainment in the form of its very own chefs, who theatrically cook authentic rice and noodle dishes to the delight of diners.