The stunning Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the city, situated behind the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and next to the waterfront with its own beautiful white-sand beach and vast gardens, it’s a true paradise in the desert.
The hotel evokes the grandiose style of the Italian Renaissance and features 8 restaurants including the beautiful Venetian Village which has multiple outdoor dining options down the winding cobbled streets leading to the central plaza with the Renaissance-inspired architecture.
Outside by the pool, you can enjoy the sunshine while food and drinks are brought directly to you with a wide variety of options from delicious Mexican burritos with a slight spicy tang and beetroot salads to zucchini stuffed with creamy halloumi cheese. There really is no better way to enjoy lunch by lounging by the pool or enjoying the shade of a parasol on the beachfront.
After lunch take a walk along the beach and enjoy the stunning water features and green gardens while taking a dip in the warm waters of the Khor Al Maqta waterway which leads into the sea.
After the sun sets, which is typically around 6-7PM in the UAE, enjoy some relaxation time in the vast 2000 square meter ESPA spa in the hotel which has architecture inspired by traditional Bedouin culture and features over 16 different treatment rooms, a pool, steam room and sauna for you to unwind.
If you are visiting the Sheikh Zayed Mosque it is just a 5 minute taxi ride away and will cost you around 12-20 dirhams. The hotel concierge will be happy to call a taxi for you.