Legatto Insider: Ritz-Carlton Hotel (U.A.E.)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel operating a chain of 84 iconic luxury hotels and resorts in major city and resort destinations in 26 countries worldwide, is the gold standard in luxury hospitality. Bring together years upon years of expertises and blending it with cultural tradition, wherever you may visit the Ritz, one thing is for sure, expect nothing but the best. And what better way to examplify this but at the epic centre of a melting pot of culture, innovation, tradition and luxury than in the United Arab Emirates, two crown jewels, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Here is 3 of the best from The Ritz-Carlton in the U.A.E.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Escape to  Abu Dhabi beach resort, where European elegance blends with Middle Eastern tradition.

Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, gurgling fountains and Venetian-inspired buildings, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offers a luxury beach resort experience minutes away from the city centre. The honoring of cultures can be found throughout the resort, from the Bedouin-inspired spa to the array of dining experiences. Located across from the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque,  Abu Dhabi luxury resort offers a breathtaking setting

Abu Dhabi appeals with a rich collection of experiences, inviting visitors to explore its magnificent architecture, cultural history, outdoor adventure and luxury shopping.

At The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, guests can easily experience it all, both at the waterfront hotel and around the city. A 2,000-square-meter spa, nine restaurants and a massive 1,600-square-meter pool are simply a few of ways guests can spend a day at the resort.

Surrounding  Abu Dhabi beach hotel are iconic attractions including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, beautiful beaches and cultural institutions. The concierge can assist in arranging visits to these sites as well as beach activities such as boating and fishing. Strategically positioned between Mussafah and Maqtaa bridges, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is conveniently located for both business and tourism, and is a short 25-minute drive from the airport.


Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Intl Financial Centre

Settle into Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai’s most sophisticated destination for stylish restaurants, nightlife and art galleries and home to the only luxury hotel in DIFC, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, which also features a direct walkway to the heart of DIFC.

Like the many galleries that surround it, this hotel near downtown Dubai displays its passion for art and the area’s status as an important culture destination with its own rotating international collection. Connoisseurs can also meet artists of local renown in the city’s emerging art community. From the mesmerising crystal branches that highlight the hotel ceiling to the Chicago-influenced art deco design, the visual craftsmanship draws guests in to a very unique sense of place.

Ideally located near downtown Dubai, just 20 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and within walking distance to two metro stations, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is one of the most ideally located hotels on Sheikh Zayed Road, from which to explore all that Dubai has to offer.

Dubai is the second largest of the United Arab Emirates, but second to none in its eclectic compilation of distinctive landmarks, rich history and unique cultural opportunities. Garnering ever-increasing recognition for its expansive growth, open business climate and distinctive architecture – including the record setting Burj Khalifa – Dubai is a luxurious desert playground and shopper’s paradise full of exciting possibilities.

The Dubai International Financial Centre, just steps from the luxury hotel, is home to world-class art galleries that showcase both local and international art, restaurants and cafes. Guests will find ample recreational opportunities nearby, including boating, desert safaris and water sports. For those looking to shop, Dubai offers a vast array of shopping experiences, from the immense Dubai Mall to traditional Arabic souks. Let  knowledgeable staff help you plan a Dubai experience that will stay with you always.

The Ritz Carlton Dubai


As the sun sets over Dubai beachfront hotels, the fresh scent of bakhoor fills the lobby. Lit torches cast shadows over lush gardens. Following centuries-old traditions, the lighting of home – and that of guests for as long as they are here – is complete. Tradition, effortlessly enfolded into an elegant modern setting, is what makes The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai such a mesmerizing experience.

From the rose petal-strewn fountains and the stunning Mashrabiya enhanced woodcarvings that greet guests in the hotel lobby, the sense of place is immediate and enveloping. Yet it’s the modern comforts and luxuries that make this luxury beach hotel one of the more memorable experiences you will take away from Dubai. Spend your days indulging body, mind and spirit at this intimate retreat and your nights enjoying some of the world’s premier dining, shopping and night life.

With its preeminent position between the Arabian Gulf and the JBR Walk, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is the perfect marina hotel from which to experience this mesmerizing city. Whether it’s the beach that beckons or the city’s luxury shops and world-class attractions, your stay here is always superbly memorable.

Dubai is the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates, but second to none in its eclectic compilation of rich history, unique cultural opportunities and distinctive landmarks. Continually recognized for its expansive growth and evolution, Dubai is a luxurious desert playground and shopper’s paradise, full of exciting experiential possibilities including the Dubai Marina, and the cosmopolitan JBR Walk, Dubai’s only beachfront promenade of luxury retail shops and al fresco restaurants and cafés.

Let The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai assist you in planning your sightseeing trip around the city. The knowledgeable front desk staff or Concierge at  the luxury hotel can work with you to create an itinerary that highlights the best Dubai has to offer.


In-House Editor

To say Hamyar has traveled would be something of an understatement. His passion for travelling has taken him from Tanzania to Dubai and an enviable number of places between, and the memories he captures always make for interesting reading. As well as travel, other subjects which fall into his expert remit include culture, design, fashion and cars - in other words, a born globetrotting who is destined for great things if his aspirations so far are anything to go by.

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