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The definition of luxury in heart of the UAE

Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

At a Glance


Abu Dhabi

Contract Type

Commissioning Consultant


Al Futtaim Carillion

Area (SqFt)

1,377,019 sq ft

Project Value

$ 389,000,000



Commissioning the very definition of luxury

The project involved the construction of 10 hotel towers, 88 individual chalets, as well as the on-site Venetian Village.

The Venetian Village includes 33 apartments, a spa building, staff accommodation, ancillary buildings, a separate service and security building, seven new substations, 86 pergolas, 11 gazebos, a tennis centre, car park and three shaded areas adjacent to the resort’s swimming pools.

The total built-up area of the project is around 178,000 square metres, excluding the external works.

SESC worked as commissioning consultant across the project for all internal and external MEP services. Working in close collaboration with the owner and steakholders to make sure the strict brand standards of the Ritz Carlton were met at all times, while always taking into account the sustainability targets of the property.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal features 447 luxurious guestrooms and suites, as well as 85 private villas. Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with its own private beach overlooking the Grand Canal, the hotel consists of ten stately buildings arranged in a crescent formation, complemented by artfully designed water features throughout the 220,000 square meter (54 acre) property.

A key highlight of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is the one and two-bedroom villas, each ranging in size from 90 to 130 square meters (968 to 1,400 square feet), and complete with spacious outdoor terraces and personalized butler service. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi provides 2,040 square meters of flexible meeting space, including a magnificent 1,500-square meter (16,145 square foot) ballroom that is divisible by three, with an additional 14 individual meeting rooms.

Project in Numbers




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