Although Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, it is also a benchmark against which every other carnival is compared and one of the most interesting artistic events on the globe. Almost everyone has heard of Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year.
Rio Carnival is a wild 5-day celebration, 40 days before Easter. It officially starts on Saturday, March 2 and finishes in one week time with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday after which one is supposed to abstain from all bodily pleasures. Carnival with all its excesses, celebrated as a profane event, could be interpreted an act of farewell to the pleasures of the flesh.
There are carnival celebrations on virtually every corner of Brazil, the best-known ones taking place in Recife together with the neighboring Olinda (in the Northeast of Brazil) and Salvador. But the biggest and most famous carnival is undoubtedly Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
We offer you best available rates for the hotel in the very heart of Rio De Janeiro from 2 March to 9 March 2019
*All prices for hotel accommodation are per room for two persons
Copacabana Mar 3*
Standard Double Twin/BB- price for 7 nights AED 2,965
Copacabana Suites by Atlantica Hotels 3*
Double Suite Superior Twin/BB- price for 7 nights AED 3, 190
Grand Mercure Rio De Janeiro Copacabana 4*
Double Superior Special DBL/BB- price for 7 nights AED 6, 400
JW Marriott 5*
Deluxe Interior DBL/BB- price for 7 nights AED 11, 975
Emirates airline ticket
Economy class starts from AED 6, 454
Departure from Dubai 2 March 7:10 am, arrival to Rio De Janeiro 2 pm (14 hours 20 min flight)
Departure from Rio De Janeiro 9 March 2:05 am, arrival to Dubai 11:05 pm (14 hours flight)