Novotel Al Barsha GRAND Opening: Mardi Gras and Carnival Style

Just in time with the Rio Carnival in Brazil and Mardi Gras in New Orleans, we, here in Dubai had a taste of both worlds during the Grand Opening of Novotel Al Barsha earlier this week.

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"Novotel Al Barsha is Accor's fifth Novotel property in the UAE with 465 rooms, this four star hotel located along Sheikh Zayed Road and a few blocks away from the popular Mall of the Emirates and can be reached easily via Dubai Metro stopping at the Sharaf DG station offers both business and leisure travellers spacious guest rooms and meeting facilities with panoramic views of the Dubai coastline. It has five restaurants such as Cravin Cajun, the region's only Cajun Louisiana restaurant with all day dining space, Cafe Java - a 24 hour boutique pastry takeaway coffee corner, Bubbles Bar - a contemporary bar and lounge, Deck Se7en for some live music and the tropical inspired poolside terrace. For relaxation, guest can unwind at In Balance Spa - complete with latest Technogym equipments and exotic treatments" 

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Back to the event, ladies in their carnival costumes greeted us at the door and cocktails serve on tables worn by the performers.

And as promised, it was Fiesta!!!  Novotel sure do knows how to throw a good party, a GRAND one with free flowing champagne, canapes, oysters, seafood buffet, and a room filled with sweet treats

The already hyped-up atmosphere grew more exciting when an aerialist started dancing in a glitzy cage, it was an awesome performance

I couldn't stop myself from posting this photo, it's as if she was telling him something like this "there's more so stay put, relax and enjoy the night!" :)

While we are getting comfortable with the festivities around us, the carnival dancers came down from the stairs twisting and swaying in the tune of Samba

After the live entertainment, we went into Bubbles bar where there is an array of seafood dishes waiting for us in the buffet table

And ladies in cute outfits who I think belongs Charlie's chocolate factory with sweet treats roam around the hotel lobby offering guest their desserts.

That wraps up my party experience with Novotel Al Barsha GRAND opening night.

Have you been to any hotel grand opening around Dubai? What was it like? Share it with us in the comment box below.

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.


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  1. You did have a blast :-) It's not every month that you get to see those costumes plus the performances around :-)

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