Halloween in Dubai: Where to find the most spooktacular celebrations

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Halloween in Dubai: Where to find the most spooktacular celebrations
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Thursday, October 31 officially kicks off What’s On’s hotly anticipated two-day festival, Party in the Park. Thursday will see legendary dance DJ Fatboy Slim take to the stage, with support from DJ’s Chris Wright and award-winning DJ duo Hollaphonic. Things step up a further notch on Friday November 1 with performances from Richard Croft of Verve, ‘Naive’ smash-hit singers The Kooks and 90’s crooners Lighthouse Family closing the show in what is going to be an epic night to remember. Tickets are on sale now via platinumlist.net.

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Party in the Park, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, 6pm to 1am Thursday October 31 and 2pm to 1am Friday November 1, from Dhs160. partyinthepark.ae

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Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Blue Marlin’s Burning Beach party returns for one final time just ahead of Halloween. The day-to-night event promises electric festival vibes, unbelievable music and a buzzing beach that serves as a psychedelic playground. Joseph Capriati and Mind Against will headline, alongside stellar local talents including Frederick Stone and Michka. It’s free entry before 4pm and Dhs150 after.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot, Exit 399, Sheikh Zayed Road, 1pm to 11pm, Friday October 25, Dhs150 after 4pm. bluemarlinibiza-uae.com

La Carnita

Popular party spot, La Carnita are putting their own Mexican twist on Halloween, turning the bar into a ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ town, with a vampire party on Thursday night and a “Day of the Dead” themed version of their famous Secret Parties brunch on the Friday. Make sure you dress to impress, as the best costume will win a bar tab worth Dhs1,000. Just make sure you tag @lacarnita_dxb or cartel.dxb to win.

La Carnita, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Dubai, 5pm, Thursday Oct 31, free entry, 1pm to 4pm, Friday Nov 1, Dhs299 soft, Dhs399 house. secret-parties.com

Zombieland Halloween Party at Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis The Palm are throwing a huge party on October 31 with their Zombieland Apocalypse. They’re going all out – and they’ve even built a custom-deck out on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. The party looks set to be massive, with sets from DJ Chuckie, David de Luca and other local DJ’s. There’ll be prizes for people who dress up and its free entry for ladies before 9pm.

Zombieland Halloween Party at Atlantis The Palm, 7pm to 3am, Thursday October 31, free entry for ladies before 9pm, Dhs100 earlybird, Dhs150 door entry. Tel: (04) 426 1166. dubai.platinumlist.net

White Dubai

Firmly cemented as one of Dubai’s biggest and best super clubs, it’s no surprise that White are going to be throwing a party of epic proportions on both Oct 31 and Nov 1 with spooky decorations, huge stage productions and some massive artists set to perform. Get yourself down there for a night of frights (and free drinks for ladies).

WHITE Dubai, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop, Dubai, 10pm to 4am, free for ladies, Dhs200 for guys. whitedubai.com

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Do you love a super-sophisticated ladies’ night? Check out the one at Noir Cocktail Bar & Lounge where Dhs195 will get you unlimited bubbles and six oysters. Fancy. They’re Halloween-ing things up on October 31, with a spooky vibe and DJ tunes all night. Don your best dresses, Noir is a super-swanky venue.

Noir, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 8pm to 11pm, Thursday October 31, Dhs195 for six oysters and unlimited bubbles. Tel: (04) 409 5222. kempinski.com

Rüya Dubai

For those looking for a classy take on Halloween, check out Rüya Dubai on October 31, who’ll be serving up their take on some themed offerings. Sip on signature cocktails, the ‘hayalet’ with citrus, roasted pumpkin and toasted coffee (Dhs35) or a specially designed dessert, the ‘pumpkin tatlisi’, with salted sesame praline and tahini ice cream (Dhs45). The venue will be dressed up for the occasion and if you are too, you could win a dinner or brunch for two on a date of your choosing.

Rüya Dubai, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai, October 31. Tel: (04) 399 9123. ruyadubai.com

The Backyard

The Backyard are re-opening their garden terrace on Halloween night with an awesome taco truck that you definitely won’t be able to tear yourself away from. In honour of their special Halloween opening, there’s two-for-one on all tacos and selected drinks from 5pm to 11pm.

The Backyard, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai, Marasi Drive, Dubai, 5pm onwards. Tel: (04) 369 0000. steigenberger.com

Le Meridien Hotel & Conference Centre

This hotel is pulling out all the stops with its Halloween celebrations and here’s what’s happening; a Stalking Dead Halloween Party is going down from 8pm on Thurs 31 at Warehouse and a brunch on Nov 1, from 1pm to 4pm for Dhs259; Halloween-themed Brunchology at Yalumba, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, from Dhs389; Haunted Village at Le Meridien Village Terrace, Nov 1, 7.30pm to 11pm, from Dhs239 and The Dark Tales bar show at Jules Bar, Nov 1, 9pm to 3am, Dhs130 inclusive of two regular drinks.

Le Meridien Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 217 0000. marriott.com

A.E.R

Newly opened restaurant and lounge A.E.R in DIFC are offering up a spooky-themed business lunch and a dinner party on Thursday, October 31. You can get the business lunch anytime between 12pm and 4pm, with the soft package priced at Dhs129. If you’re having a Thursday late lunch, why not get the weekend started early and add two alcoholic beverages for a Dhs199 price tag? Can’t make it ’til later? Their themed dinner party will run from 9pm with unlimited food and drink for three hours, Dhs299.

A.E.R, DIFC, Emirates Financial Tower, Dubai, October 31, business lunch 12pm to 4pm, dinner party, 9pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 268 7368. facebook.com/Aerdxb

The Atrium at Al Habtoor City

There’s loads going on at the Atrium for Halloween, with themed set menus, creepy cocktails at The City Grill and The Rose & Crown on October 31. Vibrant Mexican restaurant, Zoco, are celebrating for two days, with a costume party on October 31 and a Halloween brunch on Nov 1.

The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, October 31 and Nov 1. Tel: (04) 437 0025. habtoorhospitality.com

Fogueira

Fancy celebrating the spooky holiday on a fun rooftop terrace? Brazilian restaurant Fogueira is definitely worth a visit with some epic views of the city from its vantage point on the 35th floor. They’re inviting you to try their Brazilian BBQ with unlimited cuts of meat whilst you enjoy some Latin entertainment. The restaurant will be dressed up for the occasion, with some Halloween surprises along the way.

Delta Hotels by Marriott, Dubai Marina, Dubai, from 7pm, Thursday October 31, Dhs249 soft, Dhs349 house. Tel: (04) 439 8813. facebook.com/fogueiradeltadubai

Miss Tess

Miss Tess are throwing a Kill Bill-themed bash on Thursday 31 and Friday November 1. Join them for a wallet-friendly deal of Dhs198 for 5 courses of their delicious Asian cuisine, with three drinks and two shots included. Their daily happy hour will be running from 6pm to 8pm too, with two free drinks for the ladies. Expect some cheeky entertainment and maybe even some ‘kung-fu fighting’.

Miss Tess, Taj Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, 6pm to 2am, Thursday 31st October & Friday 1st November. Tel: (050) 498 8505. facebook.com/MissTessDubai

COYA Dubai

One of Dubai’s most sophisticated hotspots, COYA Dubai will be going all out for a special party on Wednesday, October 30 that you’ll definitely want a ticket for. Promising to be an ‘immersive experience’ with some epic decorations and characters, they invite you to don your best Halloween costumes as you sip on specially curated cocktails and tuck into some of their mouth-watering Latin American dishes.

COYA Dubai, Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai, from 9pm, Wednesday October 30. Tel: (04) 316 9600. coyarestaurant.com/dubai2

Hi Five

Hi Five is the new laid-back offering that’s opened up in Internet City, Dubai. They’re doing a range of specially designed cocktails for you to slurp your way through and with names like grave digger, black widow and black magic, drink at your own risk. They’ve got a spooky Thursday night brunch where the beast dressed competition winner will bag themselves a brunch for four people.

Hi Five, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City, Dubai, Thursday October 31. Tel: (055) 537 7714. hifivedxb.com

Crowne Plaza Dubai

There’s plenty going on at Crowne Plaza Dubai for the creepy holiday, with a dinner at Brazilian restaurant Chamas on Thursday October 31. There’s a free cocktail for those in costume and a set dinner starts from Dhs215. Trader Vics will be celebrating with themed cocktails and shooters and Harvesters are offering up a free mixed drink when you buy something from their special Halloween menu.

Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (800) 276 963. ihg.com/crowneplaza

Attractions
The Immersive Halloween Experience at QE2

Don’t scare easily? That’s what you think. QE2’s Immersive Haunted Attraction is set to seriously test your limits. Brought to you by Project Rising Star, there will be three levels of terrifying experiences on the iconic ship, incorporating old stories from hundreds of years ago that actually happened there. The ‘Level 1’ spooky experience will take place in the afternoons, designed to only lightly scare people and suitable for families. Taking place at after dark, Level 2 is said to be for those who don’t mind losing a bit of sleep and to enter the depths of Level 3 (in the depths of the night), you actually have to sign a waiver – it’s not for the faint hearted. The experience is running from Thursday October 17 to Saturday November 2 and tickets are available from Platinum List now.

The Immersive Halloween Experience at QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai, Thursday, October 17 to Saturday, November 2, Dhs55. Tel: (04) 526 8888. dubai.platinumlist

TEPfactor

TEPfactor is the ultimate maze challenge, where you’ll be locked in a cave with your team and only your mind holds the key as you solve clues, puzzles and riddles against the clock in a round of 21 challenges. On October 31, they’re getting a seriously scary makeover, so make sure you have your wits about you as there’ll be some creepy goings on in the darkest corners of the cave. If you dress up for the occasion, you’ll receive 50 percent off your game.

TEPfactor, Bahar Plaza, JBR, Dubai, 6pm to 11pm, October 31, children 8-12 Dhs79, adults 13+ Dhs99 per hour, 50 percent discount available on a 2 hour booking only. Tel: (056) 404 0802. tepfactor.ae

Museum of Illusions

Dubai’s Museum of Illusions is a great family-friendly attraction in the city, with its mind-bending illusion rooms making for some seriously chin-scratching photos. They’re ‘going dark’ from October 31 to November 2 with loads of tricks and treats in store for you. The little ones will get 50 percent off their tickets across the three days too.

Museum of Illusions, Al Seef, Dubai Creek, October 31 to November 2, 10am to 12pm, Dhs60 for children (Dhs30 with 50 percent discount), Dhs80 adults. Tel: (04) 357 3999. museumofillusions.ae

The Smash Room

Got a bit of pent up frustration you’re dying to let out? The Smash Room is just the place for you. Smash, bash and crash your anger out by smashing up TVs with crowbars, hurling glasses at the walls and battering old computers with baseball bats. They’re all dressed up for Halloween from October 20 to November 2 with a special package to boot. Dhs197 will get you glasses and electronic items to smash with protective-wear and your own video to commemorate the experience. Dress up in your Halloween costume for the chance to with a Dhs500 voucher to spend at The Smash Room.

The Smash Room, 195 Umm Suqeim St, Dubai, 11am to 10.30pm Saturday to Wednesday. 11am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday, October 20 to November 2, Dhs197. Tel: (058) 198 2323. thesmashroom.ae

Brunches
Hospital of Hell at The Hideout

Known for going all out to celebrate any sort of occasion, The Hideout are transforming into a hospital of hell on Thursday October 31. Make sure to sign your patient admission form and watch out for the sadistic doctor as he hunts for his next victim. Their evening brunch runs from 8pm to 11pm with unlimited house beverages and sharing dishes. And there’s a huge prize for the best dressed.

The Hideout, Bybloss Hotel, Dubai Marina, 8pm to 11pm, Thursday October 31, Dhs300. Tel: (058) 534 6000. facebook.com/Thehideoutdubai

We Brunch

Famous Dubai party brunch We Brunch (brought to you by Love Parties) is getting a full Halloween makeover, with everything from the food to the drinks and venue getting bewitched on Friday November 1. There’ll be a makeup artist on-hand to get you in the spirit, and if you want to go all the way and come dressed up in costume, prizes will be handed out for the very best dressed. Don’t forget there’s an afterparty from 4pm, where you can get five drinks for Dhs150 at Marina Social Bar.

We Brunch, Accents, Intercontinental, Dubai Marina, 1pm to 4pm, Friday November 1, Dhs325 soft, Dhs375 house, Dhs425 bubbles. Tel:(052) 798 7292. webrunchdxb.com

Halloween Mega Yacht Brunch

All aboard for a spooktacular edition of the Mega Yacht Brunch aboard the huge Lotus yacht on Friday November 1, brought to you by legendary Dubai party organisers, Candypants.

Halloween Mega Yacht Brunch, from Pier 7, 12.30pm to 4pm, Fridays, Dhs349 regular, Dhs499 premium. Tel: (052) 777 6953. Book your tickets here

Hidden Brunch

Two venues, one brunch. Sound good? That’s exactly what you get with Love Parties’ Hidden Brunch at the Taj Hotel. You’ll dine in Tresoro, which will be made into a haunted graveyard especially for the event. Dine on Halloween themed dishes and even get a creepy makeover whilst you’re there. Then, head to epic rooftop bar Treehouse for an even more epic afterparty from 4pm, with five drinks for Dhs150.

Hidden Brunch, Tesoro and Treehouse, Taj Dubai, Downtown Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Friday, November 1, soft drinks Dhs325, house drinks Dhs375, Dhs425 sparkling. Tel: (052) 798 7292. hiddenbrunch.com

Mr. Miyagi’s

Mr Miyagi’s are taking their famous Wok ‘n’ Roll brunch to a spooktacular new level on Thursday October 31 and Friday November 1, and if you know Mr Miyagi’s, you’ll know they won’t be doing things by halves. There’ll be spooky cocktails, Halloween cocktails and some naughty ninjas around waiting to make you jump – so keep an eye out during the three-hour brunch. If you go to one of the brunches that weekend, you’ll get a free Race Weekend pass plus three drinks to be redeemed at Mr Myagi’s Abu Dhabi, Casa de Cuba and The Scene at Yas Marina.

Halloween Boos Brunch, Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 8pm to 11pm Thursday, 2pm to 5pm or 5pm to 7pm Friday, Dhs299. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com

Atelier M

Swanky lounge at Pier, Atelier M, is set to be transformed into a haunted house for a special evening brunch on Thursday October 31. There’ll be themed food, cocktails and some spooky surprises with a DJ playing all night. It’s easy on the purse-strings too, priced at Dhs249 for unlimited drinks and selected dishes.

Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 8pm to 11pm, Thursday October 31. Tel: (04) 450 7766. atelierm.ae

Gaucho Dubai

It’s a double-whammy of ghoulish brunches at Gaucho for Halloween. The restaurant will be transformed into a house of horrors so don your scariest outfits and get involved. Choose from a 12pm to 3.30pm sitting or make an evening of it with the 8pm to 11.30pm slot. Dine from a super-sophisticated menu boasting braised beef back ribs glazed in hoisin and chili orange sauce, ribeye or black truffle risotto.

Gaucho Dubai, Gate Village 5, DIFC, Dubai, 12pm to 3.30pm or 8pm to 11.30pm, Friday Nov 1, Dhs370 soft, Dhs460 house, Dhs570 sparkling. Tel:(04) 422 7898. gauchodubai.com

Zabeel House

Zabeel House will be decked in Halloween decorations all over the hotel from October 31 to November 2 and they’re celebrating the festive holiday in not one, but two of their restaurants. Pan-Asian eatery LAH LAH will be serving up some themed cocktails and desserts throughout the three days, including at their Friday F.L.O brunch, but if you’re looking for something more family-friendly, you’ll find it at Social House, who invite the little ones to dress up in costumes and do some trick or treating with a specially dedicated children’s area.

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, October 31 to November 2. Tel: (04) 519 1111. zabeelhouse.com

Garden on 8

Garden on 8 love nothing more than going all out to celebrate any kind of festive event, so we reckon we can expect something big from them for Halloween. On Friday November 1, it’s two brunches, one day, so you can choose to do one or go hardcore and double up. They’ve got some spooky things in store, and word on the grapevine is that there’ll be some ghoulish figures wandering around – so best watch your back.

Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 12.30pm to 4pm or 7.30pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com

Candypants Mega Brunch at Maiden Shanghai

Maiden Shanghai are getting a makeover for their Halloween edition of the Candypants MEGA Brunch. The swanky restaurant is at Insta-famous FIVE Palm Jumeirah and the four hour brunch will see you served up some delicious Chinese cuisine and unlimited house beverages as you party the day away.

Halloween MEGA Brunch, Maiden Shanghai, FIVE The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Dhs450 house package. Tel: (04) 455 9989. palmjumeirah.fivehotelsandresorts.com

Halloween on Board the QE2

Spend Halloween with the family at the QE2’s Halloween Brunch. Taking place at Lido, there’ll be tons of themed food including jelly spiders, smoking dishes, grisly fingers, eyeballs, pumpkin carvings and more. Entertainment will come in the form of a live band with some special characters roaming around to keep the kids entertained. You can even go on a haunted tour below the decks and discover the spooky secrets of the iconic ship.

The QE2 Halloween Brunch, Lido Restaurant, QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Friday November 1, Dhs225 soft, Dhs295 house, Dhs95 children below 12, children below 4 complimentary. Tel: (04) 526 8811. qe2.com/offers

Family friendly
Anantara The Palm

Does an evening BBQ on the beach sound like your ideal way to spend quality time with your loved ones? If the answer is yes, then you need to head to Anantara The Palm on Thursday October 31, where they’ll be serving up some sizzling BBQ delights as you relax into the evening. If you go in full Halloween costume you’ll get 30 percent off the price of the package.

Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 7pm to 9.30pm, Thursday October 31, Dhs310 soft, Dhs415 sparkling. Tel: (04) 567 8304. anantara.com

Eggspectation

Eggspectation is the all-day dining spot that’s become a firm favourite, especially for breakfast. If you take the kids down there on Thursday October 31 they’ll get a special Halloween coca waffle for free. It comes with orange mascarpone and a caramel drizzle, so we reckon you might be fighting them for a bite. The offer is for kids under 12 only.

Eggspectation, The Walk JBR, 7am to midnight, Tel: (04) 430 7252. Eggspectation, City Walk, Tel: (040 240 6877. eggspectation.com

Marks & Spencer

Have a night in and welcome all of the trick or treaters with a selection of Marks and Spencer’s best spooky sweets. Our favourite caterpillar (Colin) has been transformed into an eerie vampire, or there’s ‘gruesome body parts’ sure to freak anyone out. You’ll also find chocolate severed fingers, salt & vinegar fang crisps and chocolate lollies in the form of a vampire, witch, pumpkin and spider.

Various Marks and Spencer stores, Dubai, available now, prices start from Dhs6. marksandspencer.com

Steigenberger

Steigenberger have got the perfect lunch offering for the whole family, launching on Friday, November 1. Mum and dad can catch up with friends whilst grazing from a delicious starts, a hearty carvery cooking station and desserts, with house drinks from Dhs295. There’s a dedicated kids corner with a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, a movie corner and more so their little hands will be busy all day.

Family Lunch, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai, Marasi Drive, Dubai, 12pm to 4pm, Fridays, Dhs185 soft drinks, Dhs295 house drinks, Dhs75 children aged 6 to 11, under 5’s go free. Tel: (04) 369 0000. steigenberger.com

Melia Desert Palm

RARE are throwing a massive family-friendly brunch, with themed desserts like candy bark, monster doughnuts, chocolate broomsticks, witch’s hat brownie pops, Halloween macaroon tower, devil-eyed chocolate mousse and red velvet brain cake – so the kids will be kept entertained as they munch their way through. For the adults ,there’s live cooking stations with cuisine from all over the world and some stunning alfresco dining options with beautiful views over the polo field.

RARE, Melia Desert Palm Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Friday November 1, Dsh275 soft, Dhs350 house, Dhs150 child (5 to 11 years). Tel: (04) 323 8888. melia.com

Perry & Blackwelder’s

If you’re looking for a casual dinner spot or somewhere to take the kids for Halloween, Perry & Blackwelder’s have you covered, with a special themed menu and live music from 9pm on October 31 and 8pm on November 1. If your children fancy getting dressed up, they’ll win a free burger.

Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, October 31 and November 1. Tel: (800) 666353. facebook.com/perryandblackwelder

Texas de Brazil

Think you’ve got it down when it comes to creative Halloween costumes? Well, you can put it to the test with American-Brazilian steakhouse Texas de Brazil’s huge Halloween contest on October 31. Get the whole family involved too as the best dressed family that dine between 1pm and 5pm at their Mall of the Emirates or YAS Mall branches will win a complimentary table with food and drinks plus a further 25 percent off a meal on their next visit.

Texas de Brazil, Mall of the Emirates or Yas Mall, 1pm to 5pm, Thursday October 31. Tel: (04) 379 2447. facebook.com/TDBMiddleEast

NRTC Fresh

Sick of going to the supermarket for your vegetables? Why not check out NRTC Fresh – the online fruit and vegetable delivery platform that delivers straight to your door. For all orders above Dhs120 that are placed between October 25 and 31, you’ll get a free pumpkin. Whether you’re carving it or making soup, put it to good use.

Free pumpkin with all fruit and veg orders above Dhs120 that are placed between October 25 and 31.nrtcfresh.com

Studio 77

Want to document those family Halloween dress ups to embarrass them in years to come? Studio 77 are offering up a special Halloween deal to capture all of it. If you quote ‘spooky’ you’ll get professional pictures taken of your best family shots for Dhs99. The studio will be specially decorated for the festive occasion too.

Studio 77, Wasl Vita, Street 77 B, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, 10am to 10pm daily, quote ‘spooky’ to get family Halloween shoots from Dhs99. Tel: (04) 343 4413. studio77.ae

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