Halloween is fast approaching and as the panic sets in to source spookily good costumes, it’s not just trick or treating that’s going to get Dubai’s families in a frighteningly good mood. With so much to choose from, here’s our round up to ensure your Halloween’s going to be horrifyingly happy one!
Cobweb Castle at Legoland Dubai
Families can wear costumes and receive Halloween sweets in the Kingdom castle that will be transformed to provide a silly and spooky experience. Children can take part in the daily “Scare School” on stage, teaching children humorous tricks to give their friends a funny fright! There will be 3D Halloween painting and The Dragon ride will also have an added surprise! Young visitors will be thrilled to hear that Lego Frankenstein will also be handing out a special limited edition Halloween LEGO brick to all children!
When: Running from 13th to 31st October
Where: Kingdom in Legoland at Dubai Parks and Resorts
Cost: AED 165 for a day ticket (you can use The Entertainer) or Annual Passes are AED 275 per person
Retro Halloween Party Disco at Maison Mathis
The ever-popular Arabian Ranches hangout is throwing a Halloween disco with a difference where you can take a trip back 40 years with mega hits from the 1970s and ’80s. It’s a fancy dress party, so don’t you dare turn up in your shorts and t-shirt! Be inspired to be the best dressed to win a whopping AED 5,000 voucher.
When: Friday October 27th from 7pm-11pm with drinks into early hours
Where: Maison Mathis, Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Cost: It’s a special 2 for the price of 1 entry so AED 495 will get 2 adults free flowing canapés, barbecue bites and beverages. To book call 04 450 1313
Cloud 7 Halloween Party
Ghoulish games, delicious sweet treats, trick or treat and spooky creative activities await little ones at Cloud 7, including Halloween-themed cake decorating, soap making, and ceramic painting. This is suitable for children aged 4 to 10 years and Cloud 7 will be dishing out prizes for the best Halloween costumes.
Haunted Hotel at IMG Worlds of Adventure
Teens 15 years and over will be treated to after hours of bone chilling fun starting with The Haunted Hotel and even their food and drinks will be ghoulishly good with the ‘hand burgers’ and ‘finger fries.’ This one’s not for the feint harted as there will be terrifying zombies roaming aimlessly around the park terrifying unsuspecting victims. Wear your costume and win prizes from IMG – be warned; teens will be going all out for this one!
When: 13th, 20th and 27th October
Where: IMG Worlds of adventure, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai
Cost: From AED 125. Call (600 500 962) for further details
Le Petit Palais Halloween Party
Little ones can join the the fun with spooky story time, trick or treat, play time in the Haunted House, soft play, photobooth fun, delicious sweet treats, prizes for the best Halloween costumes and lots more!
Suitable for kids aged 3 to 10 years of age.
When: October 25th from 3pm to 6pm
Where: Le Petit Palais, second floor of Galeries Lafayette in Dubai Mall
Cost: AED 120 per child. To book call 043827333 Ext. 2754 or email email@example.com
Special Spooky Treats & Pumpkin Pleasure
Gastronomy will go ghoulish this October with Link@Sheraton Café selling a selection of spookily themed desserts for three days only, and their Feast restaurant will be transformed into a sinister space complete with decorations including carved pumpkin heads. The rotund root vegetable will feature heavily on the menu – think pumpkins carved, roasted, as soup and in sweet pumpkin pie.
When: Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st October. While on the Halloween night, from 6pm – 11pm Feast restaurant will be transformed into a sinister space with drinks ongoing until late
Where: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
Cost: Treats start at AED 25 and the Feast Celebration is AED 199 with soft drinks and AED 249 including house beverages.
A Family Picnic Watching The Halloween Polo Cup
The first of the Polo Season, ‘The Halloween Cup 2017’ is a 4-6 goal handicap tournament, held at the sparkling new Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Horse lovers can watch five teams participating and guests are invited to
bring family and friends to spend a beautiful picnic day or Brunch on the terrace overlooking the polo field where there will also be a bouncy castle and pony rides available for children.
When: Friday 27th October at 2pm
Where: Al Habtoor Polo Resort, St Regis Hotel off the E611
Cost: Free for families wishing to bring food & beverages along to picnic (but note that alcohol is strictly not permitted). For Brunch bookings call: 056 545 8391
Latitude’s Halloween Brunch
Guests can enjoy a daytime brunch at this Jumeirah Beach Hotel spot. Latitude will be transformed into a Halloween party for the day, with special dishes, face painting, decorations and prizes on offer for the best costume.
When: Friday 27th October from 1pm – 4pm
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqueim
Cost: AED 550 for premium beverages, AED 495 for selected beverages and AED 395 for soft beverages with children aged 4-12 priced at AED 175 and under 4’s going free. To book call 04 432 3232
‘At Night We Play’ Ladies Night at McGettigan’s
Have a ladies night with a difference this Halloween as McGettigans offer not only fantastic views at this popular spot, but there are 4 also free creepy cocktails for all ladies attending. With best spooky fancy dress winning prizes, this will be a fantastic people-watching experience!
When: 31st October from 8pm until 11pm
Where: McGettigans Souk Madinat
Cost: Ladies go free
Festival Fiesta De Los Muertos – Halloween Themed Live Music
Halloween-themed live music festival Fiesta De Los Muertos is set to spook things up with a diverse line-up of acts, with award-winning British visual band Gorillaz headlining. They will be joined by popstar Carly Rae Jepsenand Mexican-inspired band The Mariachis
When: Friday October 27th
Where: Autism Rocks Arena, Al Ain Road, Dubai
Cost: AED 350 More info on their website and children under 12 may attend accompanied
The Haunted Forest at Aventura
Get ready for some thrilling Halloween action this month at Aventura. Located in Mushrif Park’s 35,000 square feet of Ghaf tree woodland, this daring circuit and obstacle course will be transforming into ‘The Haunted Forest’ for adults and children alike to try their hand at tree-surfing, a 160 metre zip-line and rope-climbing – with a few tricks along the way! On Friday 27th October, the park will be hosting a Halloween fun day complete with loads of activities for children.
When: Friday 20th October until Tuesday 31st October 2017
Where: Aventura, Mushrif Park
Cost: AED 150 for adults and AED 125 for Children under 1.4m. For bookings call 052 1787 616
30% Off Brunch for Halloween Costumes at Jumeirah Al Qasr
This ever popular Brunch extraordinaire will be hosting a Halloween theme brunch complimented with a Halloween menu, plus there’s a special offer off for all guests who arrive dressed in their best Halloween costume!
When: Friday October 27th 12:30pm until 4pm
Where: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat
Cost: AED 550 for soft drinks, AED 650 with alcohol, AED 275 for children are 4 to 11 years and under 4yrs free. Take 30% off if you dare to dress up for the occasion! Tel: 04 432 3232
A Spinningly spooky Night at 360°
It’s the perfect excuse for 360° Dubai to throw six nights of celebrations under the stars this Halloween and the city’s longest-standing rooftop destination will serve up Lychee Eyeball Martini’s and The Witch’s Heart, amongst other ghoulish cocktails. Guests heading down on Thursday 26th are in for an extra treat with the popular Thursday evening 180° brunch, which includes unlimited house beverages and sharing platters of Pan-Asian nibbles and if you’re looking to enjoy dance floor beats, British DJ and house music producer Joey Negro, famous for his Top 40 hits will also be playing!
When: Kicking off on Thursday 26th October for 6 nights.
Where: 360° Dubai, off Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqueim
Cost: AED 295 for the Thursday evening brunch and free entry with purchase of drinks. For reservations call 044323232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pumpkin Carving Challenge at Generation Creation Brunch
The whole family can pick up a fun new skill this October, with creative pumpkin carving that’s sure to impress everyone this Halloween. Go for a popular look, or an amusing one to create an eye-catching masterpiece and win fantastic prizes at this popular brunch. Children can enjoy the thrills of a bouncy castle, Wii stations, face painting, a magician and more!
When: Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28, 2017 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Where: Mazina, Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
Cost: AED 315 with soft beverages, AED 440 with house beverages, AED 595 with bubbly, Children from the age of 6 to 11 enjoy 50% discount and 5 years and below dine free
Trick or Treat at Wild Wadi Waterpark
On top of all the fun you would expect from a day out at Dubai’s original Waterpark, children can grab a map and find the hidden scary spots to gather up plenty of Halloween sweets and treats in 7 different spots around Wild Wadi and even win some some spooky surprises too.
When: Fridays and Saturdays through October, and the big day itself on Tuesday October 31st from 10am until 5pm
Where: Wild Wadi, Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqueim
Cost: Complimentary to all full priced tickets and a AED 35 supplement to discounted tickets.
Community Trick or Treating
Popular residential areas Emirates Living and Arabian Ranches, like many other areas promote collaborative Trick or Treating around their neighbourhoods this Halloween inviting residents to keep your light on if you’re in for some fun and switch it off if you’re not!
Get set for droves of little devils to trek the streets on Halloween on a mission to collect as many sweets as they can in their treat baskets, but on Friday 27th residents are encouraged to meet to share food and beverages whilst counting their Halloween hauls in an event in their neighbourhood organised by Emaar.
When: Friday October 27th from 6pm-8pm
Where: Emirates Living and Arabian Ranches 2
Cost: Free – just be sure to stock up in plenty of sweets for your little door knockers!
Not So Spooky Trick or Treat at City Walk with Caboodle
Bring your little monsters along and their treat baskets and the team from Caboodle will trick and treat at the neighbouring places in City Walk including participating shops and there’ll be the chance to do Halloween crafting all day long!
When: Saturday 28th October from 4pm – 9pm
Cost: AED 99 per child (supervision is required)
Halloween at The Irish Village
Children can enjoy the night until 9.30pm
Games for children and adults and prizes to be won
Get your spook on with prizes for the best dressed male, female and child as well as fangtatstic Halloween games for all!
Children can enjoy the party until 9:30pm, (or else they may turn into a pumpkin!) Count aka DJ Marky Mark will give you a spooktacular Halloween night of killer tunes for you to strut your bewitching moves on the dance floor.
The Spooktacular Cannibal Brunch at Lapita Hotel
Cannibal Brunch attendees are encouraged to adorn the most creative, mysterious and spooky costumes for this “dress-up” themed brunch – In fact, anything goes! They’ll be Halloween-themed activities on offer at the Luna & Nova Kids and Teens Club, including face painting, spooky arts and crafts projects, and Halloween movie screenings.
When: Friday October 27th from 1pm – 5pm
Where: Kalea Restaurant, Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks & Resorts
Cost: Soft Beverage Package is AED 240, House Beverage me are AED 340 with children 4 – 12 years at AED 120
A Staycation with Frightening Acts Throughout the Night!
Only the most adventurous and daring explorers are invited to experience the Haunted Mu Cluster, Lapita’s haunted house-themed Halloween stay package. One of the Lapita Hotel guest room buildings will be converted into a haunted house, complete with elaborate decorations to ensure a spine-tingling haunted house experience. Hair-raising episodes are guaranteed during guests’ stays, with staff dressing up in eerie costumes and frightening guests throughout the night. NOTE: Whilst this might be great for older children, it’s advised against taking children along as the team intend on providing a genuine haunted house experience to scare the heebie-jeebies out of guests all night long!
When: For stays from October 26th – October 31st
Where: Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks & Resorts
Cost: Rates start from 1,250 AED per room per night including in-room breakfast
With all that on offer, you’ll be hard pushed big to have a Horrifying Halloween British mums!
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