Whether it’s a brunch, party, fab deals or family fun you’re looking for this Halloween, there are more options than ever before in the UAE. Best you start booking…
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PARTY: QE2's After-Life Party
For those looking to dress up and party the night away, the QE2’s Yacht Club will host a glamorous After-Life Party featuring 80s, 90s and 00s soundtracks throughout the night. Entry is free but fancy dress is a must and there will be a grand prize for the best costume. Ladies enjoy complimentary beverages from 9pm-10pm.
DJ Jazzy Jeff is set to return to Dubai’s coolest beach-front party destination, Barasti Beach, for an epic Halloween bash. Best known for his work with Will Smith, the multiple award-winning DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Price are a force to be reckoned with. A Barasti regular, DJ Jazzy Jeff always puts on a night to remember, with the Fresh Prince himself even making a surprise appearance in the past. Considering Will is in town, we have a sneaky feeling he’ll make an appearance again.
INFO: 31 October, doors open 11am, Barasti, 04 318 1313
PARTY: Rockin’ Halloween at Bistrot Bagatelle
Bistrot Bagatelle is throwing it back to the great movie era of the 80s and 90s with a special Halloween edition of Rock N’ Baga happening on October 31st. A little spooky with a dose of sass, it’s time to dress to impress with your take on iconic characters from classic Hollywood films. Blur fiction and reality with your Wednesday Addams impersonation, channel the eerie Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs, or lead your squad Cher style from the 90s chick flick Clueless.
INFO: 31 October 8pm onwards, The Fairmont Hotel, 04 354 5035
PARTY: Ting Irie’s Pirates of the Caribbean Halloween
It’s all hands on deck this Halloween for Ting Irie’s special Pirates of the Caribbean-themed celebration. Sail on t’ward Ting Irie for an experience like no other with a set Caribbean menu designed just for the spooky occasion.
Evil lurks beneath the decks and the dancefloor is your only escape. Miss Meg pays tribute to the hits of the gloved one, Michael Jackson, to keep you dancing your Halloween Night away until long after the witching hour. The afterlife is a dancefloor and you are the music.
INFO: 31 October 10pm-3am, Barbary, 04 247 6688
PARTY: LSB’s Hospital of Horrors
The body count is rising and emergency services are no longer in operation. The Lock, Stock & Barrel of madness is spreading rapidly across the city, and officials have encouraged those suffering from symptoms of body convulsions, sudden urges to fist pump, head banging and an unquenchable thirst to report directly to the Hospital of Horrors on Friday 2 November. Best dressed walks away with a whopping Dhs5,000!
INFO: 2 November 7pm, Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR The Walk, 04 392 7120
BRUNCH: Halloween Salsa Bash
The spookiest month of the year is finally here, and Anantara Eastern Mangroves is serving up a special fun-filled Halloween Friday brunch. DJ Crazy Joe will be spinning the latest Latin music while the dance floor is lit up with dance enthusiasts, performances and animations. Satisfy your hunger with a wide range of cuisines, as the kids are kept busy with their own entertainment, including face painting and balloon sculpting. Make sure you dress in your spookiest costume for a chance of winning one of three prizes up for grabs at the costume contest.
The Pirates and Mermaids brunch takes on a spooky twist on 27 October for Halloween and also includes a pumpkin carving competition for the little ones. Enjoy a wide variety of specially-themed dishes, dress up as a pirate or mermaid and enjoy an afternoon of epic swashbuckling fun and deep-sea enchantment.
Strange things are afoot at Miss Tess, Taj Dubai. The fun and daring bar and restaurant invites guests to unearth the mystery of secret experiments and terrifying supernatural forces with the Asian Things Halloween Brunch. Miss Tess will be transporting its guests to The Upside Down with unexpected entertainment and an unbeatable brunch package.
INFO: Dhs288 (house beverages), 31 October, 8pm, Miss Tess, Taj Dubai
BRUNCH: Bread Street Kitchen & Bar Halloween Family Brunch
Bread Street Kitchen & Bar’s famous family brunch will be receiving a Halloween twist on Friday 26th. Families can enjoy Bread Street Kitchen favourites alongside a selection of spooky treats in what is set to be the freakiest family brunch in town. That’s not all. Complimentary access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium and a Halloween-themed foodie masterclass will keep the little ones busy while parents make the most of the delicious British fare.
INFO: Dhs240 per person (soft drinks), Dhs355 (house beverages), Dhs105 per child (aged 4-11). Fri 26 October, 12:30pm-4pm, 04 426 2626.
BRUNCH: Fang-tastic Family Feast
Brunchers can eat, drink and be scary at the Fang-tastic Family Feast – a spooky version of the popular QE2 Friday brunch. Along with a deliciously frightening feast featuring jelly spiders, smoking dishes, pumpkin carvings and more, a live singer in full costume will entertain the crowd while a haunted ghost hall will keep the little ones busy.
INFO: Dhs165 for kids below 12 (Below 4 years dine with compliments), Dhs295 (soft beverages), Dhs465 (house beverages). Fri 2 November, 1pm-4pm, QE2, 04 526 8888
BRUNCH: Spooktastic Feast at Flow Kitchen
Children and adults alike can get their spook on at Flow Kitchen and its themed international Halloween night brunch.
INFO: Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs195 (food only), children aged six years and younger dine for free and children between six to 12 years receive a 50 percent discount. 31 October 6pm-10.30pm, Fairmont The Palm
BRUNCH: Saffron Halloween Brunch
On Friday 26th October, Dubai’s biggest party brunch will deliver the ultimate Halloween freak-fest, turning the city’s residents into the living dead. With a zombie-themed bar and décor set to scare, Saffron invites guests and residents to dress up in their most terrifying attire and be prepared to feast on more than 220 dishes. The resident DJ will be spinning the spookiest tunes and the best male, female and group zombie costumes will be in to win complimentary brunches. Take it from us, this brunch is not for the faint hearted…
INFO: Dhs535 per adult (21+), Fri 26 October, 12:30pm-4pm, Atlantis, The Palm, 04 426 2626
ACTIVITIES: Smashing Halloween At The Smash Room
For something utterly terrifying, head to The Smash Room, which will be transforming into a frightening and fantastic house of horrors. To smash you must weave through a terrifying maze of things and creatures from your worst nightmares, find your weapon of choice, then navigate the maze to find your smashing space where you can smash your worst fears! Don’t worry, safety does come first. Protective wear such as helmets with face guards, gloves and chest protective gear will be given to customers. Before arrival you will be notified to wear closed toed shoes.
INFO: Open from 23 Oct- 3 Nov, Dhs99 (10 percent off if you come in costume), 13+ only, The Smash Room, Umm Suquim Street, Al Quoz, thesmashroom.ae
ACTIVITES: The Forgotten Treasure at La Ville Hotel & Suites
Spend this Halloween at La Ville Hotel & Suites and embark on a spooky mystery game taking place around the hotel. Created in collaboration with Escape Hunt Dubai, guests at the event will have to track down a ghost’s heir in order to find his forgotten treasure.
INFO: Dhs260 per person with amuse bouches and Halloween-themed beverages at all four of the hotel’s food and beverage outlets. Wed 31 October, slots available 5pm-10pm, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk Dubai
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ACTIVITIES: Halloween Treats at Kambaa
Kambaa, the chic lobby lounge at the Address Dubai Marina, will be offering a tempting selection of Halloween-themed treats and snacks, including pumpkin bread, owl cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie and witches’ fingers, in the run-up to Halloween.
INFO: 25 October to 1 November, daily, 7am-12am, afternoon tea 3pm-6pm, Address Dubai Marina
Little monsters aged three-12, beware! Atlantis Kids Club’s Spookfest is set to deliver a spooky evening of haunted pumpkin games, scary creatures, frightful arts and crafts and plenty of bone-shaking dancing. With terrifying treats, giveaways and glitter tattoos, it’s one ghoulishly delightful event kids won’t want to miss.
INFO: Dhs250 per child, Sat 27 October, 5pm-8pm, for more information or to book, call 04 426 1387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTIVITIES: The Haunted Chambers
The magical setting of the Lost Chambers Aquarium will turn into the ultimate beneath-the-sea haunted experience for the entire family. This Halloween, Atlantis The Palm invites residents to brave the Haunted Chambers as it transforms into a fog-filled, scream-worthy place with spooky decorations, escape games, sea creature interactions, face painting, tricks and treats, and mind-blowing photo opportunities. Prizes will be handed out for the best costumes, and there will be many more fang-tastic competitions.
INFO: Dhs135 per adult, one child under 12 (in costume) enters free with each paying adult (Dhs95 per child thereafter), Wed 31 October, 7pm -9pm, Atlantis The Palm
ACTIVITIES: Aquaventure After Dark – The Haunted Edition
Brace yourself as Aquaventure After Dark returns for a spooktacular special edition. Guests will have the chance to slide and party the night away as the UAE’s leading DJs turn up the music at the waterpark. Expect crazy laser and fire shows and the chance to wade through haunted towers.
INFO: Fri 26 October, 8pm-midnight, Atlantis The Palm. Up to 200 early bird tickets are now on sale for only Dhs119 (save 40 percent) at atlantisthepalm.com/special-offers/aquaventure-after-dark. Tickets are only available online
DEALS: Halloween Pumpkins at Kibsons
Halloween is creeping up on us, so don’t be caught out and miss your chance to get your hands on some of the spookiest pumpkins in town. Kibsons has announced that its spooky range is now available to pre-order. The company is offering its biggest selection of fright-night centrepieces ever, in a whole host of colours, shapes and sizes.
INFO: For more information, visit kibsons.com or call 800 542 7667
DEALS: Get Spooky at VK Beauty Lounge & Bar
Start your Halloween in thrilling style. On 25-31 October, you can book in for some super-spooky makeup, body art or even a scary hair style! With each full-price treatment, you will receive a complimentary Signature VK Manicure and Pedicure worth Dhs180, to be used within one month from the date of booking the Halloween special offer.
INFO: VK Beauty Lounge & Bar, Rimal Walk Plaza, Jumeirah Beach Residence, 04 565 6011
DEALS: Halloween Treat at Tao Spa
This October, calm your nerves with a blissful pampering at Tao Spa... plus, they can do amazing Halloween nail art! Enjoy a free head, back or foot massage with every purchase of a manicure and pedicure.
INFO: Tao Spa , The Mall, Jumeirah, 10am- 10pm, 04 884 5220, taospa.com