The UAE's 24 Best Halloween Parties

Check out what's bubbling and brewing this weekend in the UAE
ByJJ Anisiobi
,Andre Neveling
,Hend Fadel
Sunday , 25 October 2015
The UAE's 24 Best Halloween Parties
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The UAE is the place to be this Halloween

What: Deadly La Dolce Vita at AND Lounge – A Halloween Special
When: Thursday 29 October
Concept: A night of decedent Italian elegance with a twist of deadly horror is in store over the Halloween weekend at AND Lounge. Expect to be totally immersed into the dark side of the Deadly story, from the late Italian Aperitivo served throughout the night, to Campari cocktails presented in vintage cut glass whilst dancing to the Italian Swing Band – Mark Zitti and the Coltelli Brothers. For those wanting to stay up past witching hour, the AND Lounge DJ will be on the decks spinning an incredible retro mix until 3am. 
INFO: 8pm-3am, Free entry, Ground Floor, The Address Hotel Dubai Marina, 04 551 9698, www.andlounge.com

 

What: Yelloween at COYA
When: Saturday 31 October
Concept: Dubai’s favourite Peruvian haunt, COYA celebrates it’s very first Halloween with a celebration party unlike any other. Step into a terrifying new dining dimension as COYA takes on its own rendition of the Latin American festivity Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead). The evening promises a treat as diners bask in a sumptuous meal and the finest bottles of bubbly in an evening filled with music and memories. Costume-clad guests will arrive dressed to scare as they sway to the beats of DJ Dirty Law while in-house DJs Stephane Karl and DJ Rogerio Lopez set the mood as they take turns to keep the music table hot with the best music all night long.
INFO: 12am onwards, Free entry, Jumeirah Beach Road, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, 04 316 9600, www.coyarestaurant.com/dubai 

 

What: Mercury Lounge Halloween Thriller Party 
When: Saturday 31 October
Concept: Bewitched by spooky decorations, ghoulish live acts and special guest DJ. Stand a chance to win a bottle of champagne, it'll be an evening to die for!
INFO: 10pm, Dhs150 per person including one drink, Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons, 04 270 7804, www.fourseasons.com

 

What: Toro Toro's La Noche De Los Muertos
When: Thursday 29 -Friday 30 October
Concept: An evening of chills and spicy thrills awaits you at Dubai’s favourite Pan Latin American restaurant, Toro Toro at Grosvenor House Dubai. Experience a spine-chilling soiree, as you delve into a terrifying gothic mystery and sample a whole host of flavoursome plates. Diners can expect a culinary experience from every corner of Latin America. Experience Toro Toro’s spooky gothic nightmare throughout the Halloween weekend. Gather your friends and family for a frighteningly fabulous Halloween to remember.
INFO: 8pm for dinner on 29 October, 12.30pm - 4pm for brunch on Friday 30 October, free entry Grosvenor House Dubai, 04 317 6000, www.torotoro-dubai.com

 

What: Thriller Night At Estrellas Skyline Lounge
When: Friday 30 October
Concept: Estrellas, the hottest skylounge in Dubai is celebrating its Grand Launch in terror this Halloween transforming into a "Thriller Night." Guests will enjoy a Halloween event under the starry skies with a stunning view of the Dubai skyline ​and feast on delectable dishes,​while dancing along the latest hits from​ the resident DJ. The a​ l​a c​arte menu offers a variety of BBQ grills and curries that will transport any palette to a different dimension
INFO: 7pm, Dhs130 per person, Meliá D​ubai, Kuwait Street, Port Rashid, Bur Dubai, www.melia.com 

 

What: VII presents Garden of Sin 
When: Saturday 31 October 
Concept: Experience a completely transformed scene and indulge in an abundance of tricks and treats with acts by aerial dancers and on-site makeup artist. Along with that count your sins with 7 deadly cocktails prepared specially for Halloween. Welcome drinks for everyone. If you can scare us enough, you can win prizes for ‘Best Costume'.
INFO: 8pm, ladies enter for free and Dhs200 for men, Vii Dubai, Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 050 169 6777, www.viidubai.com

 

What: Retune Halloween Party at Purobeach Urban Oasis
When: Saturday 31 October
Concept: This oasis of tranquillity will be transformed into a spooky retreat for a spine-chilling party complete with creepy decorations, a smoky pool, flamethrowers, face painting and more. In your Halloween attire, dance on the decks to the best beats in the city provided by resident DJ, Enjie, plus special guests TommyGun, Benyamin and Sam B.
INFO: 11am-11pm, Dhs175, table bookings available on request, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 444 7111, www.PuroBeach.com

 

What: After Dark, Spooktacular at BOUNCE
When: Thursday 29 October
Concept: Have a scream and head down to the UAE’s biggest trampoline park for a scarefest like no other, packed with thrills and chills and some spine-chilling RnB and hip hop beats played by DJ Kabbo and DJ Sunny.
INFO: 8pm-12am, Dhs80 per hour, Building #32, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1, 04 3211 400, info@bounce.ae, www.bounce.ae

 

What: Boogie Box Halloween
When: Thursday 29 October
Concept: Get your freak on this Halloween at rooftop bar, Up and Below, Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi. The stunning rooftop hotspot, will be transformed into a haunted nightmare, packed full of creepy spiders, pumpkins, ghosts and gore. Get ready for some spine-chilling house and techno beats as legendary DJs, Hassan Alwan, Tristan Girault and Shadi Megalla hit the decks. Fancy dress is a must, with amazing prizes up for grabs. Those sporting the freakiest outfits will get the chance to win an overnight stay for two at Courtyard by Marriott as well as passes to the fabulous Friday brunch, Bistro’s Brunch & Beyond.
INFO: 9pm-3am, Free entry, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, 02 698 2222, www.marriott.com

 

What: The Haunted Tavern
When: Friday 30 October
Concept: If you’re looking for a fun, party Halloween brunch, Crab Tavern Dubai is the place to be. They’ll be serving up sharing platters, with delicious themed dishes such as Halloween fire wings, toffee apples and pumpkin and sage risotto, amongst others.
INFO: 8pm-12am, Dhs350 with unlimited cocktails, house spirits and vino, Dhs425 with bubbly, Level 9, Media One Hotel, 04 420 74 89, www.crabtavern.ae

 

What: 7 Sins Halloween Brunch
When: Friday 30 October
Concept: Indulge in a scandalous evening this Halloween, as the Spirito Carnival festivities go ‘bump’ in the night! With Halloween twists on specially infused cocktails and brand new menu offerings for the night, along with costume prizes and Halloween carnival dancers, this is going to be one wicked celebration!
INFO: 8pm-12am, Dhs250 with soft drinks, Dhs350 including house beverages, Dhs450 with sparkling, Level 9, Media One Hotel, Media City, 04 421 2679, www.mediaonehotel.com

 

What: Eat, Drink & Get Spooky
When: Saturday 31 October
Concept: This Halloween, Original Wings and Rings will bring guests fantastic fun with special prices on drinks and food and cash prizes totalling Dhs5000 for the most creative Halloween costume. Bonus for guests in masquerade costumes who will receive two drinks on the house, so don’t forget to flaunt your favourite fancy outfit!
INFO: 12pm-2am, Dhs99 for three course dinner, Level C, Liberty House, DIFC, Dubai, 04 3596900

 

What: Reform Social & Grill's Kids Halloween Extravaganza
When: Saturday 31 October
Concept: Reform Social & Grill will be hosting a special Halloween for the little ones. There’ll be bowls of candy all over the restaurant for guests to give to the ‘trick or treating’ little monsters. The ice cream parlour will be open and will be serving scary decorated ice creams by even scarier looking service staff. Kids entertainment will include dress up stations and face painting.
INFO: 12pm-6pm, Free entry, Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai, 12pm-6pm, 04 454 2638, www.reformsocialgrill.ae,

 

What: New Orleans Halloween
When: Saturday 31 October
Concept: Dig out the masks, put on the face paint and head to Cravin’ Cajun this Saturday for Dubai’s only New Orleans style Halloween party. Expect lots of ghoulish twists to their regular menu served up as part of a delicious spook inspired three course set menu and 25% discount on all house beverages.
INFO: 6pm-9pm, Dhs180 including soft drinks, Novotel Al Barsha, Dubai, 04 515 6622, www.novotel.com

 

What: The Big Halloween Weekend at Tribeca
When: Friday 30 – Saturday 31 October
Concept:  On the 30th of October the Tribeca kitchen will create Halloween inspired delights for both Friday brunchers and evening diners. Find your inner demon as the bar team serve up whatever they’ve been mixing away in their cauldrons and promise potions to ‘scare’ the taste buds. Everyone attending in fancy dress will be entitled to a freakish welcome drink and the best dressed each day will be presented with a bottle of bubbly as the clock strikes midnight! Saturday is business as usual with Abbo Music and his carefully selected team of musicians taking to the stage for Tribeca Sessions.
INFO: 5pm, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, 050 345 6067, www.tribeca.ae

 

What: Mahiki’s Voodoo Island Halloween Weekend
When: 29, 30, 31 October
Concept: For the spookiest night out look no further than Mahiki and its special Voodoo Island Halloween Weekend. Over three nights show off your scariest dance moves and savour a Halloween that will be packed full of Tiki spirits and tribal beats taking you into the witching hours and beyond. From shrunken heads through to otherworld freaky fun – check in for a horrifyingly fun night at Mahiki’s Voodoo Island.
INFO: 7pm-3am, Free entry, Mahiki Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel 04 380 7731, www.mahiki.ae

 

What: The Act Dubai’s Propaganda Party
When: 29 October
Concept: Guest can expect a decadent display of horror acts, frightful diversions, blood-curdling cocktails, ostentatious acts of denial, flamboyant illusions, cunning stunts, tattered remnants of good taste, and irrational exuberance! Guest DJ Kayper will be playing hits from genres such as Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, Rock and more.
INFO: 8.30pm-3am, Free entry, The Act Dubai, Shangri La Hotel, Dubai, 043551116, www.shangri-la.com

 

What: VIP Room’s The Walking Dead Party
When: 29 & 30 October
Concept: VIP Room Dubai, the famous club brand, are set to host a  spooky Halloween weekend special The Walking Dead! Music from resident Chuck Wonderland with the club to be transformed for the occasion. Be sure to wear your best fancy dress!
INFO: 11pm-3am, Free entry, VIP Room Dubai, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, 052 881 8888, www.marriott.com

 

What: Werewolves of London at Trader Vic’s Dubai
When: 30 & 31 October
Concept: The island paradise that is both Trader Vic’s Madinat and Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Lounge JBR, are celebrating the holiday by transforming both Polynesian themed venues on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October into a frightfully decadent werewolf’s playground as the ‘Werewolves of London’ descend upon them. Werewolves of London is this year’s international theme running across Trader Vic’s locations worldwide, uniting each venue together for one frighteningly fun night.
INFO: 4pm-2am, Free entry, Trader Vic’s Souk Madinat and Mai Tai Lounge, 04 366 5646, www.tradervics.com

 

What: Fairmont Dubai’s Halloween Party
When: 30 October
Concept: Get ready for a night of tricks, treats and lots of screams at Fairmont Dubai’s Halloween Party! From spooky beats from the 80’s to a haunted house setting and a prize-filled costume competition, they’re making their first-ever Halloween Party a thriller of a night.
INFO: 9pm-2am, Dhs50 per person, Fairmont Dubai, 04 311 8316, www.fairmont.com

 

What: Okku Dubai’s Legends of Horror
When: 30 October
Concept: Okku’s renowned annual Halloween party is back! Be prepared to encounter characters from your worst nightmares. Dine with Freddy Krueger, indulge in cocktails with Hellraiser’s Pinhead and dance the night away with Jason. Be sure to dress up, because the best dressed male and female horror guests will both win a table for four at Okku’s Friday brunch. No costume, no entry!
INFO: 9pm till late, free entry (but be sure to dress up), Okku, The H Hotel, 04 501 8777, www.okku.com

 

What: Once Upon a Time At Provocateur
When: 28 October
Concept: Provocateur, New York’s most exclusive nightlife brand, is proud to announce that is will be hosting Once Upon a Time at Provocateur - a regal character event with a blood curdling Halloween twist. In what is to be Provocateur Dubai’s premier Halloween event, attendees will be asked to dress up as their favourite fairy-tale characters, with creepy and creative additions. Whether adorned in blood soaked slippers as a cut throat Cinderella, or ripped robes as an undead Prince Charming, party-goers are encouraged to dress to distress.
INFO: 11pm till late, free entry, Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, 04 343 8411,www.fourseasons.com

 

What: Disturbia at Cirque le Soir
When: 30 & 31 October
Concept: Prepare to be absolutely horrified as you step into the doors of Cirque and venture down the famous windy stairs…. The underground haunt will be transformed to make your mouth drop in terror– with horrors lurking round every corner, be afraid, be very afraid as the frights of Cirque come out to play. The famous performers wait all year for the Halloween weekend and have shows in store to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck….and not in a good way!
INFO: 10.30pm-3am, free entry, Cirque le Soir, Fairmont Hotel Dubai, 04 332 4900, www.fairmont.com

 

What: Cavalli Club’s Dead Famous
When: 30 & 31 October
Concept: This year’s Halloween celebrations at Cavalli Club combine all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with a Halloween party like no other - incredible costumes, dancers and acrobats galore! Cavalli Club will be transformed into a different kind of A-list extravaganza. The theme of the night? Dead Famous! Think icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn. The Hollywood theme continues throughout the venue as the DJ spins some classic R’n’B hits, golden age Hollywood movies will be playing on the big screen. There’ll be old fashioned popcorn machines, clapper boards and Oscars, plus their talented dancers will be up high on the famed Cavalli swings, dressed to the nines in their tinsel-town finest.
INFO: 10.30pm-3am, tickets start from Dhs200 for ladies and Dhs300 for gents, Cavalli Club Dubai, Fairmont Hotel Dubai, 04 332 5555, www.fairmont.com

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