Top 10 Things To Do This Halloween

From learning how to carve a pumpkin to nabbing the best dressed Halloween prizes across the city check out where to head for a spook-tacular time this Halloween…
Wednesday , 26 October 2011
Blends
Blends
McGettigan’s Irish Pub
McGettigan’s Irish Pub
The Bar
The Bar
Dusit Thani
Dusit Thani
Nelson’s
Nelson’s
West Beach Bistro and Sports Lounge
West Beach Bistro and Sports Lounge
Mazina
Mazina
People by Crystal
People by Crystal
OKKU
OKKU
Zinc
Zinc

Blends
Address
: The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai
Tel: 04 367 777
Web: www.theaddress.com/en/dining/blends
Dress code: Halloween costume
Times: 6pm to 3am
Price Range: $$$
Spook it up at Blends this Halloween! The infamous cocktail and cigar bar is hosting a spooky and creepy Halloween party on 27 October. So get ready to hit the bar for drink and dance the night away as the DJ plays your favourite tunes. There will also be the change to win exciting prizes including a spa treatment or a dining experience at The Address Dubai Marina. All you have to do is make sure you’re the Best Dressed on the night.

McGettigan’s Irish Pub
Address: Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai
Tel: 04 356 0500
Web: www.mcgettigansdubai.com
Dress code: As long as it’s fancy dress anything goes so keep it fun and sassy.
Times:
12pm to 2am
Price: $$
McGettigan’s Irish Pub is hosting a spooktacular weekend of ghostly fun on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October. So get ready to join the party frocked up in your best costume choice. There’ll be spot prizes on the night for the best dressed.

Oh and did we mention there will be Halloween music from resident DJ John Hayes too? On Friday Irish Musician Paul Brady will be performing his greatest hits in the McGettigan’s beer garden.

Entry to Mettigan’s Halloween party is free.

The Bar
Address: Courtyard by Marriott, Dubai Green Community, Dubai Investment Park
Tel: 04 885 2222
Web: www.marriottdiningatcy.ae
Dress code: Smart Casual
Times: 8pm to 2am
Price: $
The Bar is the place to be on All Hallow’s Eve. Dress to impress to participate in their costume competition and get ready to shake it on the dance floor with a live DJ from 8pm to 2am.

Feeling peckish? Enjoy the holiday-inspired à la carte menu or just sip your favorite cocktail.

The Bar is definitely one of the best places to make your Halloween a night to remember!

The Californian, PAX and Benjarong
Address: 24th Floor, Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel: 04 317 4515
Web: www.dusitthanidubai.com
Dress code: Casual
Times:
12pm to 3pm
Price: $$$
Located on the 24th floor of the Dusit Thani, The Californian, PAX and the legendary Benjarong restaurant will be in full force come Halloween. This coming Friday (28 October) all three eateries will celebrate the spooky holiday with a feast from 12pm to 3pm.

Expect an indulgent tasting at the International Champagne Brunch and there are dumpling stations, Japanese stations with sushi and sashimi, an anti-pasti station, seafood station, mezzeh station, pizza station, English station, carving station, salad and a breakfast station. Wow.

There will also be a sumptuous selection of dishes from The Californian, Benjarong and PAX. Top it all off with sweet selections at the chocolate station. Yum!

Friday Brunch price options are: 155 pp for food only, Dhs185 pp inclusive of soft drinks and chilled juices, Dhs215 pp including house beverages, Dhs265 pp including sparkling and house beverages and Dhs465 pp including champagne.

Nelson’s
Address: Media Rotana, Tecom, Al Barsha South, Dubai
Tel: 04 435 0201
Web: www.rotana.com/mediarotana
Dress code: Fancy dress and Halloween costumes
Times: 6pm to 3am, 27 to 31 October, 2011
Price: $$
Nelson’s Nightmare Weekender’ start on 27 October and continues until the 31 October. The Media Rotana haunt is featuring a Spooky Menu with Halloween favourites including pumpkin soup and goulash.

For drinks indulge in the 5 Test Tube Concoctions for Dhs50.

On Monday (31 October) the fun begins with Grim Reaper, Phil Richardson’s, quiz from 8pm and then the party continues with DJ Rob Edge of Darkness until the early hours.

There will be fancy dress prizes for those dressed to kill.

West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge
Address: Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR, The Walk
Tel: 04 449 88 88
Web: www.moevenpick-jumeirahbeach.com
Dress code: Halloween costumes
Times: from 6pm, 30 October, 2011
Price: $
Join the Halloween Scare at the West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge as our DJ spins club favourites from the 80s and 90s. Dress to thrill this Halloween at the Mövenpick haunt and you could find yourself walking away with one of the fantastic prizes up for grabs.

There is no entrance fee and the event organiser say the bash will be Spook-tacular!

Mazina
Address
: The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai
Tel: 04 888 3444
Web: www.theaddress.com/en/dining/mazina-1
Dress code: Your Halloween best
Times: 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Price Range: $$$
Halloween is about trick or treat and at Mazina the fun unfolds before your very eyes. Guests will be treated to the carving the pumpkins this October during the Saturday family brunch, Generation Creation. Want to learn a trick or two? The talented chefs will show you how it’s done when it comes to pumpkin carving and then it’s your turn to carve away with your kids.

Register two members of your family now including one child and win exciting prizes. Just phone the restaurant.

The brunch is Dhs195 including soft beverages.

People by Crystal
Address
: Raffles Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Wafi, Dubai
Tel: 050 297 2097
Web: www.peopleofdubai.com
Dress code: Dress like famous people
Times: 28 October, 2011
Price Range: $$$$
Have a Halloween night to remember at People by Crystal. As you peer out from the rooftop of the Raffles Hotel indulge in the chic ambience and bounce to the beats on the dance floor.

The theme of the night is Famous People so get you’re A-list thinking caps on and dress to impress. From the movers and shakers of this century to the most iconic names in history, the choice is yours. What’s more is People by Crystal will be creating a Road of Fame so get ready to join in the fame game.

OKKU
Address
: Monarch Dubai, Number One Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel: 04 501 8785
Web: www.okku.com
Dress code: Twisted Hospital
Times: 7.30pm to 3am, 30 October, 2011
Price Range: $$$$
There’s a whole lot of Halloween Twisted L.O.V.E at OKKU this fright night. Welcome to the haunt of the twisted hospital where they’ll be serving up prescription only delights at the annual Halloween party.

On the decks will be DJ Marshall spinning truly haunted tunes, alongside him will be drummer Hush and saxophonist, Adam Long.

OKKU organisers say the more twisted you dress the more chance you have of winning prizes, so go all out!

But beware, there is a strict ‘no costume, no entry’ policy.

Zinc
Address
: Crowne Plaza, Dubai
Tel: 800 276963
Web: www.zinc.ae
Dress code: Zombie Fever
Times: 10pm to 3am, 31 October, 2011
Price Range: $$
Zombie Fever is taking over Zinc this Halloween and there’s set to be an outbreak of grooves, tunes and prizes galore. Think free cocktails, fab prizes and a Dhs2500 Zinc voucher for the best dressed. Also for the first 100 zombies through the door, you’ll get a free Hennessy cocktail.

Busting out the beats, DJ Andy Swift will be playing the best of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.