Top Halloween Happenings in the UAE

24 Oct 2012
By Ahlanlive.com

Gather up your fellow ghosts and ghouls and celebrate Halloween at these spooktastic parties

Cirque Du Soir House of Horrors
Best for: Spooky entertainment
Dubai's infamous circus-themed club is going all-out this year and converting into a House of Horrors with fire dancers, two-headed freaks and devilish creatures roaming around!
INFO: 10.30pm to 3am, Wednesday 31 October; Fairmont Dubai; 056 115 4507, www.cirquedusoirdubai.com.
Spook score: 5/5

Angels and Demons Party at Cavalli Club
Best for: Unleashing your devilish side
One of our fave Gossip Girl episodes was Chuck Bass’ saints and sinners masquerade party, and we’ve been waiting for the opportunity to go to our own ever since! This year, Cavalli Club is throwing a huge Angels and Demons bash. Expect gallons of bubbly, fireworks, top tunes and big surprises. The big question is – be naughty or nice?
INFO: 8pm to 3am, Wednesday 31 October; Fairmont Dubai; 04 332 9260, www.cavalliclubdubai.com.
Spook score: 4/5

The Irish Village Halloween
Best for: Games
Head down to compete for the most horrific costume competition and take part in spooktastic games such as Apple bobbing, Zombie Quiz and Witch Mart. DJ Marky Mark will hit the decks and waiters will be transformed into ghosts and goblins! Spooky!
INFO: Free entry; 7pm to 2am, Wednesday 31 October; 04 282 4750, www.irishvillage.ae.
Spook score: 3/5

Healey’s Halloween Masquerade
Best for: Being mysterious

For a gathering with a difference, head to Healey’s Masquerade party where ladies get three free drinks and resident DJ John Hayes will play chart-toppers and spooky hits all night. There are loads of deals, too, such as free bottles for the first nine groups of girls and prizes for the best dressed. Don’t forget, masks are essential at this All Hallows' Eve bash. Oh we do love a bit of mystery!
INFO: 8pm to 11pm, Wednesday 31 October; Healey’s Bar & Terrace, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai; 04 356 0574, www.bonningtontower.com.
Spook score: 4/5

Halloween at Oceana Beach Club
Best for: Bringing the kids
This Halloween, both Marina Beach Lounge and West 14th will be transformed into a spooky enclave with pumpkins, skeletons, spiders and ghosts. Head down to take part in themed activities, dine at the restaurants, and compete in the best-dressed guest, couple, and child competition. Families are welcome at this bash.
INFO: 6pm to 12am, Thursday 1 November; Marina Beach Lounge and West 14th, Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; 04 447 7601, www.west14th.ae.
Spook score: 2/5

Halloween at Monte-Carlo Beach Club
Best for: Rocking out

Don your scariest look and let the devil out in you at Sea Lounge, Monte-Carlo Beach Club, with the stylish beach-side bar’s Halloween party. On the decks will be special guest British DJ Jonny Miller from Soul Candi Records, who’ll be spinning all the very best and latest in funky house tunes to keep the party going. He’ll be supported all night by popular resident DJ Natalie Brogan and DJ George Chunk. No tricks, just treats, with ladies getting free drinks all night from 8pm and guys paying Dhs50 on the door, inclusive of one drink voucher.
INFO: 1 November; Sea Lounge, Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat, 056 289 0750, info@montecarlobeachclub.ae, www.montecarlobeachclub.ae.
Spook score: 4/5

Imperium Freaky Friday Fancy Dress Brunch
Best for: Themed food
Have a scream this Halloween at the Imperium Freaky Friday Fancy Dress brunch, where the restaurant will be transformed into a haunted house and the buffet will boast Halloween faves such as Bloody Mary beverages, candies and pumpkin-based dishes. The best dressed guest goes free!
INFO: Dhs275 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house beverages, Dhs550 with bubbly; 1pm to 4pm, Friday 2 November; 04 453 0444, www.jumeirah.com.
Spook score: 4/5

Zenith's Halloween Night of the DJs
Best for:
Musical times
With DJ Crazy Joe, DJ CK and DJ Darryl at the decks, it's going to be a rocking night of salsa, funk, R'n'B, drum and bass, garage, rock classics and old soul.
INFO: Wednesday 31 October; Zenith Night CLub, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, 02 677 3333, www.sheratonabudhabihotel.com.
Spook score: 4/5

Barasti Attack of the Kandi Girls' Fancy Dress Ball
Best for: A gore fest
Sounds scary, right? This Halloween, Hed Kandi is taking over Barasti for a special Attack of the Kandi Girls' Fancy Dress Ball. But rather than wearing ballgowns, throw on your most gory costumes and prepare for the Kandi Girl invasion. Don’t forget to splash on some fake blood!
INFO: Free; 11am to 3am, Friday 2 November; Le Méridien Mina Seyahi; 04 318 1313, www.lemeridien-minaseyahi.com.
Spook score: 4/5

Mina A'Salam Halloween Brunch
Best for: Pre-party dining
Before hitting the evening’s parties, head for brunch at Mina A’Salam, which will get a spooky makeover for the day! The three participating restaurants, Zheng He’s, The Wharf and Al Muna, will get into the spirit of the celebration with extravagant decoration and Halloween-inspired food and drinks!
INFO: 12.30pm to 4pm, Friday 26 October; Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah; 04 366 6730, www.jumeirah.com.
Spook score: 3/5

Monster Halloween Party at Atlantis Beach
Best for: Fancy dress
The UAE’s biggest Halloween party and costume competition is back! This year, battle it out to win your share of a Dhs30,000 cash prize as you party with DJ Tim Cheddar and a skeleton crew of shipwrecked entertainers. Prizes will be awarded for the best (and scariest) male, female and group costumes, so be creative!
INFO: Free for ladies, Dhs50 for guys before 8pm or Dhs100 after; 2pm to 2am, Friday 26th October; Atlantis Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai; 055 200 4321, www.atlantis.com.
Spook score: 5/5

Halloween Party at La Fabrique
Best for: Avoiding clubs
For a more chilled party, head to La Fabrique where the swanky bar's DJ will take to the decks to play spooky tunes. If you're dressed up you get discounts on special Halloween-themed drinks. There's also a scary-movie quiz!
INFO: Thursday 1 November and Friday 2 November; La Fabrique, Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre; 04 603 8080, www.pullmanhotels.com.
Spook score: 2/5