Halloween in Dubai
Although Halloween is not celebrated officially in Dubai, UAE; it does get the credit for being one of the biggest festivals in terms of business, offers, deals, and events. Truth be told no other festival offers as much fun as Halloween. The festival has changed so much over the years, it is no longer just for the children trick or treating around the neighborhood, but offers a time to escape for the adults from the mundane and the daily routine. Halloween industry has gotten massive with a huge retail and themed events bonanza. We have curated a little guide for those looking for a family fun escape and for those just looking for a fun break from the reality of the day to day life.
Fright Night at Nezesaussi Grill Address Dubai Marina
For the ultimate Halloween scare head to the perfect sports hub Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina! Dress up at your scary best to get the chance to win fascinating prizes. Don’t miss out on the thrilling Halloween atmosphere with special spooky beverages and scrumptious themed delicacies. Not only that, ladies can enjoy two complimentary drinks!
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Time: 7 pm to 11 pm, Price: Special prices on selected food & beverages.
Halloween Fun with Generation Creation Brunch at Mazina
Pick up a fun new skill at Mazina – Address Dubai Marina this October, with creative pumpkin carving that’s sure to impress everyone over Halloween. Go for a popular look, or an amusing one to create an eye-catching masterpiece and win fantastic prizes at our popular family brunch challenge. International cuisine enhances the experience while the kids enjoy the thrills of a bouncy castle, Wii stations, face painting, a magician and so much more!
Date: Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017, Time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Price: AED 315 per person onwards. Children from the age of 6 to 11 enjoy 50% discount.
Spooky Happenings at Dusty’s
You either love it or you hate it, but one thing is for sure if you’re planning on celebrating Halloween it should be in your spookiest attire and accompanied by a gaggle of ghouls and ghosts. The Dusty’s team have gone all out and are having two parties, both giving the guests a chance to dress up and the best-dressed individual walks away with a prize.
TUESDAY 31st October, from 6 pm onwards, DAZZLE @ Dusty’s – Ladies Night, 4 FREE drinks when ordering a dish, 50% off the main course, PLUS Complimentary drink for anyone (men included) who dresses up!
FRIDAY 3rd November, from 1 pm till 4 pm, Departure’s Brunch Halloween Special, Prosecco First Class AED 499 all-inclusive (drinks and food including bubbles), Business Class AED 399 all-inclusive (drinks and food), Economy Class AED 299 (food only) the best-dressed gets their brunch on Dusty’s!
Murder Mystery Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
On October 31st Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Dubai, will be taking guest back in time to 1965 for a Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner set in the original Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in old New Orleans. The dinner will take place on the evening of Halloween where Patrons are invited to solve the mystery whilst enjoying a four-course classic Ruth’s Chris feast, complemented by a selection of premium beverages. Guest are encouraged to dress for the occasion in 1960’s dinner attire and are advised to make table reservations in a group of 6 to 15 guests to make the game more exciting. Ruth’s Chris will allocate character and clues to each table on the night and it is up to the guests to discover who at the table committed the fatal felony.
Tuesday 31st October, Reservations can be made from 6 – 11 PM, AED 450 per person including a 4-course meal and beverages, the murder mystery can be solved with ideally 6 to 12 players per table.
Spooktacular Time at Yas Waterworld
The biggest spooky family event in Abu Dhabi is back with a new theme “Pirates Candy Cove”
Yas Waterworld is bringing back its much-awaited Dana’s Spooktacular on Friday, October 27. On this special day, the park will transform into a ‘Pirates Candy Cove’– a pirate-themed adventure, featuring the park’s favorite characters, naughty bandits and ghostly pirates. Yas Waterworld will be given a spooky makeover complete with Jack o’ Lanterns, cobwebs, ghostly music and ghoulish visitors. Families and their young ones will be able to participate in a spooktacular costume parade and show off their costumes as well as wander through the ‘Trick or Treat Wharf’ in search of sweet treats. In addition, to fun and games, only on this special day, visitors will be able to get a black pearl at the park’s iconic pearl diving experience.
Regular admission tickets are available for the day and for those who wish to join after sunset, Sundowner tickets are available from 6 PM onwards at the ticketing counter for 125 AED. Date: Friday 27 October, Time: From 10 am to 10 pm.
Aventura’s Haunted Forest
Get ready for some thrilling Halloween action this month at Aventura, the region’s most exciting adventure park. Located in Mushrif Park’s expanse of Ghaf tree woodland, Aventura will be transforming into ‘The Haunted Forest’ from Friday 20th October until Tuesday 31st October 2017. The park and its operators will be embracing the scary season and you will find them dressed up and decorated in true Halloween style. On Friday 27th October, the park will be hosting an exciting Halloween fun day complete with a whole host of children’s activities.
For more information: www.aventuraparks.com, General Access: AED 150, Children under 1.4m: AED 125.
COYA Dubai & COYA Abu Dhabi Voodoo-Themed Halloween
Enjoy an evening of ghoulish glamour at COYA this Halloween as French fizz brand Veuve Clicquot brings its acclaimed Halloween parties to the UAE capital. ‘Yelloween’, named after the Champagne’s ochre-hued labels, will make its Abu Dhabi debut on October 29th. COYA Dubai will celebrate its third edition of the exclusive event on October 31st. All sorts of tricks and treats will be in store at the Peruvian-themed venues, which will be reimagined as freakish voodoo temples, and guests should don a voodoo-inspired dress in keeping with the dark Latin theme. Dinner will be served until midnight, followed by three hours of dance floor mischief including spooky live performers and DJ sets. At COYA Dubai, a live band will also play in the members’ club.
Head to Treehouse located at Taj Dubai to catch the breath-taking views of the city’s skyline this October and be part of the exciting line up of events. Join the tribe at Treehouse for a truly terrifying night. Expect custom Halloween-themed beverages, pumpkins, cobwebs and a whole array of frightful tricks and treats! With scarily good Halloween bites and DJ Taylor mixing up wicked horror movie soundtracks, guests will be in for a night to remember.
Halloween Nibbles AED31 each (ten options to choose from), Location: Treehouse Dubai, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay – Dubai.
Halloween at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
Gastronomy will go ghoulish later this month at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, which is serving up supernatural cuisine especially for Halloween. Link@Sheraton Café will sell a selection of spookily-themed desserts for three days only, Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st October. The lobby-level eatery stays open around the clock, making it the perfect place to grab a late-night treat – no tricks necessary. On Tuesday, Halloween night, Feast will be transformed into a sinister space, complete with decorations including carved pumpkin heads. The rotund root vegetable will feature heavily on the menu – roasted, as soup and in sweet pumpkin pie.
The Halloween meal costs AED 199 onwards with soft drinks, time: from 6 pm to 11 pm.
360° DUBAI’S MONSTER HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
360° Dubai is throwing six nights of celebrations under the stars at the city’s ultimate rooftop destination, with the thrills and chills kicking off on Thursday 26th October. The venue will be kitted out with spooktacular decorations, while specially-curated creepy cocktails. Guests heading down on Thursday 26th are in for an extra special treat with the popular Thursday evening 180° brunch, which includes unlimited house beverages and sharing platters of Pan-Asian nibbles for only AED 295.
Halloween celebrations at Hilton Abu Dhabi
Hilton Abu Dhabi hosts two Halloween parties to remember on October 31 from 7 pm. Hemingway’s, a popular nightlife haunt in the capital, encourages its guests to join the celebration in their scariest best for a chance to win exciting prizes. The in-house mixologist has prepared an exclusive drinks menu for the night complementing the Halloween theme. Meanwhile, Executive Chef Walter Miculan has pulled together a fun dinner menu with dishes that will be plated in the spirit of the festival.
For reservations, please call 02 692 4247.
Trick and treat at LEGOLAND® Dubai Cobweb Castle
The popular spooky October holiday is coming to Cobweb Castle at LEGOLAND® Dubai part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. Running from 13-31 October, families can wear their costumes and visit KINGDOMS in LEGOLAND Dubai where the castle has been completely transformed to provide a silly and spooky experience. Webs will be covering the castle’s windows and it will be filled with LEGO® spiders, pumpkins and much more. The Park’s largest and fastest roller coaster, The Dragon, will also have an awesome new look with added elements to spook those brave enough to ride.
Be a part of this awesome Halloween experience, which is included in LEGOLAND Dubai valid tickets and Annual Passes. UAE/GCC residents aged 3 and above can visit for just AED 165 for a day ticket to LEGOLAND Dubai or LEGOLAND Water Park.
BLUE MARLIN IBIZA IS BACK IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN
The U.A.E.’s favorite beach festival is back at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE. Beyond anything you’ve ever imagined, the oasis-like beach club’s yearly Halloween event will transform the space yet again, to a Dystopic playground inspired by the ever-popular Desert festival, “Burning Man.” From one corner to the other, the production and events team will join creative forces, to make sure every single detail takes you on a journey to another dimension. On Friday, October 27th get ready to visit a world with no mental limits!