Family camping has certainly come a long way since the days of flimsy tents and canned foods – at least in the UAE. So if you and the family are looking to take advantage of the cooler weather and hit the road for an outdoor getaway, here are our picks of some of the best… Read More
Ready to have a frightfully fantastic time?
Whether it’s your inner vampire, werewolf, witch or even unicorn you’re letting out this Halloween, the city is packed full of spooktacular fun for the whole family! Join a Halloween parade, brave a haunted ship, strap on some sneakers for a Halloween Fun Run, or make it a Halloween Family Lunch with the whole ghoulish shebang – there’s something for every little monster.
1. Halloween Lunch Buffet
Dress up in your spookiest costume and take part in fun Halloween-themed activities while tucking into an international buffet. Your little monsters can look forward to trick or treating, face painting, a magic show, games and the chance to win prizes.
Ramada Downtown Dubai, Nov 1, Fri 12:30pm-4pm, AED 70 for adults, AED 55 for kids, more info
2. Thriller Night at The Zone
Enter if you dare! Get ready for a spooky Halloween thriller night at The Zone. Enjoy a wide variety of creepy fun games, nightmare battles, exciting contests and encounters with crazy characters through the dark night! Dress up as Zombies, Ghosts or your favourite character and get a chance to win terrific prizes and much more spooktacular surprises!
Atlantis, The Palm, Oct 31, Thu 8pm-midnight, AED 100 for two teens, more info
3. World of Witchery - Halloween at JBR
Dress up and head down to JBR where an exciting Halloween weekend awaits you! Meet the roaming characters dressed as spooky characters, be amazed by the flash mobs, catch a movie by the inflatable outdoor cinema, join games where you can win prizes on the spot and more!
JBR, Oct 31 – Nov 2, Thu-Sat 6pm-10pm, free for all, more info
4. Halloween Parade, Pumpkin Workshops & More
Head down to The Beach for a spooky time of family fun. Your little monsters can take festive snaps at the themed photo booths, participate in the Halloween parade ending at Bluewaters and even decorate their very own pumpkin and get their faces painted – all for FREE!
The Beach by JBR, Oct 31 – Nov 2, Thu-Sat from 2pm, free for all, more info
5. Shows, Fun Run & Workshops
Enjoy some serious Halloween vibes at City Centre Me’aisem, with trick or treat baskets, daily kids’ shows by Magic Phil, and even a Halloween Fun Run on November 2nd, hosted by Virgin Radio’s Kris Fade!
City Centre Me’aisem, Oct 22 – Nov 2, Daily from 4pm, more info
6. Dia De Los Muertos at The Pointe
Have a spooktastic time over at The Pointe as they celebrate the Halloween weekend “Dia De Los Muertos” style with a plethora of activities and entertainment. Join the parades, enjoy music, dance, colour, art and great food, watch a movie under the stars, come dressed in your best costume to win prizes and so much more.
The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Oct 31-Nov 2 from 4pm, free entry, more info
7. Fright Night Team Adventure
Dress up in your spookiest costume to enjoy 50% off all the Halloween TEPfactor excitement. The whole venue will be decked out in its creepiest Halloween finery with friendly trick-or-treat for all the surrounding families in JBR.
To avail the 50% discount, players must book a minimum of two hours.
TEPFactor, JBR, Oct 31, Thu 6pm-11pm, AED 99 per adult/hr, AED 79 per child/hr, more info
8. Family Lunch: Halloween Edition
Enjoy a brunch where you can really savor your food while your little monsters have fun and are kept totally engaged. Alongside Steigenberger’s delicious food, this Halloween-themed brunch has pulled all the stops for your little ones.
Make sure you come dressed in your coolest costumes for a chance to win the costume competition.
Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Nov 1, Fri 12:30pm-4pm, starting from AED 185 per adult, AED 75 for children 6-12yrs, free for kids under 6, more info
9. Halloween Fun at Legoland
Prepare yourselves for some serious Halloween thrills at Legoland! Dress up in your costumes, and take part in Brick or Treat, where you will track down the HARIBO candy stations throughout the park, Join the LEGO brick characters to learn some creepy dance moves on the Cobweb Stage, and shake your groove things during the Fang-tastic Daily Dance Parties.
Legoland Dubai, Oct 16 – Nov 2, Sun-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu-Sat 11am-9pm, AED 275 per person, free for under 3s, more info
10. Project Rising Star
Enter If You Dare! Delve into the under decks of the QE2, which were closed off for decades from the public by a secretive and influential group. See for yourselves what happened behind those doors in the decades-long scheme codenamed Project Rising Star, where a disturbing series of botched and failed human experiments were conducted. There are 3 terror levels ranging from mildly spooky to terrifying.
Queen Elizabeth 2, Oct 17 – Nov 2, Sun-Thu from 3:30pm, Fri-Sat from 1pm, starting from AED 55 per person, more info
If you’re down in Abu Dhabi for Halloween, you should absolutely have a go at these:
Get your funky, scary and original costumes ready for a ghoulish gathering at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Take spooky pictures at the themed photobooth, and enjoy entertainment by the 4-piece band “Exit Strategy at this incredible Halloween bash.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Oct 31, Thu from 7pm, AED 150 per adult, AED 85 for children 5-12yrs, more info
Monster Mash Bash
Join Kidz Factory where you can bring out your little inner monsters for a big bash, Monster Mash style! There’s Monster jello-shot making, monster slime, monster crafts, prizes for the best monster costume, Trick or Treating, games, face paint and lots more! Spaces are limited and this is a drop-off event only
Kidz Factory, Dalma Mall, Oct 31, Thu 4:30pm-6:30pm, AED 131.25 per child, more info