Halloween events in Dubai for adults and kids, 2015
Time Out Dubai previews Halloween events in Dubai, including fancy dress parties, themed dinners and theatre productions
TheJamJar Get creative with the Halloween painting package from arts hub thejamjar. Instead of carving pumpkins, create a Halloween tote to hold your treats. Dhs60. Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 2pm-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm. Until October 31. Al Quoz 3, www.thejamjardubai.com (04 341 7303). Bounce After Dark The venue will be kitted out with Halloween gear plus R’n’B and hip hop beats are played by DJ Kabbo and DJ Sunny for their Spooktacular event. Dhs80 per person per hour, October 29 8pm-midnight. 4B Street, Al Quoz, behind Ace Hardware on Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1400).
BookMunch CafÉ Let the little ones have a frighteningly fun time with scary stories, pumpkin carving, face-painting and a stash of delicious treats. BookMunch will also be hosting a dinner with a Halloween-themed menu – anyone for witch hair and monster eyeballs? Dhs120 per child. October 29, story time starts at 4pm, dinner is served at 5pm. Al Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road, www.bookmunchcafe.com (04 388 4006).
Barasti Party with one of the best DJs on the planet, DJ Jazzy Jeff, on the sands of Barasti Beach. Jeff has been known to bring his pal Will Smith along with him – which would make for a bonus Halloween treat. Free. October 31, 11am-3am. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.barastibeach.com (04 399 3333).
Craig David at XL Dubai Catch the British R&B singer delivering his TS5 DJ set. Don fancy dress and party to David’s beats ’til the witching hour. Dhs200. October 31. 7pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, www.xldubai.com (052 634 1040).
Grosvenor House Toro Toro is transformed into a haunted nightmare, packed with creepy spiders, pumpkins, ghosts and gore. Diners are invited to enjoy a variety of dishes from the a la carte menu including the delectable Sea Bass Tartare; a fresh and vibrant dish with an infusion of mango, coconut and lime, and Salmon Tiradito; a traditional Peruvian creation with soy sauce and oyster sauce. Halloween dinner October 29 and brunch October 30, 12.30pm-4pm. Dubai Marina, (04 317 6000).
Crab Tavern If you’re looking for a fun, party Halloween night brunch, Crab Tavern Dubai is the place to be. The Haunted Tavern will be serving up sharing platters, with delicious themed dishes such as Halloween fire wings, Toffee apples and Pumpkin and Sage Risotto. Dhs350 for unlimited mixed drinks, Dhs450 for the bubbly package. Crab Tavern Dubai, level 9, Media One Hotel (04 420 74 89), October 30, 8pm-12am. www.crabtavern.ae
Spirito The 7 Sins Halloween Brunch has put Halloween twists on specially infused mixed drinks and brand new menu offerings for the night, along with costume prizes and Halloween Carnival dancers. Dhs250 with soft drinks, Dhs350 including house beverages, and Dhs450 including sparkling grape. October 30, 8pm - 12am (Venue open until 3am). Level 9, Media One Hotel, Media City (04 421 2679)
Fümé Fümé Downtown and Fümé Pier 7 are celebrating Halloween with weird and ‘witchy’ decorations, mad scientists’ potent brews, a spooky children’s costume competition and of course an appropriately-themed menu. Pier 7 Level 1, Dubai Marina (04 421 5669) or Manzil Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, every day, 8am – 2am. www.fume-eatery.com
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Dress up in your most outlandish outfit and party on the sand at this Burning Beach theme party. Playing monster hits on the decks will be DJ Jackmaster and American producer Kevin Saunderson, too. Free. October 30, 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel, Ghantoot, www.bluemarlinibiza-uae.com (056 113 3400).
The Music Room Belgian death metal band Aborted will be performing for the very first time in the UAE. They’ll be bringing their relentless brand of noise and performance to make every ghoul and monster move. Dhs125. October 30, 7pm-3am. The Music Room, The Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, www.facebook.com/musicroomdubai (04 359 8888).
The Garden of Sin this Halloween at Vii Dubai Inspired by the seven deadly sins, Vii Dubai’s Garden of Sin will offer special beverages such as Violet Pride, Green Envy, and Yellow Greed. Make-up artists will also be on hand to give guests a ghoulish makeover. Free. October 31, 8pm-3am. Vii Dubai, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.viidubai.com (050 169 6777).Conrad Dubai Purobeach Urban Oasis will be transformed into a spooky retreat complete with creepy decorations, a smoky pool, flamethrowers, face painting and much more. In your Halloween attire, dance on the decks to the best beats in the city provided by resident DJ, DJ Enjie, plus special guests TommyGun, Benyamin and SAM B. Dhs175, table bookings available on request. October 31, 11am-11pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7111).
Original Wings and Rings This Halloween, Eat, drink and get spooky! at Original Wings and Rings will bring guests fantastic fun with special prices on drinks and food (3-course dinner for Dhs99). Bonus for guests in masquerade costumes who will receive two drinks on the house. Cash and voucher prizes for best costume, best costume group and runner up will be handed out. October 31, Level C, Liberty House, DIFC, Dubai (04 3596900)
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The Contagion Run Run for your life in this unique zombie-themed 5km obstacle race. The event is open to all aged 13 and over. Sign up online as a Survivor and dodge the undead, or register as a chasing zombie. From Dhs150. October 30, 4pm. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, www.contagionrun.com (050 718 5104).
Reform Social & Grill You’ve got to have scary movies at Halloween, so grab a bean bag and a blanket to hide behind at Reform Social & Grill. Watch ’80s vampire classic The Lost Boys, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Corey Haim, in the orchard of this gastropub. Free with purchase of food and drink. October 27, 8pm. The Lakes, Emirates Living, www.reformsocialgrill.ae (04 454 2638).
Atlantis the Palm Dare to enter Nasimi on Elm Street as the beach club transforms into a house of gory horrors, with accompanying tunes from French soulful house DJ, Michael Calfan. Free entry for ladies before 8pm. Dhs100 for gents and ladies thereafter. October 29, 7pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.facebook.com/nasimibeach (055 200 4321).
Cheeky Monkeys This kids’ play zone offers a haunted house with arts and crafts, and trick or treat. The best dressed boy or girl will also take home a fun prize. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your child’s place. Dhs99. October 30, 4pm-7pm. Cheeky Monkeys, Al Barsha Mall, Al Barsha, and The Walk, JBR, www.cheekymonkeys.ae (04 276 0011).
Trader Vic’s The Polynesian bars at Madinat Jumeirah and JBR will be transformed into eerie dens for ‘Werewolves of London’-themed Halloween parties complete with drinks and food. Free. October 30-31, 6pm-1.30am. Trader Vic’s Madinat Jumeirah, Downtown Dubai, JBR, www.tradervicsmadinat.com (04 366 5646).
360° Enjoy three nights of DJs spinning tunes, while revellers get to sip on themed drinks, dance to live saxophone and get a scary makeover with professional Halloween make-up. Free. October 29, 5pm-3am; October 30, 4pm-3am; October 31, 5pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.facebook.com/360dubai (055 500 8518).
Wild Wadi waterpark Dare to venture into the Forbidden Basement as Wild Wadi gets even wilder for Halloween. Enter if you dare and see if you can survive the scares of what lurks beneath. Dhs275 per person. Until October 31, 10am-7pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 4444).
Mercury Lounge Mercury Lounge at the Four Seasons are hosting a Halloween Thriller Party with live acts, Halloween costumes and spooky decorations, plus the chance to win a bottle of bubbles. There will be a special guest DJ on the night. Dhs150 (including one drink). October 31, 10pm-2am. Call 042707804 for table reservations. Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Road, Dubai.
Crown & Lion The Halloween party promises prizes for best costume, as well as the English grub and drinks the pub is popular for. Free. October 29, Crown & Lion, Byblos Hotel, TECOM, www.bybloshoteldubai.com (04 448 8000).
Little Explorers The annual Halloween event welcomes kids along with their parents to celebrate the festivities. Children between the ages of two and 10 are invited to dress to impress, in their Halloween best costumes. Little ones will then be challenged to search for pumpkins hidden around the venue, in order to win a special Stay and Play “Arts and Crafts” ticket and a prize basket filled with Halloween gifts. Dhs120-185, including one free adult pass. October 29, 7pm. Level 1, City Centre Mirdif (04 231 6285/9).