Spooky costume parties and frightful fun across the city
Thursday 1 - Friday 2 HalloweenHouse of Horrors at Cirque du Soir Cirque du Soir can be a pretty freaky place at the best of times, but expect the freaky factor to multiply when the high-end venue is transformed into a House of Horrors for three days, complete with coffins, skeletons, fire dancers, two-headed freaks and more mysterious performances than usual. Plus there’s a special drinks package until midnight for Dhs200. Spooky. Free (reservations recommended, door policy applies). 10.30pm-3am. Until November 2. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).
Thursday 1 Chase & Status at Trilogy Halloween Special Leading London drum n’ bass/dubstep duo Chase & Status – known for working with Cee Lo Green, Rihanna and Example – spin at a Halloween-themed bash at Trilogy, with Dhs20,000 worth of prizes for costumes on offer. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 1 Halloween Extravaganza at Blue Marlin Blue Marlin revives its Thursday night festivities with this Halloween-themed bash with sets from Cadenza DJs Reboot and Mendo. Free shuttle will be running to and from Sheikh Zayed Road, TECOM and Dubai Marina Mall. Dhs120-400. 10pm-3am. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (050 142 2800).
Thursday 1 Halloween party at Chi Chi’s sixth annual Halloween bash takes place in the venue’s refurbished garden area – now dubbed Domeland – and offers up Dhs30,000 worth of prizes. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (050 957 7142).
Thursday 1 Halloween House of Horrors at Cirque du Soir See Wednesday 31. Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Until Friday 2. Cirque du Soir, Fairmount Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).
Thursday 1 Halloween party at West 14th This Palm steakhouse will transform with pumpkins, skeletons and more to mark Halloween, plus live music, prizes for the best costume and a bouncy castle for kids. Free. 6pm-midnight. West 14th, Marina Beach Lounge, The Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Thursday 1 Rockin’ Halloween Bash at Rock City Metal Asylum host an evening of freaky rock from local bands Parabola and Militant Poetry. Dhs50, 9pm-3am. Rock City, Howard Johnson Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 393 9911).
Friday 2 Kandi Girls Halloween Fancy Dress Ball at Barasti Established UK dance label Hed Kandi pump up the volume for Barasti’s beachside Halloween bash. Free. 11am-3am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 318 1313).