Our pick of October 31's biggest and freakiest parties
Crime Scene at Movida The nightspot will be transformed into a crime scene for the evening, complete with forensics and police everywhere. There is an open bar for ladies between 11pm and 1am and the best-dressed attendee wins a magnum. Free (reservations recommended). Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).
Day of the Dead Halloween Party at Cavalli Club This Mexican-themed night promises plenty of colourful and spooky surprises. Dhs300. 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Fangtastic Halloween Party at The Irish Village Expect Halloween-themed games and prizes for the best costumes at the large pub’s party along with live music from band the Maplejacks and commercial tunes from DJ Marky Mark. Free. 7pm-2am. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 239 5000).
Habana House of Horror at Cafe Habana This Cuban and Mexican venue is offering trick or treats on entry, creepy drinks and prizes for the best costume. Free. 7pm-1am. Cafe Habana, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 422 2620).
Halloween Booo Party at The Dek on Eight DJs ‘Deadman’ Da Sendri, Tom ‘Frankenstein’ Clayton and Charl ‘Caveman’ Chaka will be dropping the house tunes for this night where hotel stays, brunch and free drinks for the best costume are up for grabs. Free. 1pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on Eight, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Halloween at i2 DJ Gaby will be spinning hits from ’70s ’80s and ’90s at this party where you’re likely to meet the dead and the undead. Free. 10pm-3am. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 889 2578).
Halloween at N’Dulge DJ Brooklyn will be spinning the R&B, with DJ Eric Francis supplying the house tunes on the terrace. Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).
Haunted Halloween at Spin Dubai There will be an opportunity to win Dhs25,000 worth of prizes for the best costumes at this ping pong-themed nightspot. Dhs150 (advance for couples). Dhs150 per person (door) 10pm-3am. SPiN Dubai, Wafi (056 175 1010/ 055 288 9460).
Halloween at Voda Bar The best costume wins a bottle at this night, which is also offering sushi and sashimi with a spooky twist. Free. 6pm-2am. Jumeirah Zabel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Jamrock Halloween Costume Party at Sublime This reggae, dancehall and R&B night is offering free entry before midnight if you’ve got a costume and a table for the two best-dressed attendees. Tunes will be supplied by DJ Crown Prince and Sir Taz. Free if you’re in a costume before midnight. Dhs100 (door). Sublime Bar & Grill, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).
Monster Halloween Party at Atlantis Beach With Dhs30,000 of prizes up for grabs for the best costumes, this Monster Halloween Party attracted 5,000 guests last year. Dhs100. Free for ladies before 8pm. Dhs50 for men before 8pm. 5pm-3am. Atlantis Beach, The Palm (055 200 4321).
Nightmare at 360˚ This Halloween extravaganza features house and tech house tunes from Reset Robot, Sam Farsio, Markii, Deian and Ejaz. The best costume wins a stay for two at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Theatre of Terror Halloween Party at The Act Dubai This slightly mischievous high-end theatre concept on the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La will be holding a special Halloween Party, which promises special drinks and themed live performances. Free. Reservations required. 9pm-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).
The Doll House at Cirque Le Soir Dubai This promises to be the freakiest night in the city that’s full of surprises. Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont (056 115 4507).
Zombie L.O.V.E at Okku This high-end venue will be transformed into a world of darkness and supernatural forces, with resident DJ Marshall spinning the house tunes. Free (reservations recommended). Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).