Dubai’s best Halloween parties taking place from October 30 to 31
Whether you’re looking for a full-on zombie fest, a family-friendly affair or a spooky night out in fancy dress, Chanelle Tourish rounds up Dubai’s best Halloween parties taking place from October 30 to 31.
A Spooktacular party Party all night to Halloween hits with live entertainment across both McGettigan’s venues for its Spooktacular Party. Revellers are encouraged to fancy dress to impress. Originality will be rewarded with prizes, and free drinks will be given away throughout the night. McGettigan’s DWTC will play after-party host to participants of the Contagion Run – Dubai’s very first zombie-themed 5km obstacle run organised by the folks at Comic Con. Participants who show up with their wristbands will be offered a special drinks deal for the evening. Free. Friday October 31, 8pm-3am. McGettigan’s, Bonnington, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and McGettigan’s DWTC, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.mcgettigans.com.
Glow in the Dark Nasimi Beach will be turning into a graveyard for its special Glow in the Dark Party featuring DJs Vinyl Ghost Dave, Andy Killer Swift and Greg Blood Stainer. There will be special giveaways on the night. Dhs100, free for ladies before 10pm. Thursday October 30, 7pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Halloween Masquerade Classic Rock Coffee is back with some spooky madness. The Rock Nation Halloween Masquerade will feature metal bands Nervecell, Ascendant and Aramaic, Qatari rockers Coat of Arms, Time Out Dubai Best Band 2013 Point Of View, indie rockers Behold The Locus and alternative outfit Alpha Kenny Buddy. Dhs80. Friday October 31, 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Halloween Zombie Fest As darkness falls, join Grammy award-winning DJ Jazzy Jeff and friends as he rocks the Barasti beach again alongside Marty Met, Tom Ferguson, Venus and Marky Trowlsdale. Wear fancy dress. Free entry. Friday October 31, 11am-3am. Barasti Beach, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina (04 318 1313).
Monster Halloween Dubai’s infamous Monster Halloween Costume Party will be shipwrecked on a new shoreline on Thursday October 30. Hosted by DJ Tim Cheddar, the event will take place at Zero Gravity at SkyDive Dubai, with Dhs50,000 in cash prizes for the best costumes. Joining Tim on the decks will be DJ Soulninja and Virgin Radio’s Big Rossi, while a skeleton crew of entertainers will perform a stage show when the clock strikes 12. Free for ladies before 9pm, Dhs50 for gents, Dhs100 after 9pm for everyone. Thursday October 30, 7pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Murder on the dancefloor In true Halloween style the entire club will be transformed into a haunted house. Expect cobwebs, coffins and spiders that drop from the ceiling. Lanterns will provide the only light to guide guests through thick, low-hanging fog. Staff will be dressed as ninjas, wearing blood red contact lenses and Halloween-themed tunes such as Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, ‘Ghostbusters’, and Duran Duran’s ‘Hungry like the Wolf’ will provide the perfect soundtrack for things that go bump in the night. Free. Friday October 31, 10pm-3am. Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).
No.1 Fridays Halloween Edition Join No. 1 Fridays for a special Halloween version of the urban night. Free blood-style mixed drinks will be served throughout the night. DJs Brooklyn and Shero will play a mix of hip-hop and R&B. Entrance is strictly for costume-wearers only. Free for ladies, Dhs100 for gents. Friday October 31, 9pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (050 738 1388).
Party at The Irish Village Expect Halloween-themed games and prizes for adults’ and children’s best costumes, along with commercial tunes from DJ Marky Mark. Children can enjoy the party until 9.30pm. Free. Friday October 31, 7pm-2am. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 239 5000).
Spookylicious Brunch Grab your fancy dress costumes and get ready for a day of entertainment with Spookylicious Friday Brunch at Legends Restaurant. The unique brunch experience will be filled with ghoulish games and entertainment as well as fun activities for kids. From Dhs250-Dhs595 (adults), Dhs85 (kids aged seven to 12), free (kids under seven). Friday October 31, noon-3.30pm. Legends Restaurant, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Slimy Vibe Up Celebrate Halloween with this unique, renamed edition of Sunny Vibe Up. Featuring beastly beats, ghoulish games, and fancy dress, guests receive a free drink when paying for entry before 9pm. DJs Break, Lobito, Frez, Dubijad, Kasparov, Nuff-Ced, Kwang, Maciek, Ben Echo, Safi, Jimmy Irvine, Jay Lieutenant, Mr Fresh and General Public will spin on the night. Free before 5.30pm, Dhs70 after. Friday October 31, 3pm-2am. Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).