Trick or treat? This Halloween, round up the little monsters and get creative at the city's best spots.
Get crafty (bwahaha) at Mighty Quinn’s
Little munchkins will turn into ghouls (mums and dads can join if they like) at the JBR restaurant’s Mighty Spooktacular Bash. It’s a two-hour extravaganza featuring themed arts and crafts, classic Halloween tunes and a surprise for the event’s best dressed. Best part? Kids eat free while adults get 30 percent off their bill.
Prices vary. Sat Oct 27 5pm-7pm. Al Mamsha Street (04 380 1888).
Go for brunch at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
Gordon Ramsay’s famous restaurant is getting a Halloween facelift on Friday October 26, and it wants families to come and enjoy all the spooky treats on offer. Priced from Dhs240 for adults and Dhs105 for kids aged four to 11, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar’s Halloween-themed brunch not only offers its signature dishes, but it also has a special spooky foodie masterclass for the little ones to enjoy, along with free access to the Lost Chambers Aquarium to get close and personal with freaky creatures from the sea.
Dhs240 per person (soft drinks), Dhs355 (house beverages), Dhs105 (kids aged four-11). Fri Oct 26, 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Grab a treat at Kamba
The chic lounge Kamba will be offering quite the selection of Halloween-themed treats and snacks. Think pumpkin bread, owl cookies, pumpkin cheesecake and witches fingers.Spooky
Oct 25-Nov 1 7am-midnight. Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Have a CrazyShake at Black Tap
Monster your way through Black Tap’s Halloween Shakehttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/restaurants/386931-black-tap-launches-limit..., which has a vanilla-frosted rim studded with traditional US Halloween treat candy corn and is topped with a chocolate spider web cupcake, then served with orange rocky candy, twisty pop, whipped cream, orange sprinkles and chocolate drizzle. Phew.
Dhs69. Oct 29-31. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 422 9904); Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, blacktapme.com (04 399 9076).
Smash school stress away
Kids 13 and older can banish homework energy at The Smash Room House of Horrors, which will be up until Saturday November 3. The venue will be transformed into a frightening house of horrors, with visitors needing to weave through a terrifying maze of scary creatures before picking their weapon of choice before the destruction begins.
Dhs99, Until Nov 3. Al Quoz, www.thesmashroom.ae (058 198 2323).
Spook it up at Candylicious
Looking for the candy? Lots and lots of it will be at The Dubai Mall, where kids can pop into Candylicious to decorate lollipops, play pumpkin games, watch a magic show and shake their bones while dancing to boo-worthy tunes. A trick or treat session awaits too.
Dhs99 (per ticket). Oct 25-26, timings vary. Candylicious World, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, candyliciousshop.com (04 330 8700).
Trick or treat at MOTIONGATE
Kids can get dressed up in their fanciest of costumes and venture into the world of Hotel Transylvania to meet and greet their favourite characters including Drac, Mavis and Murry. They also take part in pumpkin crafts, get their faces painted and listen to spooky stories read live from friendly witches. Then, it's trick or treat time at the hotel castle and Smurfs Village.
From Dhs175. Oct 19-Nov 3. Dubai Parks And Resorts, Jebel Ali, motiongatedubai.com (800 262 9464).
Visit the Cobweb Castle at LEGOLAND
Have you visited LEGOLAND’s castle yet? Well, it’s set to take a spooky turn, with webs covering the windows, and LEGO spiders, pumpkins and more to surprise little ones. There’s also an all-new KINGDOM’s Creepy Cottage, where they can watch some spooky spells, meet Ernie the Scarecrow and more.
Dhs175. Until Wed Oct 31. Dubai Parks And Resorts, Jebel Ali, legoland.com (04 820 3123).
Watch a scary movie at The Els Club
The Els Club will also be hosting a Halloween Carvery on Friday October 26, and it will be a celebration of all things scary with spooky décor, movies and freaky sweets for kids. Little ones in costumes get free soft drinks and a bag of sweets.
Dhs225 (house beverages), Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs75 (kids aged five to 11), free (kids under four). Fri Oct 26 1pm-4pm. Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. Have a super spook-tastic time.