Halloween is almost upon us, and what better way to spend it than aboard a ghost ship?
The QE2 is being transformed for a chilling trio of events that will well and truly spook you out – especially if your fears include fun, feasts and fancy dress.
The “terror” kicks off with the Fang-tastic Family Feast on Friday November 2, which is a spooky version of the QE2 Friday brunch featuring jelly spiders, smoking dishes and pumpkin carvings in the hotel’s Lido Restaurant.
There will also be a live singer in full costume to entertain the crowd, while a haunted ghost hall will keep the little ones busy with scary face-painting, bouncy castles, balloon making and Halloween games and a fancy dress costume for adults and kids.
As the night goes on, the scary shenanigans continue with The Hollywood Horror Show, where passengers can enjoy a meal, free-flowing drinks and a line-up of dance acts and live music.
Everyone will be required to dig out their fancy-dress costumes and once the show finishes at midnight (naturally), you’ll be able to hit the dancefloor yourself with a DJ until 3am.
For those looking to bust out a bit of Thriller dancing, the After-Life Party will be blasting out the best of '80s, '90s and '00s soundtracks throughout the night at The Yacht Club. Entry is free and ladies will get complimentary drinks between 9pm and 10pm, though you’ll have to be in fancy dress to get in and the best costume will get a prize on the night.
We can’t wait to rock out to a bit of Beetlejuice.
Fang-tastic Family Feast: Dhs165 (kids below 12), Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs465 (house drinks). Fri Nov 2, 1pm-4pm. Hollywood Horror Show: Dhs595 (outer row seats and a standard drinks package), Dhs795 (middle row seats and the sparkling package), Dhs995 (front section seats and sparkling package), Dhs1,640 (per couple, outer row seats and standard drinks package, inclusive of the show, a night’s stay and breakfast, Dhs2,090 (per couple, middle row seats and the sparkling package, inclusive of the show, a night’s stay and breakfast), Dhs2,490 (per couple, front section seats and sparkling beverage package, inclusive of the show, a night’s stay and breakfast). Thu Nov 1 & Fri Nov 2, 9pm-midnight (show), midnight-3am (after-party). After-Life Party: Free entry. Fri Nov 2, 9pm-3am. The Yacht Club – Upper Deck. QE2. Mina Rashid, Deira, www.qe2.com (04 526 8888).