Halloween parties for kids in Dubai

Take your little monsters to a frightfully kid-friendly festivity


Arabian Ranches Golf Club is calling all goblins and witches to a family buffet dinner with prizes galore for the scariest costumes. Price includes dinner, soft drinks and entertainment.
Dhs150 (adults), Dhs75 (6-12 years), under sixes free. October 31, 5pm-9pm. Arabian Ranches, www.arabianranchesgolf.com (04 360 7935).

Atlantis Kids Club is following a children-only super hero themed party this year, with face painting, mask making, rock climbing challenges and the all-important piñata. Halloween games and Undercover Agent Adventure treasure hunts gets kids to solve clues that lead them to bags of goodies.
Dhs250 per child (includes meal and entertainment), ages 3-12. October 31, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0380).

Blossom Nursery is hosting a Halloween festival with over 500 families (all in costume!) expected at our center on Wednesday October 31, 2012 from 3-5pm and using this time to raise funds for the Emirates Environmental Group and Poshpaws Animal Sanctuary. The two hour festival will be a fun filled event showcasing a wide variety of activities for young and old and give away some fabulous raffle prizes. A beauty parlour, sports activities, crafts, storytelling, animals to cuddle and pet and more will ensure children have plenty on offer.
Free entry. October 31, 3pm-5pm. Blossom Village Nursery, Street 21C Villa 43 in Umm Suqeim 1, www.theblossomnursery.com (04 348 6275).

Caboodle Pamper and Play area is offering a gaggle of ghostly adventures for parents and kids in their Dungeon of Fun, from face painting and slime manicures to trick or treating or movies and popcorn. Menu items at the café include blood orange ice cream and cauldron cup cakes for those brave enough to try. There’ll also be trick or treating around Dubai Mall at Dhs40 per child.
October 31, 5pm-7pm, ages 1 to 9. Dubai Mall, 2nd floor next to Galeries Lafayette, www.facebook.com/caboodlepamperandplay (04 325 3367).

Cafe Ceramique has a ceramic painting Halloween celebration with games, face painting and plenty of party capers. Little monsters can dress up, paint a pot and eat some supper for Dhs89 each.
October 27, 5pm-8pm. Town Centre Mall, Jumeirah, www.cafeceramique.ae (04 344 7331).

Drama Scene is running a course for teens and young adults in the art of stage make-up. Classes are taught by a professional make-up artist and cover all sorts of character make-up including ageing to using prosthetics, trauma and wound make-up as well as how to create hideous maggot infested scary monsters and realistic vampires. Perfect for Halloween!
Course begins on October 1 for 10 weeks, ages 13 years plus. 7pm-8.30pm. Ductac, Mall of Emirates, www.dramascenedubai.com (055 310 0984).

Favourite Things This Spooktacular Special features a zombie dance performance, meet and greet with a witch, Halloween arts and crafts, plus a costume competition for adults and kids with plenty of prizes including a framed photo to take home.
October 30, 4pm-6pm or 5pm-7pm, ages 3 and up. Dubai Marina Mall 2nd floor, www.favouritethings.com (04 434 1983).

Fun City family entertainment centres will be hosting ‘Spookfest’ events across all outlets with games, costume competitions and prizes. Timings and days depend on each venue so call whichever is closest to you and prepare to be thoroughly spooked.
Dhs60, ages 1-12. Oasis Centre, Ibn Battuta, Mercato, Arabian Centre, Reef Mall, Burjuman and Lamcy Plaza, www.funcity.ae (04 501 4699).

Kidville urges everyone to get out the rats, black cats and big pointy hats for their Halloween bash at various locations across the city. Promising spooky games, Jumpin’ Gym time, arty stuff and live music, plus a free Pink Pepper photo shoot for every little monster.
Dhs75 members, Dhs90 non members. October 20, 11am-1pm at JBR (04 440 1220); October 22, 4pm-6pm at Motor City (04 454 2760); October 24, 4pm-6pm at Mirdif (04 236 3648).

Mini Monsters is running a Halloween themed play session with activities and games as well as access to the soft play area, a meal, a goodie-bag and prizes for the best costume. Booking required and tickets need to be collected before the event.
October 31, 4pm-7pm, ages 1-13. Exit 42, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).

Shampooch is calling all pooches because Halloween is not just for the kids! For their first ‘Howl’oween Pawty’, it’s time to don their best hotdog costume for a fun family day filled with paw painting, mask making, face painting, fun photo booth, goodie bags, fun doggy stuff and more... Best dressed dog will win four free grooms, too.
Dhs20 per dog (to support k9 Friends). October 27, 4pm-6pm. Tickets only. Advance booking required. Spaces limited. Dogs must be social and not aggressive to enter. Shampooch Salon & Daycare, Street 8, Al Quoz, www.shampooch.ae (04 340 0507, info@shampooch.ae).

Super Dooper kids entertainment centre is holding a fun filled Halloween disco with workshops, muffin decorating and games galore for kids who dress up and get into the spooky spirit.
Dhs90 including snacks, ages 5-15. October 27, 4pm-6pm. Damac Waves building, Dubai Marina, www.superdooper.ae (04 454 8391).

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