Dubai's little monsters will have loads of frightening fun at this spooky family-friendly Halloween brunch where kids are being encourage to throw themselves into the spirit of Halloween. All little monsters, wizards, witches and ghosts – or any other ghoulish creature for that matter – are invited to head along dressed to scare. Mums and dads can get in on the creepy act as well. It’s worth making a gruesome effort as families turning up kitted out in terrifying costumes get 25 percent off their bill. A magician is also on hand to amaze little diners with some mesmerising tricks.
Free (kids under six), Dhs188 (kids six-12), Dhs375 (soft beverages), Dhs495 (premium beverages). Fri Oct 25 1pm-4pm. Mezzerie, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.waldorfastoria.com (04 818 2222).
MÖVENPICK HOTEL IBN BATTUTA GATE DUBAI
Mini ghouls and tiny goblins can sink their fangs into a special spooky version of the much-loved Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate’s Friday brunch on Friday November 1. As well as all the usual activities for kids including face-painting, arts and crafts and a bouncy castle, little brunchers can dress up in their very scariest costumes. And parents it’s worth making an effort to get dressed up in a creepy outfit yourselves as the best dressed family stands a chance of winning a free brunch on their next visit.
Free (kids one-five), Dhs148 (kids six-12), from Dhs295. Fri 1 Nov 12.30pm-4pm. Al Bahou, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.movenpick.com (04 444 0000).
LE MÉRIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE
Grab the little monsters for a Friday feast with a dark twist. The hotel’s Yalumba restaurant is transforming into Halloween spookiness with haunted eats and drinks, not to mention heaps of ghastly tricks and treats including a create your own cupcake counter and a make your own pizza zone.
Free (kids 12 and under), Dhs119. Fri Nov 1 12.30pm-3.30pm. Yalumba, Airport Road, Dubai, www.melia.com (04 602 9323).
Family-favourite brunch destination BFF is inviting spookily turned out boys and girls to join in the terrifying fun on Friday November 1. As well as the venue being kitted out in a suitably spooky manner there are plenty of eerie events and alarming activities to keep the little ones occuppied. There are also a heap of prizes up for grabs for the most spooktacularly dressed kids.
Free (kids under six), Dhs50 (kids six-11), Dhs150 (kids 12 and over), Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (house beverages), Dhs350 (premium beverages), Dhs420 (bubbly). Fri Nov 1 1pm-4pm. Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, Jebel Ali, Dubai, www.bffdxb.com (052 177 7541).
Jelly spiders, grisly fingers and eyeballs are just some of the gruesome dishes being served up at the QE2’s Halloween brunch, which also gives kids (and adults should they wish) the chance to win prizes for being the most spookily-dressed. The haunted ghost hall has loads of activities and games to keep little ones occupied, or for an additional Dhs55 per child they can take part in the haunted tour below decks.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids under 12). Fri Nov 1 1pm-4pm. Lido, Port Rashid, Dubai, www.qe2.com (04 526 8811).
MELIÁ DESERT PALM
It’s not just the perfectly-positioned at the edge of the polo field restaurant, Rare, that is kitted out with Halloween décor, but the staff are getting into the spirit too. Themed desserts galore – from monster doughnuts and chocolate broomsticks to witch’s hat brownie pops, creepy-eyed chocolate mousse and red velvet brain cake provide the perfect scary sweet for the kids.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs150 (kids five-11). Fri Nov 1 1pm-4pm. Rare, Al Awir Rd, Dubai, www.melia.com (04 602 9323). ]]>