Halloween costumes in Dubai 2014

Where to get your Halloween costumes in Dubai

Make your own outfit

Fida General Trading
This haberdashery is ideal for the DIY-er, stocking everything from wigs to feathers and fabrics.
Opposite Satwa Clinic, Al Satwa Road (04 344 4008).

Craftland
Head here for sewing essentials and machine hire to make your own outfit from scratch.
Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 342 2237).

Nifty Little Things
Learn how to make ghost and witch costumes at this one-off Halloween costume workshop.
Dhs165. 10am. October 19. Elite Residence, Dubai Marina, Niftylittlethingsdubai@gmail.com (056 724 2569).

…Or skip the faff, buy the costume

Blow-out
Mystique Costumes
An enormous fancy dress and party store in the heart of Al Barsha. Pick up everything from fake blood to props and not-so-scary costumes for women and men. Be prepared to fork out, Batman costumes alone are Dhs3,680.
Various locations including Al Barsha 2 (800 267 886 37).

Mid-range
Mr Ben’s

Take Stephen King’s IT to the next level with the scary clown outfit, or equally scare small children in the ventriloquist dummy costume.
Al Ghazal Mall, 2nd December street, Satwa, www.mrbenscostumecloset.com (04 346 3422).

Budget
Carrefour

Pick up affordable props and decorations in the kid’s toy area.
Various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 409 4899).

Essential parties

Halloween Zombie Fest at Barasti
Grammy-winning DJ Jazzy Jeff hosts this free beach party, where you’ll be expected to dress in your most frightening ensemble.
Free. Friday October 31, 11am-3am. Barasti, Al Sufouh Road, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina (04 399 2313).

Halloween Party at The Underground

Scary movies will play on the big screen while partygoers enjoy ghoulish cuisine, beverages and gruesome games and live music from Rich Kennedy and Jet Lag. There’s also a prize for the spookiest costume.
Friday October 31, from 7pm. The Underground, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

Spookylicious brunch at M’s, Emirates Golf Club

This family-friendly brunch features a live carvery as well as face-painting, kids’ games and prizes for the best costume.
Dhs325 including house beverages, Dhs165 including soft drinks, kids five to 12 years, Dhs75, kids under five go free. Friday October 31, noon-3pm. M’s, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234).

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Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28

You’ll get a complimentary vegetarian dim sum basket on October 1

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

There will be fireworks at La Mer, plus discounts across the city

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