Horrifying threads and ghoulish garmets are back in fashion for Halloween in Dubai, and whether you’re up for that decayed zombie look or ghastly clown (it's in fashion after IT), you’ll find what you need to make you look spooktacular this Halloween in Dubai.
You’ll want to dress up in your most horrifying Halloween costume anyway, as plenty of parties and weekend-long events are offering plenty of prizes for those who dress to impress, including at Time Out Dubai's Big Halloween quiz.
Premium Hollywood blood, blackout contact lenses and a whole lot of onesies – Mystique Costumes is your one-stop shop for any category of costume, and that includes heroes and villains, cartoon characters, Harry Potter, Star Wars and even ‘60s and ‘70s disco fever. The store has also launched its special Halloween category, with quality costumes such as IT, Edward Scissorhands, Big Foot, Jack Skellington and plenty more. It can be pricey depending on what costume you’re keen on, but it pays to look terrifying.
Open daily 10am-10pm. Various locations including Al Barsha 2, Umm Suqeim Street; Jumeirah 1, www.mystiquecostumes.com.
Mr Ben’s Costume Closet
If you’re up for some quirky group costumes, Mr Ben will sort you out. It’s a popular place to get eye-catching costume for the Dubai Rugby 7s, and it’s the same for Halloween. From wacky banana suits and kitted out Spartacus outfits, you’re bound to get a laugh, or a spook, if you’re here. Mr Ben’s also has the option of renting out costumes, just in case you plan coming as some-thing else completely next year (and don’t want to break the bank).
Open daily 10am-8pm. Dubai Studio City (04 514 8187).
Now that amazon.ae is fully up and running in the UAE, it means we can start ordering plenty of crazy costumes. And in even better news, it’s offering free next day delivery on orders over Dhs100 as well as paid same-day delivery to certain areas in the UAE. Now’s a good (and spooky) time to get signed up to Amazon Prime…
Party Centre Media City
With aisles upon aisles of masks, trinkets, props and beyond, you’ll find all the right add-ons and costumes here. In fact, it’s the very shop we went to before heading fight a Power Ranger at the Middle East Film and Comic Con. One of the two below didn’t do one of the costumes justice, though…
Open Sat-Thu 9am-10pm, Fri2pm-10pm. Business Central Towers, Dubai Media City (04 453 3373).
This party supplier right in The Dubai Mall isn’t just for party supplies, as it boasts a few fancy dress costumes perfect for little ones and adults alike. If you happen to be shopping around The Dubai Mall anyway, you may as well pop in. Just try not to put on the costume and try scare all the other mallgoers.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 325 3443).