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Hip hangouts: Halloween party picks in Dubai

Scene selects where to spend the spookiest day of the year

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From left: Barasti, Cavalli, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Allure by Cipriani.

Spooky Brunch at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Why go?

1. The spooky brunch will be serving up Halloween-themed treats, with a vast selection of pumpkin dishes and a creepy drinks menu, including Bloody Marys, natch.

2. In true Halloween style, the entire – and very grand restaurant – has been transformed into a haunted house, so expect creaking doors and spider webs aplenty as you’re tucking into your pumpkin pie.

3. If you go all out and dress up you could win a free brunch, as the hotel will be giving a complementary Friday session to the guest with the best costume. Great motivation to dig out your spookiest dress and go all out. Cost Dh275 with soft drinks, Dh395 with
house beverages, Dh550 with bubbles

Imperium, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah | 1pm-4pm, Friday November 2 |
04 453 0444

Fancy dress ball at Barasti

Get to Barasti for a whole day of Halloween fun. Start by chilling on the beach – for free – and then whip out your costume for the evening, when Andy Warburton from Hed Kandi will be providing the tunes. It’ll be a day of sun, sea and spooks. Cost Free entry all day

Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi | 11am-3am, Friday November 2 | 04 318 1313|

Family-friendly trick-or-treats at West 14th and Marina Beach Lounge

For a perfect family way to enjoy the creepiest day of the year, gather your peeps and head to West 14th, where you’ll find the New York-style steakhouse transformed into a spooky enclave with pumpkins, skeletons, spiders and even a few ghosts roaming around. There will be trick-or-treating for the kids and a bouncy castle to keep them busy. There'll also be prizes for the best-dressed person, couple and child and live music from the always excellent in-house bands. Cost Free entry all night.

Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah | 6pm-midnight, Thursday November 1 | 04 447 7601

A creepy masquerade ball

Enjoy a ladies’ night with a haunted twist this week at classic fave Healey's, where the first nine tables of masked girls will receive a free bottle of bubbles. But don’t fear if you miss out as there will be three free glasses for all ladies until 11pm. The best-dressed lady will win a fabulous five-course dinner for two at the lavish Cavendish, and resident DJ John Hayes will be on hand with Halloweenthemed tunes, so brush up on your Thriller moves, people. Cost Free entry

Healey's Bar & Terrace, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers | 8pm-11pm, Wednesday October 31 | 04 356 0574

Angels and demons party at Cavalli

Go all-out glam this Halloween at Cavalli’s Angels and Demons ball. Expect full-on extravagance from the club (which has recently been added to the World’s Finest Clubs list). There will be flowing bubbles, special cocktails and mini fireworks (wow!) lighting up the throbbing dance floor. Cost Free entry

Cavalli, The Fairmont, Shaikh Zayed Road | 8pm-2am, Wednesday October 31 | 800 228 2554

Halloween themed ladies' night at Allure by Cipriani

Now that the popular Abu Dhabi club has reopened make sure you hit up their Halloween costume party as there will be prizes for the best dressed, and spooky tunes played all night long. Plus, it’s out on the ultra-luxe terrace, so you’ll be able to enjoy the wonderful Yas Island views as you party to a soundtrack courtesy of DJ Trix, Soulninja and Paul SKN-Bark. Cost Free entry

Allure By Cipriani, Yas Island | 11pm-3am, Wednesday October 31 |