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Here's your complete guide to celebrating the spooky holiday in the UAE. Grab your coolest and scariest costumes to attend the best haunted parties around town.

We’ve rounded up the perfect Halloween events and treats that the UAE has to offer this tricky month.

Find out where you can buy your Halloween costumes here

First thing's first: Look the part:

Queens Beauty Lounge

Queens Beauty Lounge is celebrating Halloween by offering adults and children (under the age of 12 years) a special Halloween makeover. Adults can try any two services out of three, which include hair, nails and make up for just Dh150! 

Ladies can choose their spooktacular makeovers, including elaborate hair styles, scary makeup or creative nail art from a catalogue of supplied images or they can bring their own images to be replicated. Trust me, these makeup artists can handle it!

Certified makeup and hair people will recreate looks to complete the Halloween avatar and ensure a memorable night you won't forget.

Locations JLT and Marina Cost Dh150 for adults Timings From October 23 to 31 from 9am to 9pm Contact 04 4214267 (JLT) and 04 4279689 (Marina). 

Abu Dhabi


Hemingway’s

The in-house mixologist has prepared an exclusive beverage menu for the night complementing the Halloween theme, in addition to a fun Halloween-themed dinner menu.

Location Hilton Abu Dhabi Cost Dh130 Timings 7pm onwards Date October 31 Contact 02 6924247

Dubai


Foodie celebrations

360°

360° Dubai are throwing six nights of Halloween celebrations, with the thrills and chills kicking off this Thursday October 26. Everyone will get extra special treats during the 180° brunch, which includes unlimited house beverages and sharing platters of Pan-Asian nibbles such as dim sum, sushi as well as innovative bar snacks for All Hallows’ Eve.

Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel walkway Cost Dh295 per person Timings October 26 to October 31 Contact 04 4323232


Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

There will be a Friday Family Brunch, with haunted stories told, a Halloween themed culinary master class, ghostly decorations, plus a pile of delicious treats. Diners also get free entry into The Lost Chambers Aquarium.

Location Atlantis, The Palm Cost Dh195 per person including soft beverages, Dh295 per person including house beverages, Dh95 per child (aged 4 – 11), Children under the age of four dine for free Timings Friday, October 27 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 4262626


Burger & Lobster

A special Halloween menu will trick and treat you this October 31. Expect a unique dining experience with an exclusive Pumpkin Burger, Devil Burger and their The Hannibal Lobster Roll.

Location Burj Daman Building, Al Sa’ada St. Cost Dh89 for the Pumpkin Burger, Dh89 for the Devil Burger and Dh105 for the Hannibal Lobster Roll Timings October 31 from 12pm to 2am  Contact 04 5148838


Cocoville

An exclusive set of handmade chocolate brownies in letter forms are baked to feature spooky goodness. It's an amazing giveaway for Halloween. Offer is available for both dine-in and for deliveries.

Location Jumeirah 1, Dubai Cost Dh10 per slice, Dh16 for small brownie letters, Dh26 for Big Brownie Letters Timings Available until October 31 from 7.30am to 12am Contact 04 3389786


Clinton St. Baking Company

A special Halloween cake will be made that mirrors Clinton’s classic black and white cake, but with a holiday twist of orange. It will also be decorated with spiders! Other goodies include a pumpkin pie decorated in spider-web icing, mini cupcakes and a featured Halloween cake good for a group of eight.

Location Burj Views, Downtown, City Walk Cost Pumpkin pie - Dh180, Mini cupcakes - Dh8 each, and Halloween cake – Dh195 Timings October 24 to 31 from 8am to 12am Contact 04 4281331


Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Golfers and foodies alike are invited to enjoy a weekend of the festive Devilish Double Brunch. The one-off spookily themed Legends Halloween Brunch will take place this weekend, offering guests a special brunch.

Location Legends, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Cost Dh295 including soft beverages, Dh400 including house beverages, Dh450 including Sparkling, Dh95 for kids aged 7 to 12, Free for kids below 7 Timings Friday, October 27 from 12pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to 10.30pm Contact 04 2956000                  


Eggspectation

Celebrate the spooky season with a complimentary limited-edition Cocoa Waffle topped with a creamy orange mascarpone cheese dollop, and a finishing touch of salty-sweet caramel drizzle.

Location JBR, City Walk Cost Free for dining customers Timings October 29 to 31 from 7am to 12am Contact 04 4307252


Fairmont The Palm

Families and friends are invited to a mysterious unveiling on All Hallows Eve, where the resort will transform into a ‘Haunted Hotel’ with spooky activities to frighten the faint of hearts.

‘All Hallows Eve’ Family Afternoon Tea

Expect ghoulish delights, eerie sweet and savory treats and delicious candies. Prizes will also be given to the best outfits of the night.

Timings 3pm to 6pm Cost Dh95 for adults and Dh65 for children below 12 years

‘Eat, Drink and Be Scary’ at Flow Kitchen

There will be a themed International ‘Halloween Feast’ where children aged six years and younger dine for free.

Timings 6pm to 10.30pm Cost Dh355 per person inclusive of unlimited house beverages, or Dh185 per person for food only, and Children between six to 12 years receive a 50 per cent discount

Location Fairmont Palm Jumeirah Contact 04 4573457


Feast

On Tuesday, Halloween night, Feast will be transformed into a sinister space, complete with decorations including carved pumpkin heads. The rotund root vegetable will feature heavily on the menu – roasted, as soup and in sweet pumpkin pie.

Location Sheraton Grand Hotel, Shaikh Zayed Road, Dubai Cost Dh199 with soft drinks and Dh249 including house beverages Timings 6pm to 11pm, with beverage service until 1am Date October 31 Contact 04 503 4444


Kalea Restaurant

Cannibal Brunch attendees are encouraged to dress up in their most creative, mysterious and spooky costumes for this "dress-up" themed brunch that features a wicked international buffet feast.

Location Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts Cost Soft Beverage Package Dh240; House Beverage Package Dh340; and Kid's Package (4 to 12 years old) Dh120 Timings Friday, October 27 from 1pm to 5pm Contact 04 8109421


Maxx Music Bar

Get your Halloween costumes ready. The outlet has got a whole lot of terrifying ‘Tricks and Treats’ lined up for the most haunted of nights.

Location City Max Hotel Al Barsha Cost Dh199 with 8 beverages and a food platter Timings October 21 to 31 from 9pm to 11pm Contact 050 1007046


Ronda Locatelli

Celebrate Halloween with the family with a Saturday brunch at Ronda's. The little ghouls will be invited to paint their own monster-piece and make petrifying pizzas, while enjoying the haunting tricks of a monstrous magician.

Location Atlantis, The Palm Cost Dh195 including soft beverages, Dh295 including house beverages, Children under the age of 11 dine for free Timings Saturday, October 28 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 4262626


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Dubai, will be taking you back in time to 1965 for a Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner set in the original Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in old New Orleans. You'll be invited to solve the mystery whilst enjoying a four-course classic feast.

Location The Address Dubai Marina Cost Dh450 per person Timings Tuesday, October 31 from 6pm to 11pm Contact 04 4549538


Saffron

Enjoy the spookiest Halloween Brunch in costumes where the best outfits will be rewarded with gruesome gifts from Halloween favourites including Freddy Krueger, Hellraiser’s Pinhead and Jason Voorhees.

Location Atlantis, The Palm Cost Dh535 per person aged 21 years and above, advanced bookings strongly advised Timings Friday, October 27 from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 4262626 


Sass' Cafe

Tables will be swept away and the lights dimmed as restaurant will be offering its signature beverages and a delectable a la carte menu with the flavours of the South of France; all served up with a special Halloween flair.

Location Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC Timings Monday, October 30 from 8pm onwards Contact 04 3527722


Sho Cho

This Halloween, celebrate with a ghostly get-together at Sho Cho, with their in-house artists who will take you back to 80’s with DJ Monoi spinning the deck to the best retro music in town!

Location Dubai Marine beach resort and Spa Cost Exclusive happy hour between 6 to 9pm at Dh30 on selected beverages Timings Daily until November 1 from 6pm to 3am Contact 04 3461111


Treehouse

Expect custom Halloween-themed beverages, pumpkins, cobwebs and a whole array of scary tricks and treats! With scary good Halloween bites and DJ Tayllor mixing up wicked horror movie soundtracks, guests will be in for a night to remember. Tricks and treats on offer.

Location Taj Dubai, Business Bay Cost Halloween Nibbles Dh31 each, Themed beverages for Dh41 each Timings October 31 from 7pm to 2am Contact 04 4383100 


Tribeca

This year Tribeca is throwing the ultimate Chainsaw Massacre Halloween party along with their famous ladies night. The whole venue will be transformed to a spooky dungeon. Prizes for the best dressed will include a three-course meal for four people.

Location JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR Cost Free entry Timings October 31 from 8pm to 11.30pm Contact 050 3456067


Halloween parties and events

Bongo's Bingo Halloween Special at ON42

It’s another crazy party with prizes like Henry the Hoover, a box of Coco Pops and a cardboard cutout of Sir David Attenborough. It’s a Halloween party filled with dancing on tables, old school classics and a few rounds of bingo.

Location ON42 at Media One Hotel Cost Tickets are at Dh150 per person Timing 8pm Date October 27 


Couqley

The cosy French bistro in JLT is hosting a Family Fun Friday on Friday October 28 with a Halloween theme. Adults and kids can attend in their most creative Halloween costumes and the best ones will get cool prizes.

Location JLT Timings October 28 from 1pm to 3pm Contact 04 5149339


Nasimi Beach

The beach club will be transformed into a midnight freak show, featuring creepy circus acts, carnival freaks, sideshows and clowns to rival Pennywise. Upon arrival, guests will enter an abandoned carnival, teaming with eerie performers and spine chilling clowns, but beware of 'the sad clown', who will be lurking in the shadows passing out magic beverage cards from under his hat, which partygoers can then swap for complimentary beverages at the bar.

Dress Code: Deadly scary (sharp or dangerous items will not be permitted)

Location Atlantis, The Palm Cost Early bird tickets are on sale for Dh100 and can be purchased online at www.platinumlist.net. Tickets at the door are Dh150, ladies free before 9pm Timings October 26 from 7pm to 3am Contact 055 2004321


Lapita Hotel

Experience the Haunted Mu Cluster, a haunted house-themed Halloween stay package. One guest room building will be converted into a haunted house, with a spine-tingling haunted house experience. Staff will be dressing up in eerie costumes and frightening guests throughout the night.

Location Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts Cost Dh825 per room per night including in-room breakfast Dates October 26 to 31 Contact 04 8109999


The Black Lion

The Halloween night will play homage to two of Hip Hop’s most iconic artists and one of the industry’s biggest rivalries, Tupac and Biggie with DJ Somalie playing the two artists’ greatest hits back to back. There’s a free prize for the best dressed.

Location Ground floor, H Hotel Dubai (Shaikh Zayed Road) Timings 8pm to 12am Date October 26 Contact 04 359 2366


The Lost Chambers Aquarium

There will be Halloween dance performances, photo ops and a sea of sweet treats. Ultimate Snorkel experiences and fish tales tours will also be awarded to those in the best costumes.

Location Atlantis, The Palm Cost Prices at the door start from Dh120 per adult and Dh90 per child, Under 12's in costume enter free with each paying adult. Pre-purchase your ticket online at https://www.atlantisthepalm.com/special-offers/halloween and save Dh20. Timings 7pm to 9pm Date Saturday, October 28


XDubai Skatepark

On it’s very first Halloween bash, XDubai’s skatepark will be haunted with a host of happenings including a skate trick showcase, costume throw-down, big prizes, food trucks, special merchandise deals at the XShop and more.

Location Kite Beach Cost Tickets for XGrounders (members) are Dh25 while tickets for spooky skaters who are not yet members, and all accompanying family members, will be Dh35 per person Date Friday, October 27 Contact 04 3244555


Malls and Services:

Al-Futtaim ACE

The Al-Futtaim ACE Halloween collection features a great range of products including exclusive costumes, spooky décor, party wear and accessories.

Locations Dubai Festival City and Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai, Yas Island, Mina Road and Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi and Bawadi Mall in Al Ain Cost Items start at Dh59 Timings 9am to 9pm Date From October 1


WAFI’s Halloween Bash

This Halloween, WAFI is bringing to people of all ages a variety of activities such as storytelling, trick or treat, arts and crafts and much more. Little visitors can dress up in their scariest costumes along with the grownups to enjoy the party and win prizes worth Dh1,000 each.

Location Wafi Mall, Shaikh Rashid Road Cost Free Timings October 27 and 28 from 2pm to 9pm Contact 04 3244555