It’s the spoooookiest weekend of the year, HALLOWEEN is already coming – and there is SO MUCH going on.
Plenty of places are gearing up for ghoulish and ghostly events, and there’s going to be plenty of fun.
So, without further ado, here are some of the best and brightest parties in town, happening for Halloween weekend!
1. Spooktacular Pirates at Yas Waterworld
Yas Waterworld is going ALL OUT for Halloween, with a costume parade through the park on Friday, October 26. There’s an interactive pirate workshop for kiddies, with every participant getting a Pirates University diploma to take home, AND there’s a trick or treat wharf where you can fill up bags with lost jewels and candy that pirates have left behind!
2. Fiesta De Los Muertos
The fiesta of the dead is an annual party, at the 117 Live Arena, with Nick Jonas, The Mariachis and Hollaphonic all performing.
3. A treasure hunt at La Ville, City Walk
La Ville hotel at City Walk is turning into a giant escape room/mystery hunt. On October 31, for one night only, La Ville is partnering with Escape Hunt and it’s a mystery hunt all around the hotel. Spoooooky!
4. The Haunted Quarters at Lapita
Lapita hotel is turning into a haunted hotel, with nine rooms becoming spooky themed suites.
Between October 18 and November 2, you can stay in one of the rooms, with varying levels of scare, with rooms from Hotel Transylvania style spook, right up to SAW massacre rooms.
Rooms cost AED1,189 including brekky and access to the three theme parks and water park within Dubai Parks & Resorts.
Call 04 810 9999 for info and bookings.
5. NeoRun at Yas Marina Circuit
The NeoRun is BACK on November 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, and is going to be a cracker.
This UV-painted night-run has glow-sticks, DJs, GLO-zones, and an end-party to dance the night away. It’s open to everyone aged 10 years and up, and is AED200 per person on ticketmaster.ae.
6. A fancy dress party aboard the QE2
The QE2 is hosting a whole raft of events for Halloween, including a freaky Friday family brunch with spooky desserts, entertainment and kids play area PLUS there’s a prize for the best costumes – for both adults and children.
There’s also The Hollywood Horror Show at the QE2 Grand Lounge, which is a special dinner show, with dance acts, live music and a fancy dress theme – and an after party until the wee hours!
Brunch is on Friday, November 2.
The Hollywood Horror Show is happening on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2.
Check qe2.com/dining for deets.
7. House of Horrors at Smash Room
The Smash Room, Dubai’s favourite anger-management facility, is gearing up for a terrifying maze that you need to navigate to escape.
It will be filled with scary creatures, and you need to find a weapon and start smashing!
You’ll get a 10% discount if you come in costume too!
From Tuesday, October 23 until Saturday, November 3.
8. The Month of Strange at WAFI
WAFI mall is going all out for Halloween, with its Ripley’s Believe It or Not! installation that’s happening all throughout October and there’s more.
There’s a costume competition on October 26 & 27, where you can win some serious prizes, as well as a bash where there’s arts and crafts, face painting, games and more!
9. The House of Horrors quiz night
A special House of Horrors themed quiz night is happening especially for Halloween on October 31 at the Trophy Room in Fairmont Dubai on SZR.
There will be thousands of dirhams worth of prizes to be won included a costume competition!
From 7.30pm onwards.
Call 04 311 8316
10. Treats and classes at Tub of Butter
For an entire Halloween week, Tub Of Butter on SZR is dishing up Halloween themed goodies, as well as having a trick or treat bucket for the littlies AND master-cooking-classes for both children and adults, for Halloween-themed dishes!
Meanwhile, if you STILL want something to do, the Lovin Dubai Cruise is on EVERY Saturday – check it out NOW.