Take your pick from these hair-raising events taking place in Dubai for Halloween this year
17 October 2019| Last updated on 17 October 2019
Halloween is just around the corner...
The spooky celebration continues to be a popular occasion in Dubai. As the weather slowly transitions from summer to autumn, residents are welcoming the change in season along with Halloween; creepy decorations and goodies could be found in stores across the city as early as September. What's more, there are a number of events this year with something for everyone.
Some are perfect for a ghoulish night out with your girlfriends, while others are more family-oriented.
Left your costume until the last minute? We know the best places in town to find costumes that will get you looking spooky in no time. If you don't have the time to travel to costume shops or you're looking for something different, we've got your back with Amazon's top Halloween looks for 2019.
Once you've picked your outfit, celebrate Halloween in Dubai with our guide to freaky festivals, bone-chilling brunches, petrifying pop-ups, and more.
A horrifying, haunted take on the classic circus we know and love, Easy Tiger is celebrating their new venue with a Halloween Circus. Entry is FREE, special deals will be available on food and drinks all night, and there will be a prize for the best costume.
When: October 31 - 8 PM onwards
Location: Al Ain Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi
IMG Worlds of Adventure Festival of Fright
A perfect Halloween night out for the whole family - dress up and get ready to enjoy Dubai's biggest indoor Halloween family event. Steal a special discount on your park access below.
Chilling brunch at a 5-star hotel
Dine this Halloween at the lavish 5-star Emirates Grand Hotel where you can treat yourself to a selection of Oriental, Continental, and Fusion specialties, live cooking stations, and desserts. Kids will love the children's buffet (Casper's Delicacies), chocolate fountain, vampire-inspired welcome juices, play area, and the costume and dance competition. You'll also receive complimentary pool access.
Creepy Halloween buffet
No trick, all treats. Arjaan by Rotana is celebrating this year with a thematic setup and a delicious dinner buffet at Cilantro. On top of a mouth-watering international and Arab menu with appetisers, main dishes, and desserts to die for, guests will also receive a special Halloween drink. Bring the kids along for the Trick or Treat session, games, and a scary painting competition.
Scream in a haunted attraction
Experience the spine-chilling and petrifying journey at Hysteria Haunted Attraction in The Dubai Mall. Guests, beware - you'll be taken on a journey through your darkest nightmares and deepest fears as you make your way through the dimly lit rooms and dark corridors of a frightening mansion.
Ghostly gathering for children
The little ones will be in for a spooktacular Halloween in this haunted jungle. For two hours, kids can laugh and scream within a unique, safe, and interactive environment. Activities include themed games, a Trick or Treat parade, dancing, Halloween snacks, face painting, and more.
Halloween dinner at a 5-star hotel
You can indulge in either a Halloween brunch or dinner at the 5-star Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Deira Creek. The family-friendly brunch lets you pick from over 200 dishes from 8 restaurants, enjoy a freaky photo booth, let the kids roam the play area, and win big prizes when you dress up in your scariest costumes.
The dinner comes with delicious live stations and desserts.
Haunt the Dubai harbours at a mega yacht party
Tired of celebrating on dry land? Board a haunted ship at the Candypants Halloween Mega Yacht party. Sail for four hours while delighting on a spread of themed food and beverages, dancing to a special Halloween setlist from local DJs. Tickets start from AED 349.
Location: Candypants Yacht, Pier 7, Dubai Marina
When: October 31 at 10 PM - 2 AM
Outdoor Halloween bash
This year, The Westin Abu Dhabi's sprawling Bavarian Garden will transform into an epic Halloween party for guests aged 21 and above. In addition to a live band and heaps of themed food and drinks, guests can win special prizes for the best costume of the night. Entry to the event is FREE.
When: October 31 at 5 PM - 1:30 AM
Location: Westin Events Lawn, The Westin Abu Dhabi
Grab a crazy Halloween treat
Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, Black Tap Halloween-inspired Crazy Shake stays true to its name. The special concoction comes with a chocolate base, vanilla-frosted rim, traditional candy corn, topped with orange rock candy, whipped cream, a chocolate spiderweb cupcake, orange and white lollipop, chocolate drizzle, and orange sprinkles.
This delectable monster will be available at Black Tap between October 30 and November 3.
Photo credit: Black Tap
Horror quiz night
If you're looking for after-work, weekend Halloween fun, Publique Dubai is hosting horror-themed quizzes throughout October. Ideal for horror geeks, pop culture enthusiasts, or just for a great night out.
October 16 focuses on supernatural questions. October 23 will follow the Conjuring, The Ring, and Insidious. October 30 is the Slasher Hallow's Eve quiz night. To join their quiz night, a minimum spend of AED 100 on food or drinks is required.
When: 8 PM - 10 PM
Where: Publique Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Tricky treats at a gorgeous teahouse
One of the most Instagrammable spots in town, the delicate, pastel pink Tania's Teahouse will be celebrating this year's spooky festivities with a selection of sweet Halloween sugar cookies, cupcakes, and the classic pumpkin spiced latte - with an Indian spice twist.
When: Sunday - Thursday (8 AM - 10 PM-), Friday - Saturday (9 AM - 10 PM) until October 31.
Photo credit: Tania's Teahouse
Book an appointment at a horrifying hospital
Channeling American Horror Story vibes, the Dubai Marina's Hideout will become a Hospital of Hell for Halloween, with frightening characters include a "Demented Doctor" who promises to make guests' nightmares a reality. There will be a costume competition with prizes to be won and a sumptuous brunch between 8 PM and 11 PM. Tickets are at AED 300.
When: October 31 ar 7 PM to 4 AM
Where: Hideout Dubai, Marina Byblos, Dubai Marina