Although Halloween is not really an integral part of the Middle Eastern culture, it is a very popular occasion here in Dubai. The city of Dubai as we all know, is a great melting pot of cultures with a large number of expats from around the globe making this their home. In Dubai, Halloween is celebrated by people of different religions and cultures. Here, it’s not about religion or belief, instead Halloween in Dubai is symbolic of Dubai’s multicultural identity. If you visit any of the popular expatriate communities in Dubai, like the Emirates Living, Arabian Ranches, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah, Uptown Mirdiff or Green Community on a Halloween night, you’ll find a carnival like festivity on the streets.
In Dubai, there’s never a shortage of Halloween activities for families. If you’re looking forward to having loads of spooky fun with your kids this Halloween, here’s a round-up of some spooktacular parties and brunches happening this year:
Fun City Spookfest
This year, Spookfest will take place across all Fun City, Fun Works, Fun Ville and Fun Block outlets on Saturday, 29th of October 2016! The fun begins at 6pm and will go on until 8pm. The night will be filled with Spooky activities and games with kids dressed up as their favorite characters.
Date : Saturday, 29th October 2016
Time : 6pm – 8 pm
Registration : Registration form available in all stores
Age Group : 3 – 9 years old
Funky Monkeys Halloween Party
Dubai Ice Rink Halloween Themed Foam Party
This Halloween, Dubai Ice Rink are having a very special Halloween Themed Foam Party where Kids can have a unique ice skating experience in the ice rink filled with foam! Bring your kids in their Halloween costume and stand a chance to WIN awesome prizes and enjoy a Foam Party like no other!
Tickets: AED 100
Family Fun Day at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Set within the grounds of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, ‘Halloween Family Fun Day’ promises a family dedicated event, bursting with activities to entertain all ages. Let the children jump the day away on the bouncy castle, make friends with Sinbad’s Kids Club characters, participate in a range of sports games, discover hidden treasures and indulge in an all-inclusive feast of food served from live cooking stations.
When: 29 October at 12:00–17:00
AED 295 per adult, inclusive of soft beverages and unlimited cuisine
AED 150 per child between the of 7 and 12 inclusive of soft beverages and unlimited cuisine
Children aged 7 years old and below can attend with our compliments
Cheeky Monkeys costume party
Cheeky Monkeys will be hosting their annual Trick or Treat Halloween Costume Party on 27th and 28th October. Kids can collect awesome treats, play games and explore our Haunted house at AED125 per child.
When : Oct 27 & 28
Umm Suqeim 4pm-7pm
They also have a Special Toddler Party from 10am to 12pm at Al Barsha & JBR.
Spooky Halloween Brunch at Gaucho Dubai
Gaucho Dubai celebrates this ghostly time of year with a ‘Day of the Dead’ inspired theme paired with mouth-watering signature dishes and a spooktacular drinks menu. From ears and eyeballs in your dessert to cackles in your cocktail, there’s a lot to tuck in at their fully decked out venue filled with creepy crawlies and supernatural horrors. Gaucho Dubai will also be awarding a special prize to the most hauntingly dressed guest and staff member!
WHEN: October 28th 12 – 3:30pm
WHERE: Gaucho Dubai, DIFC
For reservations or enquiries call +971 4 422 7898
KIDS HQ Halloween Party
Kids HQ on Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha, will host a spooky evening featuring an awesome Costume Show with prizes for the BEST costumes, Halloween themed Face-Painting, Photo Booth, ghostly Arts & Crafts, a CANDY buffet, Magical Music Box Show and more!
When :27th OCTOBER, 4pm – 7pm
AGE: 2 – 6 years old
100AED / Child
Where to buy Halloween Costumes in Dubai
Finding the Halloween costumes and accessories is not really a problem in Dubai. From eerie looking accessories to strange home decorations, candies and costumes, most big and small retail outlets in Dubai keep a large variety of Halloween collection. Costumes for both children and adults can be found at retail outlets like Carrefour, Geant, Spinneys, ACE and Park N Shop.
You can also find some interesting stuff at Toys R Us, The Toy Store, Daiso and Hamleys. Dragon Mart on Hatta Road is also a popular place for bargain buys, especially if you need to pick up accessories in large numbers for a Halloween party.
Most clubs, hotels and play areas in Dubai also host special Halloween events. Halloween in Dubai is indeed a great time to enjoy and have some spooky fun with family and friends.
Here are some latest pictures of what’s on sale around town this year: