What’s On previews all the best Halloween parties in Abu Dhabi, from Eight, O1NE, Aloft, Le Royal Meridien, St Regis, Hemingway’s, Porters and Iris.

This recently re-opened bar in Souk Qaryat Al Beri wants you – to dress like a creature from your favourite movies. So if you have a killer Dracula outfit or Darth Vader’s helmet gathering dust in your wardrobe, this is the bash for you. Prizes will be given out at the end of the night for the best outfits.

Eight, Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31. Tel: (050) 1446662. Taxi: Souk Qaryat Al Beri. facebook.com/EightAbuDhabi

See that evil looking doll’s head in the picture above? He’s part of the Yas Island nightclub’s haunted toyshop-themed party, taking place on Oct 31. We’re told the live entertainment on the night will also see freaky dolls coming to life. The music, a mixture of not so spooky house, hip hop and urban, will be supplied by the resident DJs.

O1NE, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 11pm to 4am. Tel: (052) 788 8111. Taxi: O1NE, Yas Island. reservations@o1neyasisland.com 

O1NE, Yas Island Halloween details

Aloft Abu Dhabi
Halloween takes place in a pool at Aloft Abu Dhabi this year, with DJs JoseRC, Chadphunk and What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2014-winner Natalie Brogan on the decks. Costumes and swimwear are required on the night.

Aloft Abu Dhabi, Al Safraat, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, 7pm to 3am, Dhs150 (gents), ladies free. Tel: (02) 6545193. Taxi: Aloft Abu Dhabi, near ADNEC. aloftabudhabi.com

The Little Gym
This recently opened activity centre at Nation Towers is hosting an Open House Costume Party to celebrate Halloween. Kids should turn up in fancy dress and the best costume wins a prize. Healthy snacks are available for kids and hot drinks for parents.

Nation Towers, Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, Oct 30, 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Tel: (02) 6816663. Taxi: Nation Towers. thelittlegym.com

Park Rotana
The hotel next to twofour54 is hosting a Halloween brunch, featuring face painting, pumpkin carving and prizes for the best costumes.

Park Rotana, Al Maqtaa, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, 12pm to 4pm, Dhs125 (soft drinks), 160 (house wines and spirits), 195 (premium wines and spirits). Tel: (02) 6573333. rotana.com

Le Royal Meridien
You can choose from two Halloween brunches here: one at the all-day dining restaurant Café Palmier and another at Irish pub PJ O’Reilly’s. There’s live music at the pub, and face painters at Palmier.

Le Royal Meridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (grape and hops), 399 (grape, hops, bubbles). Tel: (02) 674 2020. Taxi: Le Royal Meridien. leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com

Head to Yas Marina for A Dark Affair, Iris’s Venetian Masquerade evoking the spirit of Phantom of the Opera and Lady Gaga. Masks are essential on the night.

Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, 6pm to 3am. Tel: (055) 1605636. Taxi: Yas Marina. irisabudhabi.com

Iris Yas Island Halloween details

The pub in the Hilton, which recently won the Favourite Pub Grub trophy at the What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2014, is offering a three-course set menu costing Dhs185 per person, plus free cocktails for ladies between 7pm and 9pm for two nights at the end of the month. Halloween costumes are essential!

Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, Oct 30 to 31, noon to 1.45am, Dhs185 for the a la carte menu. Tel: (02) 6811900. Taxi: Hilton Corniche.

St Regis Abu Dhabi
The hotel recently launched a new Bloody Mary Brunch for Fridays, but it is also celebrating Halloween a day earlier at its weekly Crazy at Crystal Lounge event. Mary BLOODY Mary is the name of the evening and the hotel will be giving out prizes for the best costumes, and there’s also prizes up for grabs if you think you’re an expert at carving a pumpkin (but make sure you bring your own). So what costume should you wear? This night is all about movie characters. There’s cocktails and canapés included in the price.

St Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, Oct 30, 7pm to 9pm, Dhs175. Tel: (02) 6944444. Taxi: St Regis Nation Towers. stregisabudhabi.com

Beach Rotana
The hotel’s French-Polynesian outlet Trader Vic’s is celebrating Halloween with a live band, a spooky-themed menu, party games, and a Dhs500 voucher for the best-dressed guest.

Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, 4pm to 1.30am. Tel: (02) 6979011. Taxi: Beach Rotana. rotana.com

Halloween at Beach Rotana

My First Gym
This activity centre and gym for little terrors is holding three parties in one day, on October 30th, aimed at kids under 3.5 years, 3.5 years and above, and a final bash at 6pm for all ages. There will be games, rides, songs and dancing, plus prizes for the best spooky outfits.

My First Gym, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, Oct 30, 4pm to 5pm, 5pm to 6pm, 6pm to 7pm. Tel: (02) 4443560. Taxi: Delma Street, opposite Zayed Educational Camp. myfirstgymuae.com

Dusit Thani
Abu Dhabi’s Thai hotel is hosting a Halloween brunch in its all-day dining restaurant Urban Kitchen, featuring spiders, ghosts and carved pumpkins, but, of course, thankfully not in the food. The buffet features chicken soup, jack O Lantern cheeseburger pie, Tex Mex dishes and lasagna, and the spookily named Vampire Bite cocktails.

Dusit Thani, Al Ittihad, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs199. Tel: (02) 6988137. Taxi: Dusit Thani. dusit.com

Al Ain Rotana
The hotel’s Moodz Lounge Bar is where the Al Ain Rotana is holding its Halloween party, with two drinks included in the cover price and prizes for the scariest costumes given out on the night.

Al Ain Rotana, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, Dhs100. Tel: (03) 7545111. Taxi: Al Ain Rotana. rotana.com

Al Ain Rotana Halloween details

The pub in the Grand Millennium Al Wahda is offering a free drink if you can scare the staff with your fancy dress costume. There are also special prices on beverages throughout the night.

Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31. Tel: (02) 4953936. Taxi: Grand Millennium. millenniumhotels.ae

Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Watch out! Ghosts and ghouls are invading Abu Dhabi Golf Club this Halloween. There will be poolside entertainment for kids including a bouncy castle, pumpkin carving, a water slide and more.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, Oct 30, 4pm to 9pm, call for prices. Tel: (02) 5588990. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Golf Club. adgolfclub.com

Holiday Inn
The Silk Route Café, the hotel’s all-day dining outlet, is the venue for the Freaky Friday Brunch, which will feature a specially themed menu and a kids’ zone, which we’re told will be looked after by Chucky (which if it’s the same Chucky from the Child’s Play movies, might not be the best idea after all). There will be prizes for the most scarily dressed brunchers.

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Al Reehan, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs139 (soft drinks package), Dhs179 (unlimited hops and bubbly), kids under six eat for free. Tel: (02) 6574856. Taxi: Holiday Inn, Airport Road. ihg.com

Yas Rotana
Head to Y Bar in fancy dress for a selection of cocktails and other beverages priced only at Dhs15. There will be a photobooth with props to muck about in between 8pm and 11pm. Once again, guests with the scariest costumes win prizes.

Yas Rotana, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Oct 31, from 7pm. Tel: (02) 6564000. Taxi: Yas Rotana. rotana.com

Saadiyat Beach Club
Halloween on Saadiyat Island is called Yelloween this year. The reason? Saadiyat Beach Club will be giving all guests a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne on arrival, and bottles of the bubbly are half-price throughout the night. The dresscode? Glam up for a night of masquerade-style shenanighans.

Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Oct 30, free entry. Tel: (02) 6563500. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Club. saadiyatbeachclub.ae