Get your freak on! Halloween parties in Dubai
The scariest night of the year is creeping towards us with its fangs exposed, as a string of spooky parties hope to lure you in…
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29
BOUNCE After Dark, Spooktacular
Dubai’s largest trampoline park has been decked out for a scarefest like no other, with DJ Kabbo and DJ Sunny spinning spine-chilling R&B and hip-hop all night long. Alongside a huge sound system and special effects, BOUNCE will be dressed to the nines in appropriate Halloween décor, including spiders, ghosts, skeletons, gore and more.
BOUNCE Middle East, Building #32, 4B Street, Al Quoz, Dubai. 10am to 12am. Dhs80 per hour. Tel: (04) 3210400. bounce.ae
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30
Disturbia at Cirque le Soir
Dubai’s circus-themed club is back with a new theme for Halloween that’s sure to live up to its name. In what promises to be a haunting experience, venture down to Cirque to see what the performers have conjured up in a night that’s not for the faint of heart.
October 30 and 31
Cirque le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 10.30pm to 3am, free. Tel: (04) 3324900. cirquelesoir.com
Halloween at Toro Toro
Aside from a host of flavoursome plates from the la carte menu, diners can expect a spine-tingling soiree as Toro Toro is transformed into a ‘haunted nightmare’. Tuck into sea bass tartare infused with mango, coconut and lime, or the delicious risotto de lemo with beef tenderloin, soy sauce and parmesan cheese, while sipping on several creepy cocktails. We love the sound of the Magia Negra, which comes served in a mini pumpkin alongside fresh whipped cream.
Toro Toro, Grosvenor House, Tower 2, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai. Thurs and Fri 8pm to 2am. Fri Brunch 12.30pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 3176000. torotoro-dubai.com
Full Moon Desert Drumming
Join in with Dubai’s drumming community, whether you’re an absolute novice or considered bongo brilliance. Soak up the energy of the desert in a night that’ll include drumming (obviously), belly dancing, camel rides, sand boarding, shisha, BBQ, tea, coffee and children’s entertainment. Transport is provided from the desert’s edge to the camp.
Gulf Ventures Desert Camp, Dubai, 6pm till midnight. Dhs250 for adults, Dhs100 for kids. Tel: (056) 7442129. dubaidrums.com
Halloween Brunch at Movenpick JLT
A family friendly brunch with a dedicated children’s area and children’s discounts can be found at nosh restaurant, whilst those looking for more of a party can head over to UBK for a BBQ themed brunch, complete with live entertainment and drink deals.
nosh, Movenpick Hotel, JLT, Cluster A, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Prices start from Dhs205. Tel: (04) 4380000. movenpick.com
UBK, Movenpick Hotel, JLT, Cluster A, Dubai, 12.30pm to 6.30pm. Prices start from Dhs125. Tel: (04) 4380000. movenpick.com
Halloween extravaganze at Al Bahou
Head down to Al Bahou in full Halloween garb to enjoy their huge selection of Halloween themed food and cocktails, including specials such as ‘Draught of Living Death’, ‘Dracula’s Kiss’ and the ‘Brain Haemmorhage’. There’ll also be kid’s entertainment, facepainting, scary movies, and the chance for costume-goers to win a Friday brunch for four.
Al Bahou, Movenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta Gate, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm. Prices start from Dhs295. Tel: (04) 4445473. movenpick.com
Halloween day Family fun brunch at the Radisson
Set to host a real Friday feast, the Radisson will be laying out over 200 dishes for you to try, accompanied by children’s activities for the little ones. There’ll also be a kid’s costume competition, facepainting, and a clown creating balloon animals. Kids below 12 eat free.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira Creek, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm. Dhs149. Tel: (04) 2057031. radissonblu.com
Werewolves of London at Trader Vic’s
Traders are celebrating Halloween by transforming their venues into a werewolf’s playground for their ‘Werewolves of London’ night. With drinks promotions galore, tidbits and more guests are encouraged to join the staff in dressing up for the occasion. There’ll also be a competition for the best dressed, so make sure to put some effort in.
Trader Vic’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, noon till 1.30am, October 30 and 31. Tel: (04) 3665646. tradervicsmadinat.com
SATURDAY OCTOBER 31
RETUNE at Conrad Dubai
This all day celebration at the Purobeach Urban Oasis promises a smoky pool, pyrotechnics, face painting, and all the Halloween décor you could ever wish for. Resident DJ Enjie will be there to provide the tunes, accompanied by special guests TommyGun, Benyamin and SAM B.
Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 11am to 11pm. Dhs175. Tel: (04) 4447111. conraddubai.com
Garden of Sin at Vii Dubai
Inspired by the seven deadly sins, Vii Dubai will be serving custom-made beverages for the occasion including Violet Pride, Green Envy, Orange Gluttony, Blue Lust, Red Anger, Yellow Greed and Light Blue Sloth. There’ll also be on-site make-up artists to Halloween-up your face.
Vii Dubai, Conrad Dubai, Trade Centre Area, Dubai, 8pm till late. Tel: (050) 1696777. viidubai.com
Halloween Thriller Party at Four Seasons Resort Dubai
Have a classy Halloween at this gorgeous rooftop lounge in the Four Seasons. Expect ghoulish live acts, special guests DJs and don’t forget to go all out with your costume – you could stand a chance to win a bottle of champagne.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 10pm to 2am. Dhs150 (includes one drink) Tel: (04) 2707804. fourseasons.com/dubaijb