Halloween in Abu Dhabi
What’s On has details on where to celebrate Halloween, from parties, pubs, fun runs to specially themed markets in the capital this weekend.
Thursday, October 29
Run for your life at the inaugural five-kilometre Neorun in Zayed Sports City. The fun run will see runners race down a “spooky pathway” and be splashed with neon paint throughout the course.
Zayed Sports City, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, Dhs165. Tel: (02) 5570344. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. neorun.com
Boogie Box at Up and Below
Head to the rooftop of Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Center for this Halloween party. The space will be transformed into a haunted nightmare – full of spiders, gore and more. DJs Hassan Alwan, Tristan Girault and Shadi Megalla will be on the decks and fancy dress is a must.
Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre, Hamdan St, Abu Dhabi, 9pm to 3am, free entry. Tel: (02) 6982222. Taxi: Marriot Courtyard, World Trade Center Mall. diningatcourtyardmarriottabudhabi.com
Pirates of Saadiyat Island
Move over Johnny Depp, Turquoiz is putting on its very own Pirates of Saadiyat Island beach party. With live music from DJ Chad Phunk, there will also be Halloween-inspired drinks on offers and prizes for best costumes.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs250 per person, 10pm to 1am. Tel: (02) 4988888. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat Island. turquoizabudhabi.com
Friday, October 30
Halofteen Pool Party
Dare to dip? Head down to Aloft Abu Dhabi for the final pool party of the season this Friday with a spooky twist. There’ll be zombies, ghosts and more.
Aloft Abu Dhabi, Adnec, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, 8pm to 3am, Dhs150 for men, free entrance for ladies. Tel: (02) 6545000. Taxi: Adnec. aloftabudhabi.com
Sinister Circus on Saadiyat
Revival night at People by Crystal Abu Dhabi takes on a terrifying twist, with a specially themed “Sinister Circus.” That means creepy clowns, people! DJ Saif and Sound will be playing tracks until the early hours of the morning.
People By Crystal, The Collection at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 11pm. Tel: (050) 8269698. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat Island. facebook.com/PeoplebycrystalAbuDhabi
Saturday, October 31
Shop at an outdoor Halloween Market
If shopping is your worst nightmare, then this frightful day out isn’t one for you. For everyone else, however, fashion collective La Loupe is hosting a Halloween themed one-day pop up shop featuring over 60 homegrown vendors and brands from the UAE. Dress up the kids and they can trick-or-treat while you shop for a variety of goods from vendors such as Arredo Casa Mia, Mayar Deesign and Hello Tinkymoo. The market will also have food stalls, music, kids activities and more.
La Loupe Pop-up, Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 11am to 6pm, free entrance. Tel: (050) 1118754. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves Promenade. facebook.com/laloupeauh
Creep out at Cooper’s
Put on some fancy dress to celebrate Halloween at this party at Cooper’s pub. DJ Shane Patrick will be providing the tunes to help you move and best-dressed gets a prize.
Park Rotana, Al Matar, Abu Dhabi, Dhs100, ladies free. Tel: (02) 6573333. Taxi: Near Khalifa Park. rotana.com