Get those Halloween costumes ready mama, as we’ve rounded up the best Halloween events to take your family of ghouls to this October… From brunches to spooky play dates and trick or treat fests – broomsticks at the ready!
Things are getting spooky at Fairytales, located at Town Centre Jumeirah, where a fun-filled Halloween party will be in full swing for an entire weekend! The place will transform into a spooky land on both Friday, 28 October and Saturday, 29 October, giving you the flexibility to pop in whenever is convenient – and don’t worry if your little pumpkins are very little Mamas, as Fairytales are ensuring all the decorations are fun and friendly so the smallest guests aren’t spooked! So what can your little monsters expect when they arrive? There will be lots of fun organised with eery games, ghoulish activities, frightening face painting, and spooky storytelling – and that’s not to mention all the fun promised in the brilliant soft play zone, of course. It’s going to be spook-tacular!
From 50 AED (regular entry to the soft play zone) – or opt for Spooky Package at 80 AED for 2 hours and 100 AED for a full day (which also includes face painting). Friday, 28 October and Saturday, 29 October, 10am-10pm. Fairytales, Town Centre Jumeirah, www.fairytales.ae
Ideal for some frighteningly good fun for little and big monsters alike, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar will be holding a beastly family brunch on Friday, 28 October that’ll not only include scary stories and face-painting, ghostly decorations and a stash of delicious treats but also some scarily good food! AND little devils will also get FREE entry into The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Perfect.
AED 95 per child and AED 335 per adult with selected house beverages. Price includes free kids entry into the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Friday, 28 October, 12.30pm – 4pm. Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Atlantis The Palm Jumeirah.
Advance booking recommended: tel: +971 (0) 4 426 2626
Taking place at Caboodle City Walk, your little pumpkins will be taken on a fun-filled tour of the mall for some trick-or-treat fun, gathering treats and surprises from various stores on the way! Back at Caboodle, there will be a Halloween face painting station and mask-making craft station – and lots of fun in the indoor play area too, of course!
99 AED per child. Friday, 28 October, 4-9pm. Caboodle City Walk, Jumeirah 1. www.caboodle.ae
Billed as the largest fancy dress event to take place this Halloween in the UAE, the fun at Spookfest will be happening at each Fun City venue on Saturday, 29 October. Dress up your little skeletons and pumpkins and head to your nearest location for lots of Halloween-themed fun, games, and prizes.
70 AED per child. Saturday, 29 October, 6-8pm. Fun City venues across the UAE, www.funcity.ae
It might be Halloween, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the beautiful weather and surroundings of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, right, mamas? We’re in luck, as the hotel are hosting a Halloween Family Fun Day on Saturday, 29 October, with bouncy castles, organised games, all-inclusive live cooking stations, and plenty of hidden treasures to discover. Get your broomsticks ready Mamas, as we’re all invited!
295 AED per adult (inclusive of soft beverages and unlimited cuisine), 150 AED per child (7-12 years old), Free for kids under 7 years old. Saturday, 29 October, 12-5pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Beach Road. (+971) (0)4 432 3232
Whether they turn up as a witch, wizard, skeleton or ghost (or anything else that takes their fancy from the costume box), your littlies will love every second of the Halloween Costume Party at Kiddie Café in JLT. Along with fun in the play area, party guests will be kept busy with magic shows, exciting games, face painting, and yummy spooky-themed snacks!
100 AED per child. Wednesday, 26 October and Thursday, 27 October, 4-6pm. Kiddies Café, Lake Shore Tower, Cluster Y, JLT, www.kiddiescafe.com
Prepare for lots of Halloween fun at Kids HQ on Thursday, 27 October. Suitable for kids between 2 and 6 years old, you can expect prizes for the best costume, themed art projects, an exciting magic show, scary face painting, glitter tattooing, a photo booth, and free play in the fantastic indoor soft play area. That’s not to mention goody bags for every little ghoul as they head home!
85 AED per child for first 20 registrations, 100 AED per child after that. Thursday, 27 October, 4pm-6pm. Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Road, (+971) (0)4 379 4233
Kids will love every second of the spooky Halloween fun at Kidville branches on Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October. The fantastically frightening event will involve lots of fun activities for little witches and wizards, including decorating their very own Jack-o’-Lanterns (which they can take home for their own trick-or-treating fun), to following a spooky candy trail that takes them through themed spooky rooms, to a planned Halloween-themed performance by Kidville’s very own Rockin’ Railroad band! The events at Kidville are just one of the reasons we love this nursery, which opened its first branch back in 2006 in the JBR – and this Halloween event is open to the public, giving you the perfect chance to look at the fantastic facilities! Grab your witch’s hat and head down!
Early admission 100 AED per child / On door admission 120 AED per child. Thursday, 27 October, 4-6pm (Mirdif and Jumeirah) and Friday, 28 October, 4-6pm (JBR), www.kidville.com
Have you treated the littlies to a visit to Kidzania recently, Mama? Now is the perfect time to take them, with the mini village taking on a Festival De Calaveras theme this October. Expect themed masks, painting and skull cookies, sweet treats, special nail designs and much more! It’s going to be frighteningly good!
140 AED (Kids), 95 AED (adults). Until Monday, 31 October, 10am to 10pm. KIdzania, The Dubai Mall, www.kidzania.ae
Need a costume for your little ghoul? Head to Level Kids at City Walk, where you can browse a pop-up Halloween costume shop. Still not found the perfect disguise? The store also offers a made-to-measure costume service. Head into store to ask for further details.
Costumes priced individually. Open until Monday, 31 October Level Kids, City Walk.
Don your scariest costume and gather up the family, Mama – as the Halloween Brunch at M’s is set to be terrifyingly fun. The restaurant will be converted into a haunted house, with plenty of ghoulish games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. And the food will keep little (and larger) tummies very happy as they take part in the fun!
155 AED per adult (including soft drinks), 295 AED per adult (including free flowing house beverages), 75 AED per child (5-12 years old, free for those under 5). M’s, Emirates Golf Club, www.dubaigolf.com
Head to Souk Madinat Jumeirah for a spooktacular afternoon on Saturday, 29 October, where your little ghouls can take part in games, activities, and giveaways. Better still, entry is completely free!
Free entry. Saturday, 29 October, 2pm-6pm, Sagreto Courtyard, Madinat Jumeirah, www.madinatjumeirah.com
The Downtown hotel will be screening family favourite movie Young Frankenstein on the evening of Monday, 31 October. That’s not all, as tummies will be kept full with orders of spooky delights including Devil Hot Dogs and Cookie Crust Frankenstein Cups.
Free screening (food charged as per menu). Monday, 31 October at 8pm. Rove Downtown Dubai, www.rovehotels.com
Head to Splash ‘n’ Party Aqua Park for their Halloween and Trick-n-Treat Party on Monday, 31 October. The fun will kick off with a spooky fire show, scary magic show, and bungee trampoline, before your little pumpkins can have fun in the water. And the prize for the best Halloween-themed swimming costume? An amazing one-year membership to Splash ‘n’ Party, worth 1,999! Time to get creative Mamas!
100 AED per child. Monday, 31 October, 3.30-6.30pm, Splash ‘n’ Party, Villa no.1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, www.splashnparty.ae
For a trick or treat experience like no other, The Lost Chambers Aquarium will open its doors for the ultimate eerie experience beneath the sea. This event will be as much fun for the grown-ups as for the kiddos as you explore the creepy chambers, avoid spooky surprises and meet gruesome creatures along the way. There’ll also be fa-boo-lous photo opps, tons of treats and prizes for the best dressed.
Friday, 28 October, 7pm – 12am. Prices at the door start from AED 120 per adult and AED 90 per child, Under 12s in costume enter free with each paying adult. Pre purchase your ticket online at www.atlantisthepalm.com and save AED 20.
Whether you head to a Halloween Foam Party at Dubai Ice Rink or strap on your dancing shoes and get involved in a group boogie to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and SEGA Megaworld, there is plenty to get you in a suitably spooky mood at The Dubai Mall this Halloween!
100 AED for Halloween Foam Party at Dubai Ice Rink. Thursday, 27 October, 10:15pm to midnight, www.dubaiicerink.com.
Free to attend Thriller Dance, Friday, 28 October, 5.30pm (Aquarium), 6.30pm (SEGA Megaworld), 7.30pm (Aquarium). The Dubai Mall, Downtown, www.thedubaimall.com
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