Whilst autumn in Dubai doesn’t exactly conjure up images of fall leaves and cuddling up with pumpkin spice lattes (though believe us, you can get them!), one Fall season tradition that has been fully embraced in the UAE is the celebration of Halloween.
Children locally, particularly those living in family-friendly communities, will get dressed up and partake in Halloween “Trick or Treating” on the 31st of October, but as in many parts of the world, the celebrations spread much further.
Not only will you notice the temperatures in Dubai drop substantially in October, but there are parties a plenty. Alfresco venues shake off the covers, and every entertainment venue will be painted pink for most of the month to support Breast Cancer Awareness month, before rapidly turning ghoulishly black and orange for Halloween at the end of the month.
From family-friendly dress-up events to adult-only cocktail parties, there’s a little something spookily fun and enjoyable about October in Dubai. Let’s take a look at some key events you can get involved with.
- Family Halloween Events in Dubai
- Monster Party at Legoland Dubai Resort
- Haunted Hillhouse
- Halloween Brunch & Ramsay Roast at Bread Street Kitchen
- IMG Worlds of Adventure Festival of Fright
- Fright Nights Volume VI at Motiongate
- Prato Halloween Spooktacular brunch for kids and adults
- Halloween Funday Roast at McGettigans
- Spooktacular Halloween at Centara Mirage Beach Resort!
- Adult Halloween Events in Dubai 2023
- Where to Buy Halloween Costumes in Dubai
Family Halloween Events in Dubai
From theme parks to family-focused brunches, here’s where the whole family can get their scare on in October.
Monster Party at Legoland Dubai Resort
Get ready with your best dance moves, parents, to join in with the Very Important Monster Mash Party at Legoland! Special Lego-building activities are on offer, along with additional activities in the Monster Street Games to win prizes and the Brick or Treat trail.
Don’t miss the Great Monster Chase at the 4D studio, and new for 2023, a Monster Scavenger Hunt to send your junior detectives on throughout the park.
Every Saturday and Sunday will see costume contests and Halloween itself on 31 October to wine prizes.
Enjoy Halloween-themed dining with Crazy Witch Broomstick Burgers and Frankies Freaky Fries on offer, or join the Bricks Brunch Monster Party at Legoland Hotel for a truly special family day out on Saturdays.
Where is it? Legoland Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali
When’s it on? 6 to 31 October 2023
If you’re seeking out a fun-filled evening for all the family on Halloween night, then the family event experts at Family Brunch have done it again with this spooktacular offering. Running all Halloween afternoon and evening, there will be lots of live entertainment and hands-on activities for the kids.
The live acts include a visit from the Wicked Witch (6:00 PM) and Magic Phil’s Spooky Spell Show for your slightly older kids at 7:30 PM. You’ll find a Pumpkin Path, Creepy Cauldron Challenge, freaky face painting and many prizes to win at this fabulous outdoor event, including Delivish Dishes and Witches Brew.
Where is it? Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills
When’s it on? Tuesday 31 October 2023, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
What does it cost? Kids AED 125, Adults AED 200
Halloween Brunch & Ramsay Roast at Bread Street Kitchen
One of our favourite family brunch venues in Dubai will be having a makeover for Halloween with everything from the meat carvery to the drinks Halloween-themed on the weekend prior to Halloween, Saturday Brunch and Sunday Ramsay Roast events. Come dressed up for a chance to win prizes, and after brunch, enjoy your free access to the Lost Chambers Aquarium!
Where is it? Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah
When’s it on? Saturday, 28 October 2023, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM and Sunday, 29 October 2023
What does it cost? Kids (4-11 years) AED160, Adults AED 375 soft/AED 495 house package
IMG Worlds of Adventure Festival of Fright
Theme park fans get set for a month-long celebration of the spooky season; look out for the zombie apocalypse theme, thrilling rides, a pumpkin, trick-or-treat and dance performances across the venue.
The event culminated on Saturday, 28 October with the Festival of Fright, where you’ll find a party until the early hours and the unveiling of the latest attraction in the park, Haunted Cafe.
Where is it? IMG Worlds of Aventure, E311, Dubai
When’s it on? All month, special evening event October 28, 8:00 PM
What does it cost? AED149 for the Festival of Fright; otherwise normal gate ticket prices apply during the day – get your tickets from Platinumlist
Fright Nights Volume VI at Motiongate
Not to be left out of the theme park fun in October, Motiongate will also be transformed into a Halloween house of horrors with Fright Nights – Curse of the Taleweaver.
Spine-tingling, hair-raising fun for all ages, every afternoon starting from 4 pm during the event as the skies darken enjoy immersive experiences from Grim Tales of Dracula to the Twilight Mirror, Wraths Lament and the Golden Curse – see the full lineup of extra shows at Motingate here
If you’ve not popped into Dubai Parks and Resorts for a while, October is an excellent time to experience some ghoulish extras and some fun Halloween-themed meet-and-greets with your favourite characters from Dreamworks to Columbia Pictures and a special appearance by the Boogey Man!
Littler ones can join in with trick-or-treating with the Candy Goblin around Studio Central Boulevard.
Where is it? Motiongate Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts Jebel Ali
When’s it on? Wednesday to Sunday in October from 4:00 PM to close
What does it cost? Normal park entry fees apply; additional Halloween entertainment is included.
Popular Atlantis venue Wavehouse will have a Halloween takeover with live entertainment, face painting, and Halloween-themed food and cocktails on offer over an 8-day celebration. Get dressed up and play the part, as there’s a chance to win AED1000 in Wavehouse vouchers
Where is it? Wavehouse, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah
When’s it on? October 26th through November 2, 2023
What does it cost? A la carte menu
Prato Halloween Spooktacular brunch for kids and adults
A great Halloween brunch event for all the family in Dubai, enjoy a British-style carvery with devilishly delicious dishes thrown in, from monster wraps to deviled eggs and all your traditional family roast favourites.
Under 6’s dine free and can enjoy a special kids’ corner plus a DJ and live entertainment for the grownups to kick back at this frighteningly fun afternoon.
Where is it? Prato, Trump International Golf Club, Dubai
When’s it on? Saturday, 28 October 2023, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
What does it cost? For non-members, AED 235 soft, AED 355 house and AED 455 premium
Learn more at trumpgolfdubai.com
Halloween Funday Roast at McGettigans
Another classic weekend event in Dubai for families is putting on a special twist to their usual Sunday Roast this Halloween in Dubai. Join the All-Day Roast and Irish Breakfast with hosts Lottie and Nicky, and enjoy a family quiz and a scrumptious family meal with the chance to win spot prizes.
Where is it? McGettigan’s JLT
When’s it on? All day Sunday 29 October 2023, (Quiz runs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
What does it cost? Kids AED 79, Adults AED 109
Spooktacular Halloween at Centara Mirage Beach Resort!
Get ready for some spine-tingling fun as Centara Mirage Beach Resort embraces the Halloween spirit and celebrates the spooky season in style. In-house guests can look forward to engaging in a range of thrilling activities as they get wrapped up in the eerie excitement throughout their stay.
For four days, starting from October 28, guests can enjoy a selection of Halloween-themed activities, including the likes of mask making, a spooky parade, scary face painting, spooky kids discos, mystical illusionist shows, fire dance shows, a live DJ, and much more. Promising to be an enchanting Halloween experience, this is not to be missed for lovers of a good scare!
Where is it? Centara Mirage Beach Resort
When is it on? From October 28 until October 31
What does it cost? AED 800 onwards for overnight stays
Heading to the Capital? You may also be interested in our guide to the best Halloween events happening in Abu Dhabi this year
Adult Halloween Events in Dubai 2023
Halloween is certainly not limited to just the kids when it comes to celebrations in Dubai. There are plenty of fun ways that the grown-ups can join in with the fun of dress-up parties, crazy cocktails, dinner shows, and so much more; here’s our pick of the best for this October in Dubai.
A Creepy, Kooky Murder: Curse of Cleopatra’s Amulet in Dubai
For those who love an entertaining dinner-show in Dubai, this one is for you! Join the Addams family for a dreadfully immersive musical experience at the Flashback Speakeasy Bar & Lounge. A spectacular theatrical night out where you’re welcome to dress the part and become involved in the thrilling adventure.
Where is it? Flashback Speakeasy Bar & Lounge, Paramount Hotel, Business Bay
When’s it on? Thursdays 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
What does it cost? Starting from AED 299 for soft packages
Bongo Bingo Halloween Special
A hilarious night of Halloween events awaits at this regular night jaunt with a superb twist – the best dress will win AED50,000!!!
Now, if that’s not worth digging out your best Halloween costume, then we don’t know what is!!
Full of your favourites, like the bingo, of course, but throw in a few cheesy singalongs and some dance-offs for a frightening fun night at Zero Gravity.
Where is it? Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina
When’s it on? Friday 27 October from 8:00 PM – no entry after the show starts 9:30 PM
What does it cost? Starting from AED 150
This is the place to head to if you’re after an authentic Dia de los Muertos “Day of the Dead” event in Dubai. Enjoy South American delicacies and an electric vibe full of lively entertainment and incredible cocktails, all with the En Fuego vibrancy they’re famous for.
Best dressed on the night will win themselves a night at Atlantid the Plam for a group of 4, so find your most ghoulishly wonderful costumes for this one.
Where is it? En Fuego, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah
When’s it on? Sunday October 29th from 9:00 PM
What does it cost? Soft packages AED 350, house AED 450
Carnival of Carnage
A great way to get your Saturday night in Dubai started at party pub McCaffertys in JVC. The Carnival of Carnage Drunch will include a creepy closen, live music and unlimited drinks for 3 hours.
Don’t forget to pull out all the stops with your costume, as there’s a AED 1000 drinks tab prize on offer!
Where is it? McCafferty’s JVC, Jumeirah Village Circle
When’s it on? Saturday, 28th, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
What does it cost? House packages AED 229/Premium AED 279
Late-night party venue Atelier M in Dubai Marina will have not one but 4 party events happening over the last weekend in October. Halloween-themed decorations, and jello shots accompanied by live sets with DJ Tama & Tribe with dancers will ensure this high-energy party venue lives up to its reputation for Halloween partygoers.
As with all the most popular Halloween party venues in Dubai, it’s worth pulling out your most creative Halloween costume as there are plenty of prizes on offer, from AED1000 vouchers to Saturday brunch and ladies’ night vouchers.
Where is it? Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina
When’s it on? Friday, 27 October, Saturday, 28 October, Tuesday, 31 October and Thursday, 2 November, from 5:00 PM to late
What does it cost? AED300
Where to Buy Halloween Costumes in Dubai
With all these best-dressed prizes on offer, we beat you’re now wondering where do I buy my Halloween costume in Dubai? A few of the best haunts we’ve found over the years include:
- Party Zone – you’ll find them in several locations across the city; you’ll get your party supplies here too if you’re throwing a home event or want some extra embellishments for your costume.
- Creative Minds – if it’s a range you want, they’ve got it! Shop online or in their Al Barsha or Al Wasl stores for the personal touch.
- Mystique Costumes – this venue in Al Barsha is brilliant for picking up some unique items. They can deliver too but it’s worth it for the fun to have a good look around their store and get their expert advice.
- Amazon – never lets you down for those last-minute purchases!
We hope you find something spookily good to fit your entertainment needs in Dubai this October! Don’t forget to check out our complete calendar of Dubai events for 2023 over here
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