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The best places to celebrate Halloween in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

For the ultimate scare-fest this spooky season, these are the UAE venues pulling out all the stops to celebrate Halloween in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi
COYA Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island – Forbidden Forest Halloween Party

The Peruvian hotspot is pulling out all the stops to present its scariest Halloween party yet. The waterfront venue will be transformed into an atmospheric hidden forest, encouraging guests to don their most creative outfits and indulge in a night of house beats, spooky mixed drinks and themed dishes. Thursday 28 October, from 7pm.

GO: Visit www.coyarestaurant.com or call 02 306 7000 for reservations and more information.

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Glo Bar & Lounge at Rosewood Abu Dhabi – Hallgloween

This three-day affair at Rosewood Abu Dhabi promises only the most frightening fun, with contests, prizes, and unique menu items to keep you entertained across the Halloween weekend. A live performance from the hotel’s resident saxophone player will accompany a smoking menu with monster popcorn, Frankenstein nachos and spooky pizza. Thursday 29 to Sunday 31 October, from 6pm,

GO: Call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.


Horizon Restaurant at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana – Fright Night

Abu Dhabi little monsters, mini ghouls and tiny goblins will have lots of terrifying fun at this spooky Halloween fiesta. Visit Horizon Restaurant for a dinner buffet filled with bewitchingly delicious recipes and plenty of fun at the Haunted Ghost Garden. The best-dressed family stands a chance of winning a free one-night stay at the hotel, while kids can enjoy activities including pumpkin workshops and find the ghost. Sunday 31 October, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 159 (adults) and AED 79 (children).

GO: Email fb.khalidiya@rotana.com or call 02 657 0000 for reservations and more information.


VaKaVa at Conrad Abu Dubai Etihad Towers – Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Latin America. VaKaVa brings the day of the dead to life with an adults-only brunch featuring live entertainment and a spooky ambience. Brunch offers table service with a sharing-style menu featuring a selection of hot and cold starters, followed by a choice of signature mains, before ending with a classic dessert. Join the celebrations and win great prizes. Friday 29 October, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Email etihadtowers.fbreservations@conradhotels.com or call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.


Dubai
3BK at Armani Hotel Dubai – Freddy Vs. Jason Halloween Secret Brunch

Take the spookiest day of the year to new heights with the famous Secret Brunch/Secret Dinner Party at Burj Khalifa. Get dressed in your scariest costume and you could win prizes. The brunch includes a four-course menu hosted in a chic and elegant setting. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4:30pm or 8pm to 11pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 599 (sparkling) and AED 699 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Accents Restaurant at InterContinental Dubai Marina – Haunted House of POP 

House of POP is going all out with a ghoulish brunch this Halloween. Expect creepy decorations, an International buffet with a Halloween twist, hair-raising cocktails, and prizes for the most horrifically dressed couple, male and female. Friday 29 October, from 1.30pm to 4:30pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 450 (sparkling)>

GO: Email res.icdubaimarina@ihg.com or call 04 446 6788 for reservations and more information.


AKA at The Pointe – Halloween Party

AKA will be hosting a Halloween party with a spook theme. There will be Halloween props on the tables and all of the AKA team will be in fancy dress, plus DJ Loskin will be on the decks. All guests arriving in fancy dress will get an eyeball cocktail welcome drink. Sunday 31 October, from 6pm to 3am.

GO: Email info@akarestaurant.com or call 04 578 0555 for reservations and more information.


Bagatelle Dubai at Fairmont Dubai – ReDvolution

This Halloween, Bagatelle will be hosting a party of epic proportions. Expect the same thrilling entertainment that keeps the crowds coming back for more, alongside a culinary offering which will ensure guests are deliciously fueled for a night of phenomenal Halloween fun, with a distinctive French twist. Dishes include tartare de thon (yellowfin tuna with avocado puree, cucumber and jalapeno salsa) and La Tomate (a beef tomato stuffed with homemade fresh ricotta, heirloom cherry tomatoes, black olive granola, tomato consommé and basil vinaigrette). Sunday 31 October from 8pm.

GO: Email reservation@bistrotbagatelledubai.com  or call 04 354 5035 for reservations and more information.


Bella Restaurant & Lounge at Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay – Panache The Purge

Enjoy Italian cuisine and a spine-chilling atmosphere at Bella Restaurant & Lounge, where Halloween brunch takes on an Italian twist. Taking the carnage one step further, diners are welcome to enjoy Bella’s special Halloween brunch in costume to get into the Halloween spirit. Friday 29 October, from 3pm. Brunch packages starting from AED 295.

GO: Call 04 873 3377 for reservations and more information.


Billionaire Dubai at Taj Dubai – Halloween Party

Billionaire Dubai invites you to celebrate in style this Halloween with an evening of glamorous, grown-up hedonism. Expect gravity-defying acrobats and sensational performances from Billionaire’s singers and dancers, all with a spooky flourish. Sip on bespoke cocktails, enjoying a menu of unique drinks created just for Billionaire, while you marvel at live-fire dishes from the Josper Grill.

GO: Call 04 510 3100 for reservations and more information.


Bla Bla Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Residence – Halloween at Bla Bla

Dubai’s largest beach club is pulling out all of the stops for this year’s Halloween weekend. Guests can step into the underworld and hop around all of the bars, where they’ll be greeted by mythical creatures at The Tent, experience a special Dia de Muertos Parade at Backroom, and indulge in themed cocktails and face painting all night long. Entertainment includes freaky roaming entertainment and Bla Bla’s resident talent. Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 October, from 9pm. 

GO: Call 04 584 4111 for reservations and more information.


Café Belge at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC – The Headless Gatsby Halloween Special

Get spooky at the wildest brunch in town with Secret Parties. Guests dressed in their scariest costume stand a chance to win prizes, alongside indulging in the finest bites and beverages the city has to offer, including in a lavish four-course menu. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 445 (house beverages) AED 545 (sparkling) and AED 745 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


CÉ LA VI Dubai at Address Sky View – Halloween Evening Brunch

This Halloween, CÉ LA VI is hosting a New York-inspired dinner party. Enjoy a set menu curated by Chef Howard Ko as you take in the downtown views whilst sipping on beverages and sampling some of the best food in town. On the menu are freshly made dishes like focaccia bread, truffle “sushi rice” risotto, fried calamari, and dried chilli chicken wings, along with an assortment of desserts. The famous terrace swing will be given a New York styling to ensure guests get the perfect Instagram snap! Sunday 31 October, from 6pm. AED 590 (set menu and unlimited house beverages). 

 GO: Email reservation-dxb@celavi.com or call 04 5826 111 for reservations and more information.


Farriers Restaurant at The Meydan Hotel – Big Family Halloween Brunch

Tuck into mouthwatering dishes from around the world and celebrate Halloween family-style with the Big Family Halloween brunch. Expect enticing kid’s treats, live cooking stations, a special Halloween brunch menu, desserts and a Fun Land Corner. Plus, make it a Halloween to remember with the roaming Halloween characters sure to keep you on edge throughout!. Friday 29 October 29, from 1pm to 4pm.

GO: Call 04 381 3111 for reservations and more information.


Flair 5 at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC – Zombieland at Secret Garden Brunch

Bringing the undead back to life at their renowned Secret Garden Brunch, Secret Parties invites guests to don their scariest attire to stand a chance at winning grand prizes. This brunch is perfect for social media snaps, complete with world-class entertainment such as themed dancers, Dubai’s best illusionist and the Insta-famous Groot the Giant Tree. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 445 (house beverages) AED 545 (sparkling) and AED 745 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Flow Kitchen at Fairmont The Palm – Halloween Dinner Buffet

The Halloween Dinner Buffet at Flow Kitchen is a fun Saturday evening experience for families, including a selection of Halloween themed items. The restaurant will be adorned with vibrant Halloween decorations to complement the views of Dubai Marina. Saturday 30 October, from 6pm to 10:30pmAED 155 (food only), AED 200 (food and two hours of house beverages).

GO: Email palm.dining@fairmont.com for reservations and more information.


Hotel Cartagena at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Happy, Scary Halloween Brunch

Witches, goblins and ghouls will be strutting their stuff at the Hotel Cartagena Halloween Brunch. Come dressed up in your favourite costume, and you could win a brunch voucher for four people. The brunch menu will include all your South American favourites, while the beverages have been spiced up with special Halloween concoctions. In true Cartagena style, entertainment will consist of dancers, bongos, and a DJ. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 445 (bubbles)

GO: Call 04 350 9287 for reservations and more information.

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LARTE at Studio One Hotel – Frightening Family Festa Brunch

Bring the family for an afternoon of frights! Expect a best Halloween costume competition, scavenger hunt, free pool access, scary movies, games rooms, entertainment, pizza and pasta making, and lots more scary surprises. LARTE serves up traditional Italian flavours for brunch, including homemade pizza and pasta. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4pm.AED 699 (for two adults and two children).

GO: Email ciao@studioonehotel.com or call 04 581 6870 for reservations and more information.

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Liwan Restaurant at Swissôtel Al Ghurair – Around The World Halloween Brunch

Kick start your Spooktacular celebrations at Swissotel Al Ghurair with special Halloween-themed dishes including smoked duck confit roulade, monster cake pops, coffin break cake and special beverages like vampire punch. Activities such as cookery classes, Zumba, and pumpkin painting will keep children entertained, while the best-dressed family will win an afternoon tea experience. Friday 29 October, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 175 (adults) and AED 88 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email dining.alghurair@swissotel.com or call 04 293 3270 for reservations and more information.


Maiden Shanghai at FIVE Palm Jumeirah – Murder in Shanghai

Freaky Friday takes on a whole new meaning with the hair-raising brunch at Maiden Shanghai. Prizes will be given to guests for their scariest costumes, there will be a delicious selection of food and drinks, in addition to a playlist mixed by international DJs. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 500 (sparkling)

 GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


MamaZonia at Pier 7 – The Haunted Jungle at Secret Jungle Bunch

Nature reveals itself in its most frightening form at The Haunted Jungle Brunch at MamaZonia. Step into a jungle of chilling scenes and indulge in platters of spooky bites and hair-raising drinks. Run from the Mischief Monkeys whilst enjoying the sounds of tribal drummers. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4:30pm.AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages), AED 525 (sparkling) and AED 699 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.

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Miss Lily’sLily’s at Sheraton Grand Dubai – Undeparted Souls 

Dubai’sDubai’s favourite Caribbean hotspot has flown out some extra special guests for Halloween. Expect unmissable sets from DJ and producer, Starting from Scratch, Caribbean rapper and producer, Kardinal Offishall and Grammy Award-winning producer, DJ Babey Drew. Resident DJ Crown Prince will be hosting the night and bringing the island vibes. Feast on a special three-course menu of the best Jamaican flavours, including patties, stew peas and yaad bird, and coconut cakes. Halloween inspired cocktails will be flowing. Saturday 30 October, from 7pm to 3am. AED 165 (three-course set menu). 

GO: Email reservations@misslilysdxb.com or call 04 356 2900 for reservations and more information.


Nova Restaurant and Lounge at Address Dubai Marina – 7 Sins

This Halloween, Nova introduces the perfect place to embrace your sinful side, offering a delicious set menu to satisfy guests’ hedonistic pleasures. Enjoy a seven-course dinner with unlimited house drinks and themed Halloween entertainment from the incredible singers and dancers who will be entertaining the crowds throughout the night. Sunday 31 October, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 299 (ladies) and AED 499 (gents).

GO: Call 04 578 4444 for reservations and more information.


Pacific Groove at Paramount Hotel Dubai – The Underworld Halloween Brunch

From the makers of Paramount hotels sought after Murder Mystery comes an exclusive two-night-only Halloween immersive experience. The underworld brunch features live entertainment, music, drama, and a quiz. The winning table will receive a FREE bottomless brunch! If winning a one-night stay sounds more up your alley, provide a short paragraph about the demon or lost soul you’re dressed as, and the winning character will receive an all-inclusive staycation for two. Thursday 28 October from 8pm to 11pm and Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 450 (bubbly).

GO: Email contact@paramounthotelsdubai.com or call 04 246 6666 for reservations and more information.

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SHI at Bluewaters Dubai – Halloween at SHI

Visit this new luxury Chinese restaurant and lounge to experience their specially curated Halloween menu. Choices of ethereal, authentic Chinese cuisine, including Yasai Maki (AED 60), Pumpkin King Crab Soup (AED 80) and Mixed Pumpkin Dumplings (AED 55), accompanied by spiced pumpkin beverages, are presented to guests in the five-star dining indulgence. Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October, from 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to midnight.

GO: Call 04 781 1189 for reservations and more information.

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SoBe at W Dubai – The Palm – Last Resort Halloween Special

Get reeled into the darkness at the Last Resort Halloween special and experience a scream-tastic night. Hosted at adults’ only playground, SoBe, trick or treaters can pick their poison from a variety of unearthly beverages, with a minimum spend of AED 250 AED per person for indoor tables and AED 350 per person on the terrace. Lose yourself to the moody rhythms and hypnotic beats of Smokingroove, Adam J and Nuff Said, who are all set to raise the roof this Halloween, alongside choreographed performances. Friday 29 October, from 9pm to 3am. 

GO: Visit sobedubai.com or call 04 245  5800 for reservations and more information.


The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm – The Haunted Chambers

The magical setting of The Lost Chambers Aquarium will turn into the ultimate beneath-the-sea haunted experience for the entire family. Atlantis, The Palm invites residents to brave The Haunted Chambers as it transforms into a scream-worthy place with spooky decorations, exciting games, sea creature interactions and expert talk. Come dressed to impress as prizes will be handed out for the most hauntingly outfitted guests. Friday 29 to Sunday 31 October. AED 85 per adult and one child under 12 (in costume) enters free.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

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The Restaurant at Address Sky View – Halloween Poolside Brunch Club

Dress up in your spookiest outfit and you could win a staycation when attending this brunch. Celebrate Halloween by the pool at Address Sky View with food and party vibes from the resident DJ at this adults-only brunch. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 495 (premium beverages).

GO: Email dineatskyview@addresshotels.com or call 04 873 8888 for reservations and more information.


The Underground Pub at Habtoor Grand Autograph Resort, Autograph Collection – Witches & Warlocks Broom Party

Diners are in for an eerie weekend, as the Underground Pub turns into a creepy witches and warlocks broom party. The spooky experience offers gruelling Halloween-inspired pub grub dishes from AED 50 and beverages with a twist at AED 30. Available Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 October.

GO: Email ak.dxbhg.reservations@marriott.com or call 04 449 0869 for reservations and more information.


Tipsy Lion at Sofitel Downtown Dubai – Dead Famous Party

Staying true to the Halloween spirit, Tipsy Lion encourages guests to come dressed in full costume as their favourite celebrities, but dead! Spooky celebs will get their first drink on the house and a special 50% off their drink of choice for the rest of the night. Carrying the eerie atmosphere to the terrace, the Dead Famous bash will feature smashing tunes, pub games and mouthwatering bites. Thursday 28 October, from 8pm. 

GO: Call 050 896 0045 for reservations and more information.


[u]bk at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers – Spook Out Brunch

Head to [u]bk in your scariest costume for Halloween Brunch and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun and laughter. Dishes include [u]bk’s popular chicken wings, Caesar salad, BBQ beef back rib and tacos. : Friday 29 October, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 185 (house beverages) and AED 215 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 055 415 2623 for reservations and more information.


Vanitas at Palazzo Versace Dubai – A Nightmare in Palazzo Versace 

Something wicked this way comes with the special Halloween brunch at Palazzo Versace. Guests are invited to put on a scream-inducing costume and win prizes whilest biting chunks off delectable nibbles and quenching their thirsts with smooth drinks. Entertainment making the rounds include violinists and opera singers. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 445 (house beverages) AED 545 (sparkling) and AED 745 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Warehouse at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre – Halloween Brunch

Let your hair down at the hair-raising Warehouse Halloween brunch. The venue will be creepin’ it real with a star-studded lineup of ghoulish performers, screams, spectacles and surprises. Friday 29 October, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 135 (soft beverages) and AED 295 (house beverages).

GO: Call 04 702 2455 for reservations and more information.


Wavehouse at Atlantis The Palm – Halloween at Wavehouse

This Halloween, Wavehouse will deliver the ultimate scare-fest, with fright-inducing decorations, blood-curdling Instagrammable cocktails, freaky bites and desserts, and a live band from 8:30pm to midnight on Monday 25, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October. Put on your spooky costumes for the chance to win big from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 October, with the best dressed winning a weekend stay at Atlantis, including a sea lion and a dolphin experience for four guests. 

GO; Call 04 426 2626 for reservations and more information.


Weslodge Saloon at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Halloween Brunch

Expect appropriate décor, lots of fun, fancy dress and great music at Weslodge’s annual Halloween Brunch. Expect oysters on arrival and zucchini and walnut carpaccio, followed by Canadian beef poutine, spicy ahi tuna tartare and southern fried chicken. Main courses include a whole seabass and grass-fed Angus rib eye straight from Weslodge’s hardwood and charcoal grill (the biggest in Dubai). There’s double down stacked Canadian pancakes drenched in salted maple syrup, sharp and sweet lemon meringue tarts, and fluffy baked cheesecake for dessert. Fridays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 445 (bubbly). 

GO: Visit www.weslodge.ae or call 04 560 1700 for reservations and more information.


Zero Gravity at Dubai Marina – Monster Halloween Party

Enter the Halloween Jungle or Haunted Beach in your scariest costume, and you could win a share of the AED 20,000, with AED 5,000 being awarded for the best male and female costume and AED 10,000 for the best couple or group costume. Make sure you have your picture taken by the official photographer at the entrance so the judges can pick the winners. Zero Gravity’s resident DJs will be spinning the latest tunes alongside entertainment on stage and giants roaming the beach. Thursday 28 October, from 8pm to midnight. AED 249 (ladies) and AED 299 (gents), including unlimited food and house beverages.

GO: Email info@0-gravity.ae or call 04 399 0009 for reservations and more information.


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