Here are some unmissable parties, brunches and family activities happening in Dubai this Halloween weekend.
Thursday, October 27
Aquaventure Waterpark Halloween Experiences
Get into the Halloween spirit with three days of spine-chilling activities to get your pulse racing. Highlights include Poseidon's Scary Games, Torrent's Scary Statues and Hot Pumpkin. Each activity will include the chance to win spooktacular prizes, such as Aquaventure Waterpark passes, experiences at Dolphin Bay, or tickets for the Fish Tales Tour in The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Activities are open to all ages. To book waterpark tickets, visit the website.
- Where: Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis, The Palm
- Date: Thursday, 27, Friday, 28 and Monday, October 31
- Time: Daily from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Friday, October 28
Halloween at Wavehouse, Atlantis, The Palm
Wavehouse will deliver the ultimate CARN-EVIL experience transforming into a Halloween carnival with stilt walkers and contortion artists, blood-curdling Instagrammable cocktails like Witches Cauldron, as well as freaky bites and desserts, such as Hellfire Wings, the Wavehouse Black Edition Burger and delicious caramel apples. Guests are invited to enter the costume competition every Saturday for the chance to win big. With scary face painters and a jack-o-lantern carving station, there is something for everyone to get into the Halloween spirit.
For reservations, please visit the website or call +971 442 62626.
- Where: Wavehouse, Atlantis, The Palm
- Date: Friday, October 28 to Sunday, November 6
- Time: Daily from 12:00pm – 11:00 pm, with bar open 12:00pm – 1:00am
- Price: A la carte menu featuring bites, desserts, and spooky cocktails, ranging from AED 40 to AED 115
Santè Ria Latino Restaurant and Cocktail Bar: Azcur Brunch, Halloween Edition
On Friday, October 28, restaurant and cocktail bar hotspot Santè Ria is the place to be to enjoy a spooky-filled evening with friends. The Azcur Brunch, Halloween Edition promises to tingle the eerie with face painters, Live Drummers, DJ and Calibú Duo.
And the party does not end there, guests wishing to continue enjoying the fun-filled evening can join the Halloween Brunch afterparty from 12 am till 2 am.
That is not all. The restaurant will be hosting a competition for two of the best dressed at the brunch. So come in your most gruesome, Halloween-themed outfits and stand a chance to win a brunch voucher for two!
When: Friday, October 28, 9 pm-12 am
Where: Santè Ria Latino Dining and Cocktail Bar, The First Collection at JVC
Price: AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 275 (house beverages), AED 350 (including sparkling)
Competition for best dressed – 2x winners will be selected and win a brunch voucher for 2 people (Fri or Sat Brunch, valid for one month, house beverage package)
For reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 275 6630
Experience a Dark Fairytale this Halloween at Billionaire Dubai
Bringing the most bewildering parties to town, Billionaire Dubai invites guests to celebrate a whimsical 4-day Halloween affair. Transforming the venue into an enchanted fairyland, four thrilling nights of mystique await revellers with a weekend of Billionaire's astonishing shows modified to fit the special occasion. The glamorous venue is expected to undergo a complete makeover inspired by the eerie legends of forest fairies, who live in the dark woods luring victims to their demise.
Encompassing the fables of petrifying legends, the Halloween celebrations are expected to begin on October 28 and will continue throughout the weekend, with the main event taking place on October 31, where Italian DJ Joseph Capriati will ensure to throw the party of the year, creating an ideal atmosphere for a stunning throwdown. Winner of the 'Techno Master' award at the DJ Awards, and has played in over 50 countries, Joseph Capriati is going to bring an international rave to Billionaire Dubai, and that's not all, Billionaire has bewitching plans up their sleeves to ensure guests are beguiled throughout the night with magnetic performances and additional surprises!
Sip on bespoke cocktails while you marvel at sumptuous dishes from Chef Batuhan Piatti Zeynioglu, discover divine Italian flavours and indulge in signature dishes from the New-Asian menu.
Be prepared to get flown into a mystical land with Billionaire's Halloween weekend with a celebration that will not be found anywhere else in the city!
Where: Billionaire Dubai, Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Dubai
When: October 28 to October 31
Restaurant Timings: 9 pm through 3 am
Show Timings: 9.30 pm
For reservations, please call +971 (0) 4 510 3100 or What's App: +971 (0) 56 678 3357
Saturday, October 29
Bread Street Kitchen Halloween Brunch - Atlantis, The Palm
Halloween creeps into Bread Street Kitchen's Family Brunch. Tricks and Treats include an extensive buffet with a roast Beef carving station, chocolate fountain, and haunting signature cocktails. There will be no shortage of entertainment for all ages, with live music, cookie decorating and complimentary access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Come in your most haunting costumes for the highly anticipated costume competition, where prizes include a night's stay at Atlantis, The Palm.
For reservations, please visit the website or call +971 442 62626.
- Where: Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis, The Palm
- Date: Saturday, October 29
- Time: 12:30 – 4:00pm
- Prices: AED305 per person (including non-alcoholic beverages), AED425 per person (including alcoholic beverages). AED130 per child ages 4 to 11, children under three go free.
The Haunted Chambers at The Lost Chambers Aquarium
The magical setting of The Lost Chambers Aquarium will turn into the ultimate beneath-the-sea haunted experience for the entire family. From Saturday, 29th to Monday, October 31, 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, expert talks, and mind-blowing photo opportunities at every corner. Come dressed to impress as boo-tiful prizes will be handed out to the most hauntingly outfitted guests.
To book tickets, visit the website.
- Where: The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Atlantis, The Palm
- Date: Saturday, 29th to Monday, October 31
- Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm
- Price: AED 85 per adult, and one child under 12 (in costume) enters free with each paying adult (AED 65 per child thereafter.
PLAY Restaurant & Lounge Brings a Theatrical Extravaganza this Halloween
PLAY has something frighteningly enticing in store for guests this Halloween. The stunning venue has been setting its own pace and redefining the world of fine dining and entertainment with its unique approach, and this upcoming Halloween is no different. Preparing to transform into a horror fanatics wonderland, PLAY is the place to be for lovers of great food, exciting entertainment, and an electric atmosphere.
With 3 days of exciting Halloween activities planned, blood-red will be the order of business as the stunning space will be exquisitely adorned in vibrant décor to match the occasion from October 29 to 31st. Taking inspiration from the classic vampire genre and mixing it with PLAY's renowned sophistication, the venue will transform into something reminiscent of Nosferatu's castle, with wildflowers and candle lighting creating a dim and eerie setting.
Offering an all-immersive experience, PLAY is the only place to be this Halloween, as enigmatic live entertainment and sleek furnishings are perfectly combined with delicious signature concoctions for a dining display like no other.
- Where: PLAY Restaurant & Lounge
- When: October 29 to 31st
- AED250 for 2 hours unlimited house spirits and cocktails between 8 pm and midnight
- AED350 for set menu plus unlimited beverages from 8 pm to 10 pm
- AED450 for set menu plus unlimited beverages from 10 pm to 1 am
Celebrate the Festival of Fear at Privilege, SLS Dubai this Halloween!
SLS Dubai is inviting all trick-or-treaters to a marvellous Halloween throwdown just in time for the spooky season. Known for having the best parties in town, Privilege on the 75th floor is set to make this Halloween celebration a night to remember as eerie thrills in the clouds await revellers.
For one night only on Saturday, October 29, the Toil & Trouble party will be taking place inside Privilege and by the iconic pool, complete with stunning views of Dubai. Privilege will undergo a total makeover in honour of everyone's beloved fearsome party of the year to provide the setting for a night of fun and frights.
Patrons can sip on bespoke spooky cocktails exclusive for Halloween and enter a world of mystical fantasy where they can expect a night of amusement with dancers, magicians and jugglers putting on a show, and that's not even all of it. The best costume winner will get a chance to win a complimentary 30-minute massage at the stunning Ciel Spa, so don your scariest getup to be in the running.
Guests will dance the night away as the DJ provides the soundtrack for partygoers all night long, there's no doubt that Privilege is the place to be this Halloween!
Where: Privilege Club (indoor), 75th Floor, SLS Dubai
When: Saturday October 29
Timings: 10 pm to 3 am
Reservations & prior booking required: 04 607 0654 | +971 56 417 3887
Halloween Brunch and Clubhouse of Horrors at Clubhouse Terrace, Jumeirah Golf Estates
Join us this Halloween at the Clubhouse Terrace as it transforms into a supernatural clubhouse of horrors for a day of frightening fun, ghoulish games, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The day will include a line-up of spooky activities featuring live entertainment, prizes for the best-dressed families and individuals, as well as a buggy, a haunted maze, and much more. It's time to be prepared for a day of spooktacular activities!
Where: Clubhouse Terrace at Jumeirah Golf Estates
When: Saturday October 29 – 4:30 pm onwards
Offer: Children Aged 5 – 12 AED 145
Soft Beverages – AED 255
House Beverages – AED 395
Reservation: Call 04 586 7777 Jevents@dubaigolf.com
The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery Wyndham Dubai Marina & The First Collection Business Bay: Spooky Saturday Brunch
At the Blacksmith Bar & Eatery in both Dubai Marina and Business Bay, a wickedly good brunch feast awaits on Saturday, October 29.
Here the usual brunch menu has been given a seriously spooky makeover for Halloween. Those that dare can begin the meal by delving into Warm Witches Fingers with Bloody Garlic Sauce, before sampling the delights of Horror Smoked Meatballs and terrifyingly tasty Pulled Lamb Sliders.
Marvellously meaty mains include the signature melt-in-the-mouth fourteen-hour House Smoked USDA Brisket and whole Black and Bird Chicken accompanied by platters of Bloody Bone Marrow. Vegetarians aren't forgotten about either, with the Vampire Roasted Pumpkin being a top choice to mark the occasion.
For the ultimate treat finish, dessert options include what might just be the ultimate indulgence, the fittingly titled Death Wish featuring raspberry compote, white chocolate mousse and four-spice Speculass. The R.I.P 2.0, with its double chocolate brownie topped with passion fruit cremeux and caramel whipping ganache meanwhile, proves that death by chocolate can only be a good thing.
With live music and plenty of spooky tipples that pack a spirited punch, those that visit on the 29th are in for a devilishly good time.
When: Saturday 29 October, 7pm -11pm
Where: The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery, The First Collection Business Bay
Price: Packages starting from AED299
Entertainment: Live band
For reservations: email Diningreservation.email@example.com or call 04 873 4400
When: Saturday 29 October, 8 pm -11 pm
Where: The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery, Wyndham Dubai Marina
Price: Packages starting from AED199
Entertainment: Live music
For reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 407 8873
Ikigai: Halloween Tokyo Mixed Brunch
On Saturday 29th, brunch at Ikigai, the cool Japanese street-food-inspired hotspot at the Millennium Place Hotel, is undergoing a spooktacular transformation for Halloween. Diners are encouraged to dress up for the event, ready to embrace the moody lighting, scary décor, Halloween-themed drinks, live DJs, dancers and marvellous magicians.
Fear not, though, all the usual signature dishes will be available. That means sharing platters packed to bursting with stellar sushi and top-quality maki, edamame, shrimp pops and more, followed by standout main courses such as the miso-grilled chicken and wagyu beef burger and on-trend chocolate cookie sandos for dessert.
Where: Ikigai Millennium Place Hotel, Dubai Marina
When: Saturday October 29
Timings: 1 pm-4 pm
Price: AED199 (soft beverages), AED349 (house beverages), AED399 (including sparkling)
Entertainment: Live DJ, dancers and magicians
For reservations: email email@example.com or call 04 550 8114
MasterChef, the TV Experience: Reality Bites Halloween Brunch
Combining a spooky atmosphere with a side of culinary flair, the MasterChef, the TV Experience's Reality Bites Halloween Brunch is the place to be for spine-tinglingly good food on October 29.
While the Halloween backdrop might be gruesome, the delectable dishes on offer at this gourmet brunch are anything but. Here the chefs fuse creativity and cutting-edge techniques with top-quality produce to incredible effect. The Reality Bites brunch begins as it means to go on, with unlimited sharing-style starters delivered straight to the table, followed by the diner's choice of main (salmon fillet in butter sauce, Wagyu beef burger fully loaded with toppings, and Josper-grilled tenderloin included) and unlimited, uber indulgent desserts to end (whisky chocolate mousse with honeycomb candy and honey ice cream included).
With free-flowing drinks and live entertainment from Ciaran Fox, guests are in for a ghoulishly good time.
Where: MasterChef, the TV Experience, Millennium Place Hotel, Dubai Marina
When: Saturday 29 October, 1pm-4pm
Price: AED199 (soft beverages), AED300 (house beverages), AED450 (including sparkling)
For reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 550 8111
Sunday, October 30
CELEBRATE THE SPOOKY SEASON WITH A STUNNING HALLOWEEN SPECIAL KID-FRIENDLY BRUNCH AT LO+CALE, CROWNE PLAZA DUBAI MARINA
Overlooking stunning views of Dubai Marina, Lo+Cale at Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina is ready for a spooktacular brunch of the season with various Halloween activations where kids can express their creativity through a kids' corner specially prepared for them to get the Halloween vibes right.
Kids can also take part in a mysterious pumpkin hunt and get a chance to win grand prizes, including breakfast at Lo+Cale for two, Afternoon tea for two Marina Brunch packages, Dessert in Connexions for two, Festival set menu in Charm Thai for two, AED 99 redeemable in Lo+Cale for two.
Better still, Australian guitarist and singer Joshua McCartney is on hand to provide the perfect mix of the latest hits and classics. And for those looking to make the most of the wonderful winter weather, Lo+Cale has a beautiful terrace for guests to soak up views of the Marina.
- What: Halloween brunch at Lo+Cale with a kid's corner for creativity and a pumpkin hunt, which will have prizes.
- Where: Lo+Cale at Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina
- When: Sunday, October 30 2022
- Timings: 1 pm – 4 pm
- AED 169 inclusive of soft beverages
- AED 269 inclusive of house hops and grapes
- AED 319 inclusive of bubbles and cocktails
- Pumpkin Hunt Prizes:
- Breakfast for two
- Afternoon tea for two
- Brunch (house beverage package) for two
- Desserts at Connexions
- Festival set menu in Charm Thai for two
- AED 99 redeemable in Lo+Cale x2 (T.C.: this voucher is only for the month of November)
- Bookings: Please contact M: + 971 54 997 8599 | IG: DM @localedxb
Monday October 31
Urban legend, Japanese horror brings RINGU to Ongaku this Halloween
CLAP's best-kept secret, Ongaku, will become RINGU this Halloween for one night only. Discover Ongaku as it is transformed into the 1998 horror movie The Ring. Draped in shadows, Onkagu's vibrant electric neon-lit interiors will become the dark Japanese haunted videotape nightmare. The vibe is going to be eerie, with old TVs scattered around the venue and creepy music playing throughout; Samara is back! You will require liquid courage to make it through the night; luckily, deadly delicious Halloween-inspired cocktails are available all evening.
A chance to get dressed up in fancy dress, Ongaku's hidden door at CLAP will open at 11 pm with a special guest DJ curating killer beats all night.
Where: ONGAKU: DIFC, Gate Village Building 11, level 9 inside CLAP Dubai
When: Monday, October 31
Timing: 11 pm - 3 am
Dress code: Smart elegant, fancy dress encouraged!
For bookings and more information call +971 4 569 3820
REBORN: Bagatelle's iconic Halloween night meets Hollywood nostalgia
This Halloween, Bagatelle invites you to bring your favourite Hollywood star back to life at REBORN, an epic reunion of old Hollywood at Dubai's renowned French eatery and chic hotspot. Expect an unforgettable night of daring boldness, an electric atmosphere, thrilling entertainment, and culinary excellence.
With a reputation for throwing the most extravagant nights, this Halloween is no different, as Bagatelle prepares to excel once again with a party of epic proportions. For one night only, guests have the unique opportunity to relive life through the eyes of their favourite old Hollywood celebrity at Bagatelle.
Where: Bagatelle, 1st floor of The Fairmont Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Center Area
When: Monday, October 31
Timing: 8 pm – Late
Reservations: To book, call +971 (0)4 354 5035 or contact Bagatelle's new reservation email address at email@example.com