9 great Halloween parties to try in Dubai
Fiesta de los Muertos
Probably one of the biggest Halloween events this year. Stormzy, Gorillaz, Carly Rae Jepsen and Massari are all set to perform at the Dubai Autism Rocks Arena on Friday, October 27. Expect some to see some great costumes, light effects and of course, some quality acts.
When: 4pm-1.30am, Friday, October 27
Where: Dubai Autism Rocks Arena
Price: From AED350
Disco Inferno at 7 Elephants
It’s all about going back in time for 7 Elephants this year. The chic al fresco venue in DIFC is transforming into a disco wonderland for Halloween and is encouraging all of its guests to dress up as their favourite old school villain. We wonder how many people will be going as Chucky and Jason…
When: From 6pm on wards, Tuesday, October 31
Where: 7 Elephants, Level C, Emirates Financial Towers
Contact: + 971 4 354 4354, website
Halloween Special at Bongo’s Bingo
Bongo’s Bingo’s Halloween night proved so popular that it sold out in a matter of minutes. But fear not, they’ve added another day. So, if you’d like to dress up, play games (bingo, namely) and potentially win some cash prizes for your get-up, get your tickets here.
When: 8pm-3am, Friday, October 27
Where: ON42, Media One Hotel, Media City
Price: AED150 per ticket
Witches night at Cielo Lounge
While it may be called “witches night” we’re pretty sure that there will be other fictional characters there too – few nurses, couple of cats and maybe even a vampire. Aside from free-flowing red fruity mixes, ladies will be treated to live entertainment courtesy of the venue’s resident DJ who, we’re sure, will be playing a number of “spooky” tracks.
When: 9pm - 1am, Tuesday, October 31
Where: Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
Contact: +971 4 416 1800, website
Halloween Night at The Irish Village
The city’s beloved Irish hub is hosting a free party that the entire family can attend. Expect a day filled with Halloween themed games, live entertainment – DJ Marky Mark will be on deck – and, costume competitions – word on the street is that they’ll be giving a number of goods to the best dressed woman, man and little one.
Where: The Irish Village, Al Garhoud
When: 6pm-1am, kids until 9.30pm, Tuesday, October 31
Contact: +971 4 282 4750, website
Midnight Freakshow at Nasimi Beach
As the name suggests, Nasimi Beach will be crawling with creepy creatures – clowns, no doubt – and infamous carnival characters – more clowns. Aside from clowns (sorry but there will be clowns), be sure to look out for eerie performers who will be passing out special drink cards. Keeping the crowd and carnival going are DJs Danny Howard, Alex Evander, David De Luca and Scottie B.
When: 7pm-3am, Thursday, October 26
Where: Atlantis The Palm
Price: AED150 at the door
Contact: +971 55 200 4321, website
Burning Beach at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
It’s a bit like the Burning Man festival in the US, only a way more chilled. Expect everything from crazy costumes to live entertainment from Jixo & Danz, DJ Frederick Stone as well as Hosh and Lehar. Be sure to wear comfy shoes because you are going to be dancing, a lot.
When: 1pm-11pm, Friday, October 27
Where: Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
Halloween at Cirque le Soir
When your venue is notorious for embracing everything “weird”, you’re going to be throwing quite the party for Halloween. And, that’s exactly what Cirque le Soir plan to do. For three days the intriguing venue will be upping the ante with its live entertainment and special performances. Dressing up is highly recommended.
When: 11pm-3am, Monday, October 30 - Wednesday, November 2
Where: Fairmont Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 50 995 5400, website
The Rocky Horror Tiki show at Mahiki
Everyone’s favourite Polynesian bar is hosting a four-day extravaganza in celebration of the magic that is Halloween. It’s not just any party, this one has a special Rocky Horror Show Tiki theme – should be interesting. The party that kicks off on Thursday, October 26, will see guests who arrive before 9pm be treated to “spooky” pint-sized drinks while all those who arrive in costume will receive a special themed mix. Ladies will be treated to free-flowing grape and mixes on Tuesday, October 31, from 9pm to 1am. There will be live entertainment on all four nights too.
When: Thursday, October 26 - Tuesday, October 31
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Contact: +971 55 2160 181, website