Halloween in Dubai: 13 Best spots to celebrate Halloween with kids in the UAE 2021
It’s Halloween in Dubai this Sunday 31 October, and that means a weekend filled with glorious, ghostly games, food and fun.
From exploring haunted chambers, to trick-or-treat events and free ghoulish goodies, choose from our pick of the very best family-friendly activities happening in the UAE this weekend, for a spine-tingling time that’s both chilled-out and chilling…
HAVE A FANGTASTIC FAMILY FIESTA
Don your spookiest outfits and visit the new Family Fiesta Brunch at The World Eatery at Sofitel The Palm. This Saturday 30 October the Halloween-themed brunch will have some ghoulishly delicious food and decor for the whole family to enjoy. The dedicated play area will also have plenty of activities to keep the young minds entertained.
Details: Starting from Dh290 for adults including drinks while children under 6 years dine complimentary.
CRUNCH ON *FREE* CREEPY COOKIES
Uzbek eatery ZOR will be giving away free Halloween ghoul and pumpkin cookies to all kids that dine in the restaurant on Oct 31. The venue will be decorated with all things scary to set the spooky scene. And while you’re there, why not tuck into a scrummy-yet-scary Halloween stuffed pumpkin? Filled with creamy sauce, chicken and mushrooms, and a few special spices, it’s as nourishing as Halloween is ever going to get! (Dh90 for one stuffed pumpkin, available only on 31 October).
Details: Free cookies for kids all day on 31 October at ZOR, The Pointe, Contact 04 566 9612 or [email protected]
BREAK THE WITCHES’ SPELL AT OLIOLI
Children’s interactive play museum OliOli has got a scavenger hunt with a difference this Halloween, with an imaginative, fa-boo-lous concept that’s sure to get kids’ spines tingling and minds thinking! Children are invited to enter the enchanted OliOli world, in which witches have captured all the treats and cast a spell to make them rotten. By exploring the many activity-filled galleries of the immersive museum on a scavenger hunt, kids will be encouraged to solve challenges, rhymes, puzzles, and riddles to break the wicked spell and be rewarded with a sweet treat. Don’t forget to dress up – there will be prizes for the best costume!
Details: OliOli Trick-AND-Treat run from 28 October to 30 October. Tickets cost Dh126 for one child and one adult, which includes access to the OliOli Trick-AND-Treat.
GHOULISHLY GLIDE YOUR WAY TO FAB PRIZES
There are terrific treats up for grabs for the best dressed child on the ice this Friday 29 October at Dubai Ice Rink. Come wearing your most terrifying togs and the boy and girl with the best costume will win one-month unlimited access to Dubai Ice Rink at the end of each session.
Details: From 10am on Friday 29 October, tickets from Dh72.50, Dubaiicerink.com.
‘BRICK OR TREAT’ AT LEGOLAND DUBAI
Legoland Dubai has some spooktacular treats in store for visitors this Halloween. Running daily from now until 31 October 2021, activities include ‘Brick or Treat’, ‘Lego Pumpkin Build’, ‘Lego Pumpkin Patch’ and ‘Cobweb Dance Classes’. With extended opening hours until 8pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, children can come along wearing their favourite Halloween costumes in order to take part in the classic ‘Brick or Treat’ tradition, collecting fistfuls of HARIBO sweeties and other goodies hidden around the park. If you’re looking for something a little more nourishing then the Monster Burgers and Black Ice Cream at Knight’s Table restaurant or Candy Apples at Granny’s Apple Fries might do the trick, while the Halloween Cookie Decorating Kit available at The Café is sure to delight kids and adults alike.
Details: The Halloween celebrations at Legoland Dubai are complimentary for guests with a valid entry ticket, as well as Annual Pass Holders. Legoland Dubai full day ticket price is Dh275 to be purchased at the gate – 20% discount applicable if booked online 24 hours in advance.
EXPLORE THE HAUNTED CHAMBERS AT THE LOST CHAMBERS AQUARIUM
From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 October The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis is transforming into The Haunted Chambers, featuring spooky decorations, exciting games, sea creature interactions, expert talks, and cool-yet-creepy photo opportunities at every corner. Come dressed to impress as boo-tiful prizes will be handed out for the most hauntingly outfitted guests.
Details: Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October, 10.30am – 9pm, Dh85 per adult and one child under 12 in costume enters free with each adult (Dh65 per child thereafter). To book tickets, visit https://www.atlantis.com/dubai/atlantis-aquaventure/lost-chambers-aquarium.
GET SLIMEY AT THE KASTLE OF TERRORZ
Until 6 November, KidZania Dubai is offering Halloween-themed fun in its special ‘Kastle of Terrorz’. Kids can enjoy glow-in-the-dark slime making, a haunted maze and other spooky entertainment! Kids who dress up as their favourite characters can also enter the costume competition for a chance to win some amazing prizes.
Details: From Dh195 for kids aged 4 and above, https://dubai.kidzania.com/en-ae.
ENJOY EERIE-SISTIBLE BAKING AND FREAKY FACE PAINTING AT MONDOUX
Family-friendly European restaurant Mondoux, located in Dubai Creek Harbour, has curated a spookilicious kids’ menu for lunch and dinner and arranged a fun-filled afternoon of Halloween activities on Saturday, 30 October 2021. Visit for a festively themed lunch of Monster burgers and eyeball pasta, while the kids can enjoy free-of-charge Freaky Face Painting from 11am – 2pm. Or book in for the Eerie-sistible Cupcake Baking Workshop from 1pm – 2.30pm. This hands-on 1.5 hours chef-supervised workshop comes with a Mondoux branded t-shirt and a kids’ meal – one item off the themed kids’ menu, a glass of fruit juice or warm milk, and a choice of ice-cream or fruit. Parents will receive 20 percent off their meal.
Details: Cupcake workshop is Dh150. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. Spaces are limited and prior bookings are a must. https://mondoux.ae/home/
COMPETE IN SQUID GAMES AT AQUAVENTURE WATERPARK
There are a range of blood-curdlingly competitive games and challenges happening all Halloween weekend at Aquaventure Waterpark. From a Shark Hunt to a Zombie Walk, and a Pumpkin Shoot Out to the Squid Games-famed Red Light Green Light Game, each activity will include the chance to win spooktacular prizes, such as Aquaventure Waterpark passes, experiences at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point, or tickets for the Fish Tales Tour in The Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Details: Activities are open to all ages and are running at different times throughout the weekend. To book waterpark tickets, visit https://www.atlantis.com/dubai/atlantis-aquaventure/aquaventure-waterpark. For more info contact 0426 1000, or visit www.atlantis.com/dubai.
GET SPOOKED WITH THE SMURFS AT LAPITA
Polynesian-inspired resort Lapita is offering a cuter take on the Halloween spirit with its Smurf-themed brunch at casual dining restaurant Kalea. While the adults take full advantage of the spectacular brunch set up, the little ones can enjoy a series of Halloween-themed activities, including trick or treat and costume competition, all whilst taking pictures for the memory book with the Smurfs!
Details: Friday 29 October, from 1pm – 4pm, brunch packages start from Dh250 per person, with a 50 percent discount for kids on each package. Advanced booking is required, contact [email protected] or call +9714 810 9421.
HUNT FOR HALLOWEEN PRIZES AT DIG IT!
From the 29-30 October, there’s a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt taking place at 11:30am and at 3:30pm in construction-zone-inspired play park Dig It, at The Springs Souk. Kids can scrabble in the rubble and dig in the dirt for some fab prizes, or enjoy some of the Halloween-themed arts and crafts that are on all weekend, including eerie glow-in-the-dark slime making.
Details: Scavenger hunt held from 29-30 October at 11.30am and 3.30pm at Dig It at The Springs Souk.
HAVE A BOO!-LICIOUS BRUNCH
The Address Dubai Marina’s Restaurant is hosting a ghostly, Halloween-themed brunch on Friday, 29th October. Indulge in a ferocious feast including an array of spooky treats and live cooking stations while the little ones enjoy fun activities, bouncy castle and PlayStation games in a dedicated, cinema-themed kids’ corner. Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite Halloween costume to get a chance to win cool prizes!
Details: Friday 29 October, 1pm to 4pm, price of brunch includes one free Reel Cinema ticket: Dh225 soft package, Dh325 house; Dh425 bubbly; Dh125 kids age 7-12; kids 6 and under eat free (no cinema ticket included). To book contact 04 436 7777 or email at [email protected].
SCREAM FOR SPINE-CHILLING FREE ICE CREAM AT LDC
Forget about Halloween candies and treat the kids to some truly chilling FREE ice cream at LDC venues across the UAE for everyone who turns up to the venue dressed in a Halloween costume on 31 October. That’s what we call a sweet deal!
Details: Free ice cream for those in Halloween costumes at all LDC locations on October 31.
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