It’s that time of year again – where something evil is lurking in the dark and if you can’t beat ‘em, we say join ‘em! So, in spirit of all things frightful, adorn your best spook-tastic get up and head to these haunted venues for a ghoulishly fun evening.
Dinner and party
Kicking off at 8pm, Warehouse is hosting a Stalking Dead Party, where there’s an al carte menu to dine from before the evening descends into full party mode. A lively soundtrack is supplied by Dusty Notes and a guest DJ until the early hours of the morning. Book a table for dinner by calling +971 4 702 2455.
Trick or treat
Dubai’s cutest café, Tania’s Teahouse is getting in the festive spirit today with their suitably adorable Halloween treats. Treat yourself to a pumpkin spice chai latte and a spooky themed cupcake or sugar cookie – after all, if not today then when? Plus, if you fancy getting creative, there’s an option to decorate your own cupcake and have a hot drink for just Dhs45. 8am-10pm, +971 4 324 0021
Fans of tapas should make their way to Casa de Tapas at Dubai Creek Club tonight for their Halloween Spook-tacular festivities. Gather your amigos and head there for a ghoulish gathering of delicious food, live music and scary surprises. There’s an a la carte menu on offer along with a special ‘spooky’ cocktail complimentary for all guests. 8pm onwards, +971 4 416 1800
Halloween beach party
Spend the scariest day of the year booging on the beach at Barasti’s Sandrox: A Spooktacular Halloween Special. DJ and percussion show, Warrior Grooves is bringing their explosive tunes to the waterfront venue where it is expected party goers will dress-up, as there’s a chance to win a beer bucket if you do (just make sure you keep the costume cool as it’s still warm after dark). Open from 11am-3am, entry is free, +971 4 318 1313
Drink up witches
Award winning restaurant, Rüya Dubai at Grosvenor House is hosting a night of spooky entertainment, ghoulishly themed drinks and devilishly delicious dishes tonight. The 360-degree bar will be serving up a pumpkin flavoured dessert, plus all house drinks, (including their Halloween themed cocktail) are priced at Dhs35 all night. Best dressed wins dinner or brunch for two. 6pm onwards, +971 4 399 9123
Adventure lovers should head to TEP Factor (think team player games meet an escape room) today. The ‘cave’ features 21 challenges for you to take on and if you go dressed up today, you’ll receive 50% off the excitement. Plus, even if you don’t fare too well in the game, there’s additional prizes for the best costumes of the night! 6pm- 11pm, +971 56 404 0802
Phantom of the Opera brunch
You may have heard that the Phantom is in town this month? If you haven't managed to nab tickets or even if you have, and you just love the passionate musical – you won’t want to miss this themed brunch. Phantom of the Rooftop is The Loft at Dubai Opera’s Halloween party tonight. Best dressed wins a bottle of bubbly so grab your mask and let your darker side give in…Dhs249 for bottomless drinks and gourmet nibbles. 9pm-12am. +971 4 362 7312