Spooked out about how you can entertain your kids this Halloween? Don’t worry, there are plenty of events around town which are bound to keep your little monsters busy.
You can always decorate your own home, make a few Halloween treats, carve up a pumpkin, and take your kids down the street for a trick or treat trip. But if you want to skip the hassle of setting up and cleaning up afterwards, here are a few options to check out this October.
And if you’re worried about costumes, take a look at a few places where your can find costumes, decorations and other Halloween essentials.
Halloween events for kids
|Event||Location||Date (Oct)||Time||Child fee(AED)||Age||Adult fee(AED)||Description||Emirate|
|Haunted Heights or Trick or Treat||Wild Wadi Water Park||17th -8th Nov||1pm – 6pm||235||N/A||295||Activities include a walk through a haunted house, and trick or treating through the park. Ticket prices based on height, not age.||Dubai|
|Spookfest 2014||Fun City and Fun Ville||30th||12pm||60||3 – 12||N/A||Fun City and Fun Ville outlets across the UAE will be hosting Halloween events. Activities include trick or treat, games and costume competitions. Parents need to register before noon on 30th October.||Abu Dhabi & Dubai|
|Fright Night at the Marina||The Emirates Palace Marina||31st||6pm||50||3 – 10||100||Activities for kids include haunted docks, spooky boat rides, scary movies and prizes for dressing up. Adults can enjoy a BBQ and drinks. Hotel guests will enter for free; all guests need to RSVP to the event for guaranteed entrance.||Abu Dhabi|
|Ghost Town Halloween Party||Emirates Golf Club||31st||4pm -10pm||70||4 – 12||125||Guests can win cash for best costumes. Activities include bungee jumping, haunted tunnels, bouncy castle, face painting, scary movie and a pumpkin garden. Free entry for children under four.||Dubai|
|Fairmont Falcon Kids’ Club Halloween party||Fairmont The Palm||31st||4pm-6pm or 7pm-9m||180||4 – 15||N/A||Kids will win prizes for original or scary costumes. Activities include face painting, trick or treat, dancing and cookie decorating. Parents have the option of two party timings, and will need to book in advance.||Dubai|
|Wizarding World of Atlantis Kids Club||Kids Club, Atlantis The Palm||31st||6:30pm -10:30pm||290||3 – 9||N/A||The club will host activities such as trick or treat, arts and craft and a costume competition. Parents are required to book in advance.||Dubai|
|Zombie Crush Apocalypse||Club Rush, Atlantis The Palm||31st||7pm -12am||70||10 – 18||N/A||Halloween party for pre-teens and teens – entertainment, music and special treats at the Sugar Rush Bar while hanging out with their friends. Tickets can be bought at the door.||Dubai|
|Contagion Run||Nad Al Sheba, Cycle and Jogging Track||31st||4pm||50+||16+||50+||Register as Zombies, or as Survivors and join the 5km obstacle race. Zombies will be assigned to areas with the aim of catching Survivors who each have three lives. Ticket prices depend on which team your decide to be with and start as AED 50. Register before the 24th to join the race.||Dubai|
Stores and locations for Halloween costume and decorations:
- Ace Hardware: Dubai Festival City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Yas Island, Mina Road
- Mr Ben’s Costume Closet: Al Ghazal Shopping Centre, Al Wasl Road, Dubai
- Diaso: Lamcy Plaza, Arabian Center, Oasis Center, Safeer Mall , Al Wahda Mall
- Mystique Costumes: Al Barsha & Beach Center
- Party World: Al Barsha & Motor City
- Dragon Mart: International City