I know, I know, its a screamfest most days when you’re a toddler parent. The tot terror force is usually on full throttle by 5pm, and sleep deprivation has had you looking like a ghoul since around 2014. Who needs Halloween, right?
But I have to admit, it is a lot of fun! I may be approaching 30, but the idea of getting dressed up and collecting sweeties (with my toddler of course) has me quite excited this year. Alas, due to my recent bout of pregnancy sickness with baby #2, I probably will just go as an extra from The Walking Dead (i.e. MYSELF!), but all the same, I wanted to put this post together as there are some really fantastic Halloween parties taking place across Dubai for the little ones to enjoy this year.
In date order for ease, here are some of my top picks…
Kids HQ Halloween Party
The brilliant Kids HQ will celebrate Halloween with a spooky party on Thursday 27th October. Packed with fun for kids between the ages of 2-6 to enjoy, the entertainment includes best costume for kids (and adults!), a spooky art project, a magic show, scary face painting, glitter tattooing, a photo-booth, snacks, and free play for the little gremlins in the fab play area.
Date: Thursday 27th October Time: 4pm – 6pm Price: 85 AED per child for the first 20 registrations, and 100 AED per child after that Location: Umm Suqeim Road Barsha 2 More Info: www.kidshq.ae
Beastly Family Brunch at Atlantis
Ideal for some frighteningly good fun for little and big monsters alike, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar holds its beastly family brunch on Friday 28th October from 12:30pm-4pm. From scary stories and face-painting to ghostly decorations plus a stash of delicious treats – there will be plenty for everyone to enjoy – parents included.
Date: Friday 28th October Time: 12:30pm-4pm Price: AED95 per child and AED335 per adult with selected house beverages Location: Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Atlantis The Palm More Info: https://www.atlantisthepalm.com/special-offers/halloween
Hellishly Horrible Halloween Party at My Gym UAE
The popular kids health facility, My Gym UAE, is hosting a monstrous afternoon of My Gym fun on Friday October 28th (Al Wasl branch). The party will include a slimy pot lucky dip, freaky face painting, a chance to meet “Bones” the skeleton in the spooky room, and more.
Date: Friday October 28th Time: Various slots between 3:00 – 6:30pm Price: 90 AED member, 100 AED non-member. Location: Al Wasl branches More Info: www.mygym.com/dubai
Creepy Chambers at The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Atlantis
For a trick or treat experience like no other, The Lost Chambers Aquarium opens its doors for the ultimate eerie experience beneath the sea. On Friday 28th October between 7pm-12am adults and children alike are invited to tread carefully as they explore the creepy chambers complete with gruesome creatures, spooky surprises, fa-boo-lous photo ops and tons of treats. Terrifying prizes will also be handed out to those in the best costumes.
Date: Friday 28th October Time: 7pm-12am Price: AED 120 per adult and AED 90 per child, Under 12s in costume enter free with each paying adult Location: The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Atlantis The Palm More Info: https://www.atlantisthepalm.com/special-offers/halloween
Fun City SpookFest
Fun City SpookFest is back for its 7th year running! Held annually across Fun City stores to celebrate the Halloween festival, the spooktacular event for children aged between 3 and 9 years old is one of the largest fancy-dress parties in the region and comes filled with a host of spooky fun, games and prizes for children to enjoy. Held this year on Saturday 29th October between 6PM-8PM, the Fun City team will be organizing Halloween-themed activities, including Mummy Wrapping and Monster Freeze, with all children receiving a complimentary kiddie meal and goodie bag.
Date: Saturday 29th October Time: 6PM-8PM Price: AED 70 per child Location: Fun City stores across the UAE More Info: http://funcity.ae/
Trick or Treat at Splash ‘n’ Party
Dubai’s ultimate aqua park for tots, Splash ‘n’ Party, is celebrating Halloween with an exclusive kids party. Taking place on 31st October from 3.30 to 6.30 pm, your little ones can enjoy a costume party, pumpkin patches and Halloween’s most famous tradition – ‘trick-or-treat’. With splash slides and splash pads to enjoy, the party will also include a spooky fire show, a scary magic show, and a bungee trampoline to keep kids and adults of all ages entertained. In addition to that, the best ‘Halloween Swimming Costume’ will win a one year membership to Splash n Party worth AED 1, 999.
Date: Monday 31st October Time: 3.30 to 6.30 pm Price: AED 100 per child, 1 adult is free for every 1 child paying – any additional adult will be charged AED 50 Location: Villa no. 1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah More Info: www.splashnparty.ae
‘Young Frankenstein’ Film Screening at Rove Downtown Dubai
One for the slightly older kids, Rove Downtown Dubai invites families for a Halloween themed evening to watch a family favourite ‘Young Frankenstein’ in its popular hangout restaurant, The Daily. Complete with complimentary popcorn and a themed menu, fiendish food will include ‘devil’ hot dogs, ‘witch’ finger cookies, eccentric Halloween desserts, and more.
Date: Monday 31st October Time: 8:00 – 11:00pm Price: Free for adults and kids Location: The Daily at Rove Downtown Dubai More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/348038875530427/
The Dark Escape at Wafi Mall
Located in the Main Atrium, a mysterious maze will be open to enter – IF YOU DARE! From 27th – 31st October, ‘The Dark Escape’ will be accessible for all customers who shop at Wafi Mall and present a receipt. Known as a destination for families, the maze is open to customers of all ages who can pick which section to enter based on their level of fear.
Date: 27th – 31st October Time: All day Price: Free upon presentation of Wafi receipt Location: Wafi Mall More Info: www.wafi.com