Dubai is exciting at any time of the year, but something happens to this vibrant city during Halloween. Suddenly, this ancient domain of warrior nomads becomes child-like and fun-minded. The sheer range of Halloween parties, kiddie treats, and scary costume competitions around the city is truly mind-blowing! Here’s a city that really knows the meaning of ‘original entertainment.’ There are several

activities for Halloween in Dubai

that you can choose from. The city of Dubai goes all out this Halloween to entertain you and your family, so don’t forget to make your way to one of the many fabulous Halloween parties this year.

1. Halloween Bash at Green Planet

Halloween Bash

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People of all age groups will enjoy the Halloween festivities lined up by the Green Planet, as this indoor rainforest-themed attraction will turn into a spooky planet in October. The venue will radiate a ghoulishly delightful theme, enhanced by spider webs, enigmatic pumpkins, and animal tombstones. Let your little ones indulge in face painting, mask-creation, and pumpkin carving.

Location: The Green Planet

Date: October 6 to 31, 2023

Timing: 10:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs

2. Happy Halloween at The Big Toys Brunch

Toys ‘R’ Us has planned an eerily entertaining Halloween party with several exciting activities, a meet-and-greet with Geoffrey (the giraffe), and, mostly, a delicious buffet. It is an incredible Halloween experience to enjoy with your little ones.

Location: Holiday Inn (Gateway Ave), Dubai Festival City

Date: October 8, 2023

Timing: 13:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs

3. Halloween at IMG Worlds of Adventure


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The IMG Boulevard at IMG Worlds of Adventure will be a haunted destination during the entire month of October, as it is all set to host one of the region’s largest Halloween events. The spooky fun and entertainment, featuring creepy rides, the haunted maze, and the Zombie Apocalypse, never stop!

Location: IMG Boulevard, IMG Worlds of Adventure

Date: October 1 to 31, 2023

4. Pirate Show and Monster Parade at Riverland Dubai

Riverland Dubai

Be part of the most unforgettable Halloween event ever at Riverland® at Dubai Parks and Resorts! Grab your family’s best spooky costumes and prepare to parade the streets of Riverland, offering terrifying selfie spots and scare-inducing meet-and-greets with the pirates and monsters. Enjoy scary but fabulous dining and retail therapy sessions as you wander through its restaurants and shops. Plenty of trick or treats, craftily-carved jack-o-lanterns, and tons of scares! Get ready for Halloween Dubai 2023 today!

Location: Riverland®, Dubai Parks and Resorts

Date: September 30 to November 12, 2023

Timing: Evening (Wednesday to Sunday)

5. Halloween Party: Botched Barbieland

1-Oak, one of Dubai’s popular nightclubs exuding New York’s vibrancy, is all set to transform its elegant space into a haunted nightmare. Blotched and spooky Barbies will roam free in this scary cavernous setting enriched by bizarre light effects, creepy music (from Levier, Ramesess, and MC Tino), and much more.

Location: 1-Oak, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay

Date: October 31, 2023

Timing: From 23:00 hrs

6. The Return of Monster Party at LEGOLAND® Dubai

Monster Party

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More from Dubai Parks and Resorts: LEGOLAND® Dubai has planned various attractions and experiences as part of their much-awaited Monster Party, adding to your Halloween celebrations. You can watch the Great Monster Chase (a 4D movie), join the V.I.M. Dance Party, and follow the Monster Brick or Treat Trail, among others. What’s more, your little ones can participate in the Best Dressed Monster contest.

Location: LEGOLAND® Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts

Date: October 6 to October 31, 2023

7. Bong’s Bingo: Halloween Special

Bong’s Bingo

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All are invited to this one-night extravaganza, so long as they dress to scare, which can even let them take home incredible cash prizes.

Location: Zero Gravity

Date: October 28, 2023

Timing: From 20:00 hrs

8. Horrors At Lucky Voice Dubai

Lucky Voice Dubai

Looking for a scary brunch and drunch session in Dubai? Join a dedicated party at the Lucky Voice karaoke bar. Make sure you drop in here with the most ghoulish look, as it helps you win a cash prize worth AED 4,000.

Location: Lucky Voice, Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights

Date: October 28

Timing: 13:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs (Brunch) and 20:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs (drunch)

9. The Screening Room

What’s a Halloween celebration without watching a horror movie? Head to Studio One Hotel, where you can have a spine-chilling session with popcorn and a welcome drink, thanks to the midnight cinema screening. With limited capacity, make sure you reserve your seats in advance.

Location: Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City

Date: October 31, 2023

Timing: From 23:45 hrs

10. Halloween Quiz Night

Halloween Quiz Night Dubai

Join Jono and Rich of Dubai 92, who will host an exciting Halloween quiz at Media One Hotel. Enjoy the fun fest all night and put on your best costume, as it can win you a Sri Lanka trip. Incredible live entertainment, a spooky atmosphere, and some awful Halloween scares are planned.

Location: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City

Date: November 1, 2023

Timing: 20:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs

11. Raspoutine Dubai

Halloween at Raspoutine Dubai

What could be more enthralling than a Halloween party based on a circus theme? Besides the utmost spookiness and live DJ entertainment, this Halloween celebration at Raspoutine Dubai offers an exclusive menu.

Location: DIFC, Dubai

Date: October 31, 2023

Timing: 21:30 hrs to 03:00 hrs

12. Bingo Game at Garden on 8

Have the most thrilling Halloween celebration as you enter Garden on 8 within the Media One Hotel! It invites you to enjoy bingo game and immerse yourself in its bone-chilling environment enhanced by creepy music. There are also talented artists for face painting, allowing you to turn yourself into a ghostly character.

Location: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City

Date: October 31, 2023

Timing: 20:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs

13. Halloween Dhow Cruise


Enjoy a special Halloween cruise around Dubai’s coastline and along the Dubai Creek in beautifully-decorated dhows. Dress up in your favorite scary rags and enjoy scintillating onboard entertainment as you watch the city lights pass by.

Location: Dubai Marina or Dubai Creek

14. STK Ladies Night

STK Ladies Night Halloween special

Attention all party-loving ladies, have a hauntingly fantastic night! Yes, it’s spooky Ladies Night at STK with a Halloween-exclusive menu, drinks, and live DJ performances.

Location: STK, Rixos Premium, JBR (The Walk)

Date: October 31, 2023

Timing: 19:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs and 21:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs

15. En Fuego

En Fuego Dubai

Halloween-themed dining and entertainment can’t get any better than at En Fuego within Atlantis, The Palm, where it will celebrate the day of the dead with a special dine and drink menu.

Location: Atlantis The Palm

Date: October 28, 2023

Timing: 13:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs

16. Ernst Beirgarten

Ernst Beirgarten Dubai

The major draw here is not just the Halloween brunch; you can also try your hand at a pumpkin carving contest with all tools provided. The best thing is that the winners can enjoy a free brunch.

Location: Hotel One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre

Date: October 28, 2023

Timing: 12:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs


It’s time to get your spooky costumes out of the attic and dust them off. Well, don’t dust them off completely; leave some cobwebs for originality. It doesn’t matter what you dress as an insane hatchet-wielding doctor, a witch on steroids or the scariest ghost ever! Bring out the child in you, and carve some spooky-looking jack-o-lanterns, and scare the hell out of everyone in Dubai!

Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

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