Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to pick out the spookiest costume you can find and get ready to celebrate whatever happens that night.
A number of notable places in Abu Dhabi are throwing events – from brunches to murder mystery nights – for the occasion, and with October 31 falling on a Sunday this year, you know Halloween weekend is going to be filled. .
Here’s a look at the best places for tips and treats across the capital.
The Lawn, Al Maryah Island
A “Monster Village” will be set up at The Lawn, outside The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, to delight young people for Halloween. Expect themed decorations and plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied, including mask making, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, and treat bag making.
Thursday and Friday October 28 and 29, 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. various prices; The lawn, outside the Galleria, Al Maryah Island; thegalleria.ae
Bab Al Nojoom
The luxury camping experience in Abu Dhabi has a lot of ghosts and fears lined up this Halloween. Families can look forward to a scavenger hunt, face painting, and music, and then can head to 28 degrees for some ghost stories – fun for the whole family.
Friday October 29; from 19h ; 250 Dh for adults, 125 Dh for 5 to 12 year olds; babalnojoum.com
Droplets by Caboodle
It’s a day of ghosts and scares at the interactive children’s play area on Sunday, October 31. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., expect a range of Halloween-themed activities, including an extravagant show, arts and crafts, music, hand painting and more. Make sure the kids are dressed their best for Halloween for a chance to win lots of prizes. This is suitable for children up to 6 years old and they must all be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday October 31; 2 pm-6pm; 99 DH for two hours; Galleria Al Maryah Island; 02 584 9548 or WhatsApp 055 800 2781; dropletsbycaboodle.ae
Baby development class experts are organizing two events for toddlers this Saturday. Baby Pumpkin and Spooky Wooky are fun, age-appropriate activities that are not designed to scare, but to create a fun atmosphere that celebrates fall. Make sure to dress up the little monsters. There are different times for different ages, with children up to the age of three and a half being allowed to participate.
Saturday, October 23; 120 Dh for two hours for baby and parents; Abu Dhabi Country Club; 055 112 6895; [email protected]
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Make this Halloween one to remember by spending it kayaking the night away. The calm waters of the world-famous art museum provide the perfect spooky setting, and to add to the ambiance, Louvre Abu Dhabi invites kayakers to dress up in costume during the two evening sessions on Sunday, October 31 – the most scary the better.
Sunday October 31 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. 126 DH each; Louvre Abu Dhabi; louvreabudhabi.ae
Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
The indoor theme park has a month of spooky events to celebrate the season. Every week in October will be a spooky Friday in Gotham City, with villains planning a takeover and two new DC supervillains making their appearance. On Saturdays, families can embark on a mystery-solving adventure with Scooby-Doo and the gang. All they have to do is grab a Scooby’s treat card at the entrance, find the treat stations, get dabbed, and grab the treats.
Meanwhile, Cartoon Junction will be transformed – think carved pumpkins, dangling cobwebs, scarecrows, and Looney Tunes characters dressed to scare.
Finally, for the ladies, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi presents its first costume-themed Women of Warner Ladies Night on Tuesday, October 26, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. No men allowed.
Every Friday and Saturday in October; Dh295 for a day ticket; the island of Yas; wbworldabudhabi.com
Coya Abu Dhabi
The Peruvian hotspot goes all out with a spooky nighttime brunch dubbed “The Tribe of the Uncontacted” on Thursday, October 28. The theme is loosely based on a tribe that operates in the Amazon rainforest and it is rumored that some members will be heading to the United Arab Emirates, ready to party that night.
A specially curated playlist, a rainforest-inspired setup, and Coya’s famous ceviche, maki rolls, sashimi, and chicken baos will make this a night to remember.
Thursday October 28, from 6.30 p.m. prices start at Dh650; The Galleria, Al Maryah Island; 02 306 7000, coyarestaurant.com
For a good ol ‘thriller, head to the classic Irish pub, which will host two murder mystery dinners, in partnership with In The Details events. Guests will be encouraged to solve clues, interpret evidence, and find the murderer – and costumes are highly recommended, of course.
Thursday and Friday 28 and 29 October, from 7 p.m. from 250 DH; Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street; 02 695 0515; pjsubabudhabi.com
Stars and bars
Party day and night at the Sports Pub, which will host a American Horror Story-six-hour themed brunch on Friday October 29. Expect tasty treats and themed decor, and the best dressed guest will win a Dh 2,000 cash prize.
Friday October 29, 1 pm-7pm; Dh299; Yas Marina, Yas Island; starsnbars.ae
Head to the laid-back Lounge, which will be transformed into ‘Haunted Halls of Hallgloween’ for a spectacular three-day special. Competitions, prizes and costumes are expected and there will be a live performance by the resident saxophonist. Meanwhile, the chef has prepared an extensive menu with monster popcorn, Frankenstein nachos, and spooky pizza.
From Friday to Sunday October 29 to 31, from 6 p.m. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island; rosewoodhotels.com
The Latin American restaurant celebrates Halloween with a Dia de los Muertos brunch on Friday, October 29. The adults-only meal will feature shows and spooky decor, and guests are encouraged to wear their spookiest costumes to win prizes. Meanwhile, on the menu, hot and cold starters to share, which will be followed by a choice of a main course and a dessert.
Friday October 29, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dh295; the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad towers; corniche path; 02 811 5666; [email protected]
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Update: October 21, 2021 9:02 am