Ghosts and ghosts are at play…
If you’re looking for a way to liven up your spooky season with activities that are more adventurous than just pumpkin carving, we’ve got you covered.
Here are seven ways to celebrate Halloween in Abu Dhabi…
Jazz & Fizz
Jazz & Fizz will host the most outrageous parties on Saturday 29th October and Monday 31st. Show up in your spookiest Halloween party outfit and you’ll get a free drink and a chance to win prizes. Guests can dive into a terrifying cocktail menu that guarantees a devilish good time.
Jazz & Fizz, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Sat 29 Oct, Mon 31 10pm-2am, one free drink for those in costume, tel: (0)2 813 7777, sofitelabudhabicorniche.com
If you’re planning to host a crazy party or just full of partying for this spooktacular holiday, treat yourself to Yamonte Atelier’s specialty pastries. Dark and dangerous ghosts, skeletons and zombies are drawn in their delicious treats, so you can’t help but feel really scary.
Yamanote Atelier, from multiple locations, can be ordered online, yamanoteeatelier.com
Brunch at Le Corniche Dining
Celebrate the scariest time of the year with your loved ones at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Your day will be spent making trips to their spookily delicious cocktail station and feasting on a Halloween inspired menu. With spooky decor, a live band and trick-or-treating for your little ones, this brunch has something for everyone. Guests are invited to brunch on Saturday, October 29 from 13:00 to 16:00. A soft drink package costs Dhs255 and house drinks cost Dhs380.
Le Corniche, Sofitel Abu Dhabi, Sat 29 Oct, 1-4pm, from Dhs255, Tel: (0)2 813 7777, sofitelabudhabicorniche.com
Dark and dangerous pool party at DIPFest
Looking for a way to spice up your Halloween party? DIPFest is hosting a tooth-tactic nighttime pool party on Friday, October 28, setting you up perfectly for a weekend of terrifying fun. For Dhs199, you can start the party with brunch from 8pm to 11pm, which gives you free entry to the pool party. If you plan to join later, ladies enter for free before midnight, after which you have to pay Dh100. Entry for men costs Dhs125.
Aloft Hotel, National Exhibition Centre, Al Rawdah Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi, Fri 28 Oct, Brunch Dhs199 8pm-11pm, Girls free entry before 12pm Dhs100 after, Gents Dhs125, facebook.com/dipfestabudhabi/
Halloween Murder Mystery Brunch
There has been a murder. Not really of course, this is Abu Dhabi, but PJ O’Reilly’s special “who knows?” murder mystery brunch ‘there really has been a *wink* murder’. Organized and presented in partnership with In The Details Events, the brunch crowd acts as sidekicks flexing their investigative muscles – helping the evening’s Columbo solve riddles, puzzle interactive clues and reveal who the six scandal-mongers are. doubters, know. You have to separate the improbable from the impossible, and whoever is left, no matter how improbable, must be to blame… From scratch, our dear What’s-On readers. The food includes classic PJ-style plates, there will be prizes and of course a scary set of drinks. Unconfirmed but possible drinks include: Grim and tonics, moan-haunt-tans and pinot grigi-ohhh. Probably not, though.
Fri 28.10., 19-22, house package 295 Dhs.
PJ O’Reilly is open daily from noon to 2am, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi. Tel: (800) 101 101, @leroyalmeridienabudhabi #pjsabudhabi
Enter the world of mystery Warner Bros. in World
Take in the spine-chilling action at Warner Bros. World in Abu Dhabi in October. Expect more terrifying activities and experiences in this immersive theme park. Warner Bros. has gone all out and introduced new characters like Scooby-Doo and Catwoman’s gang, as well as devilish favorites like Harley Quinn. Take part in a treasure hunt or feast on Halloween-inspired dishes. This month-long party runs until Monday, October 31st, so there’s plenty of time to get in on all the party fun.
Warner Bros World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, Thursday to Tuesday 10am to 8pm, Wed 10am to 6pm, tel: 600 511115, wbworldabudhabi.com
Brunch in Mykonos
What better way to spend a Saturday than brunch? On Halloween, Mykonos hosts a special brunch from 19:00 to 23:00 starting at Dhs199. Make sure you dress up in your fiercest fancy clothes because you could be the winner of their costume contest. Make your Halloween in Abu Dhabi the most memorable…
Mykonos, Le Meridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Brunch Sat Oct 29, 7pm-11pm, Dhs199, lemeridienvillageexperience.com
Wild Wolf Halloween Party at COYA
COYA Abu Dhabi has long been known for its parties and wild brunches. On Saturday, October 29, this Peruvian restaurant will take on a supernatural and foreign atmosphere, more enchanting than any of its previous parties. Joyful music by Coya’s in-house DJ and sumptuous Peruvian cuisine make for a party not to be missed. Make sure you dress up in your most head-turning looks and party late into the night at 7pm.
COYA, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat 29 Oct, Minimum spend from Dhs1000, Tel: (0)2 306 7000, coyarestaurant.com
Dinner buffet at La Terrazza
Grab your squad and head down to La Terrazza for their special Halloween themed dinner buffet. Expect a festive spread, which can be enjoyed for Dhs149 on soft drinks or Dhs199 on house drinks. There’s plenty of time to take advantage of this offer, which runs from Wednesday 26 October to Monday 31 October.
La Terrazza, Radisson Blue Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Wed 26 Oct – Mon 31, from Dhs149, Tel: (0)2 681 1900, radissonhotels.com
Scary nights in the Tavern
Spend your Halloween weekend at this authentic British pub in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Tavern spices up a weekend full of festivities. Enjoy this spooky party from Saturday, October 29th to Monday, October 31st from 6pm to 2am.
Tavern, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, from 6pm-2am from Dhs49, Tel: (0)2 697 0260, marriott.com
Scary entertainment at Glo Bar
This time of year calls for the spookiest stories and costumes, and what better way to celebrate than in the scariest setting at Glo Bar? This lounge takes things to the next level with live entertainment, face painting and a costume contest. Guests are taken on a journey in candlelight and eerie black and orange decor. Thanks to live saxophone performances, the atmosphere is unparalleled.
Glo Bar, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Sat 29 October 6pm-late, Tel: (0)2 813 5550, rosewoodhotels.com
NIRI’s warrior brunch
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On Saturday, October 29, Niri will debut its new annual Halloween party. The party is themed around the popular anime series, Demon Slayer, and features a specially curated menu, free-flowing drinks and a DJ. This stylish Japanese outlet invites all brunch men to channel their inner warrior this spookily festive weekend.
Niri, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, 1-5pm, from Dhs300, Tel: (0)2 546 8886, nirirestaurant.com
The world of spooks at Al Maryah Island
This Halloween Al Maryah Island transforms into Spooks World in line with the island’s spooky Halloween festivities. From Friday 28th October to Saturday 29th there will be many activities to take part in. From Halloween costume contests to Trick or Treat and mysterious games that will scare and delight guests. A spooky selection of live shows and spooky entertainment will delight and frighten the whole family.
South Plaza, Al Maryah Island Abu Dhabi, Fri 28 Oct and Sat 29 Oct 16:00-22:00, @almaryahisland
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