Halloween activities for kids in the UAE

From horror castles to zip-lining here's where the most exciting children's Halloween events are taking place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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It's time for your young ones to get dressed up and head out for their tricks and treats. Here's our guide for children's activities happening this Halloween.

Haunted house and spooky kitchen at Tub of Butter

What: There's plenty happening at this Dubai restaurant, marketplace and deli this year, including Halloween masterclasses on October 30, where kids can learn how to make "spooky spaghetti and mummy meatballs". They can also try their hand at cookie and pumpkin decorating and pizza baking, watch a screening of Corpse Bride on October 31, and enjoy treats with a twist such as creepy cookies and chilling cupcakes, all week long from October 27.

Where: Tub of Butter, off Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

When: October 27 to 31

Spooky treats at Tub of Butter
Spooky treats at Tub of Butter

Trick for Treats, XDubai Skatepark

What: XDubai Skatepark at Kite Beach will be celebrating Halloween with a party. Trick for Treats will feature a skate trick showcase, costume competitions, food trucks and special offers on merchandise. There are also big prizes up for grabs.

Where: XDubai Skatepark at Kite Beach

When: October 27, 6.00pm to 1.00am. For more information, visit XDubai Kite Beach Skatepark's Facebook page @XGrounds

Halloween Bash at Wafi  

What: The Halloween Bash will include trick or treating, storytelling, costume competitions, arts and crafts, and face painting. There will be two cash prize of Dh1,000 each day for the best-dressed. You also have the chance to win Wafi vouchers and cash prizes if you take a selfie with one of the scary characters roaming the mall and post it to Instagram with #getspookyatWAFI.

Where: Wafi Mall, Dubai

When: October 27 and 28, 2.00pm to 9.00pm. For more information, visit Wafi's Facebook page

Conrad Dubai, Kids Halloween Brunch

What: A special Halloween brunch with face-painting, music, a haunted house, pool access, a treasure hunt and many more surprises for little ones. The brunch costs Dh199 per child and the price includes buffet and soft drinks.

When: October 27, 12.00 noon to 3.00pm

Where: Ballaro Terrace, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

Halloween at the Haunted Hotel, Fairmont The Palm

What: The All Hallows Eve Family Afternoon Tea involves ghoulish delights, eerie sweet and savory treats and delicious candies. Prizes will also be given to the best outfits of the night; Dh95 for adults and Dh65 for children below 12

When: October 31, 3.00pm to 6.00pm. For reservations, call 04 457 3457 or e-mail Palm.Dining@Fairmont.com

Where: Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai

Fright Night at Fairmont The Palm

What: Fright Night at Falcon Kids Club: cookie decorating, Halloween games, frightful arts and crafts and a trick or treat around the haunted hotel; Dh150 per child.

When: October 31, 4.00pm to 6.00pm. For reservations, call 04 457 3331 or email palm.childrensactivities@fairmont.com

Where: Falcon Kids Club, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai

Spooktastic Fun at Aventura Adventure Park

What: Aventura Adventure Park is transforming into The Haunted Forest for Halloween. As well as Halloween-themed treats at the newly opened Aventura Cafe, visitors can enjoy activities like tree-surfing, zip-lining and rope-climbing. The 25-metre Tarzan Jump, the hanging Parrot Trunks, and the Surfboard Challenge through the trees, part of the Xtreme circuit, are the park's heart-stoppers. If you dare you can go for the Thriller, the park's series of zip-lines that features a 10-metre-high and 160-metre-long zip-line across the forest. On October 27, all the stops will come out with face-painting, trick or treating, a photo booth, popcorn machine and lots of fun and games.

When: October 20 to 31. For more information, visit www.aventuraparks.com

Where: Mushrif Park, Dubai

Flip the Lights Halloween Spooktacular 

What: The UAE's biggest trampoline park is hosting a spine-chilling Flip The Lights special event, which will see more than 200 interconnected trampolines transformed into a haunted nightmare, packed with creepy spiders, pumpkins, ghosts and gore. The event will feature a chilling playlist, club lights and effects, plus a Flippin Show Thriller Special. A best-costume competition will also be under way and anyone who shows up in fancy dress will get an hour free.

When: October 26 and October 31. For reservations, call 600 567 568 or visit flipout.ae

Where: Al Quoz 3, Warehouse #5, Dubai

Legoland's Cobweb Castle

What: The castle has been completely transformed to provide a spooky experience. Webs will be covering the castle's windows and it will be filled with spiders, pumpkins and much more. There will be a daily Scare School on the Cobweb Castle stage, teaching the young guests humorous tips and tricks to give their family and friends a funny fright. The park's largest and fastest roller coaster, The Dragon, will also have a new spooky Halloween look.

When: October 13 to 31. Visit www.legoland.ae for more information.

Where: Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali

Dana’s Spooktacular, Yas Waterworld

What: Yas Waterworld will be given a spooky makeover complete with Jack o' lanterns, cobwebs, ghostly music and ghoulish visitors in keeping with the Pirates Candy Cove theme.

When: October 27, 10.00am to 10.00pm. For more information, call 02 496 8008 or visit yaswaterworld.com/events/danas-spooktacular-pirates-candy-cove/

Where: Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Family Fun Day, The Sportsman's Arms 

What: A spooky day out featuring a magic show, balloon twisting, creepy arts and crafts station, children's games, a big screen movie and scary face painting.

When: October 28, 12.00pm to 6.00pm. For more information, call 024471066 or email reservations@sportsmansZSC.com

Where: The Sportsman's Arms, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi 


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