Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 6 December 2020

In Pictures: Halloween fun at Dubai's biggest pumpkin patch

Live performers, pumpkin-carving and more await at this spooky event at Town Square Dubai

If you're still trying to figure out what to do with the children this year for Halloween, Town Square Dubai on Al Qudra Road might be worth checking out.

Until 8pm on October 31, Town Square Dubai by Nshama is inviting visitors to its main park which has been temporarily transformed into the emirate's biggest pumpkin patch.

The nearly 100 square-metre park has been filled with hundreds of orange pumpkins, and entry is free for anyone who wants to come and take a look.

With trick-or-treating largely cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the open-air event could be a good family-friendly alternative. There is also plenty of spooky entertainment taking place over the weekend.

As well as counting the endless rows of chunky pumpkins there are hay bales to climb on and live Jack-O-Lantern carving sessions where visitors can pick up some carving tips from the experts.

Roaming entertainment acts will wander the park and visitors can expect to see haunting performances from dancers dressed as vampires, skeletons and, of course, pumpkins.

There are also masked jugglers, witches and scarecrows as well as buckets oozing with atmospheric dry-ice to help everyone get in the spooky spirit.

All visitors to the event must observe safety measures in place. Earlier this week, authorities in Dubai urged residents to follow the precautionary measures in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Those celebrating events including Halloween, Diwali and other festival were reminded to avoid crowded places, maintain social distancing and wear face masks.

Find more ideas of what to do this Halloween here.

Updated: November 2, 2020 11:31 AM

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