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20+ Best Places To Celebrate Halloween in Abu Dhabi

With Halloween in Abu Dhabi just around the corner, there are many spooky activities for kids, exciting brunches, and haunted parties.  

Halloween is officially on October 31st. However, it seems as though most countries that celebrate make a month of it!

Halloween has evolved into a worldwide event with roots in the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain. There has been a growth in Halloween celebrations among expat communities in the United Arab Emirates over the past few years.

Around this time of year, Abu Dhabi weather starts getting cooler. So if you are in the Emirate for a visit, check out some of the places you could visit.

Watch for Halloween in Abu Dhabi events during the last weekend of October. Here are some of the best events to make this ‘spooktacular’ season even more fun!

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Halloween Brunch With Pool Pass At Saadiyat Beach Club

Enjoy a thrilling Halloween celebration at Saadiyat Beach Club. It’s set to be an enchanting day of spooktacular dining and beachfront paradise access!

Saadiyat Beach Club will be transformed into a magical realm with Halloween decorations and a thrilling atmosphere.

The talented chefs have carefully crafted a delectable buffet filled with Halloween-themed dishes and culinary delights.

Quench your thirst with chilling cocktails and mocktails, adding a twist to the dining experience. After the brunch, enjoy the exclusive Day Pass Access with pristine beach, pool, and world-class facilities.

Date: October 28, 2023, from 1 pm to 4 pm

Pricing: Choose from Soft, House, or Premium Packages, priced at AED 545, AED 645, and AED 745, respectively.

1. Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

If you are looking for one of the best Halloween events in Abu Dhabi for the kids, Warner Bros World Is a good starting point with this years Spooktober!

Get ready for a spooktacular experience at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi this Halloween season, running from September 30th to October 31st!

This family-friendly event promises wicked fun times for all ages. With over 60 spooky characters, frightful rides, and immersive experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Warner Brothers World – Halloween in Abu Dhabi

In 2023, brace yourselves for a thrilling addition: Scooby-Doo and the Mystery INC. Gang will take the stage for live entertainment on the Warner Bros. Live Stage!

Whether you opt for a Single Day Ticket, a Single Day Ticket with a meal voucher, or the fantastic 4 Tickets at the Price of 3 offer exclusively for UAE residents, you’re in for a treat.

Cartoon Junction comes alive with Trickety Treat adventures, Daffy’s Spooky Dance Party, and a chance to meet your favourite cartoon characters in their Halloween best.

Warner Brothers World – Halloween in Abu Dhabi

Don’t forget to Trickety Treat yourself with a special bag and map for a sweet

Plus, meet The Flintstones and The Rubbles, who are all dressed up for some spooky snapshots.

Indulge in wickedly delicious Spooktober-themed creations to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Purchase tickets here to Warner Bros World.

Dates: September 30 to October 31

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

2. Halloween Brunch At Grills@Chill’O

Celebrate the spookiest day of the year with your loved ones at Grills@Chill’O.

Join in on ghoulishly good time featuring special welcome libations and a chillingly creative cocktail station to satisfy your thirst for the extraordinary.

Surrounded by eerie decorations, savor a menu inspired by Halloween while enjoying live musical performances by the Band Royal Duo.

Halloween Brunch – Halloween in Abu Dhabi

Little ones can embark on a thrilling Trick or Treat adventure right here at the hotel. And that’s not all! Dress in your most spine-tingling attire for a chance to snag some fantastic prizes.

Guests can also take advantage of pool access!

Date: October 28th, 1 pm – 4 pm

Packages:

  • AED 285 per person
  • Add AED 125 for unlimited Wine and Beer, including sparkling wine
  • Add AED 350 for unlimited Champagne (Pommery champagne)

To book call +97128137777 or WhatsApp at +971569977409.

3. Coopers Halloween Party

Halloween is always fun in Abu Dhabi with brunches, parties and celebrations. Coopers in Park Rotana is holding itsvery own Halloween celebration on the 27th Of October from 8pm onwards.

The evening is set to be filled with live entertainment and some fantastic offers.

Coopers Halloween Party – Halloween in Abu Dhabi

Not to mention, Coopers have concocted specially themed Halloween cocktails available for just AED 35 each.

Make sure to attend dressed in your spookiest costume for a FREE drink to keep the spooky spirits high. Plus, there’s a special grand prize for the night’s best-dressed guest.

For additional details or reservations, please call Cooper’s +9712657 3325.

4. Pumpkin Brunch, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Embrace your inner pumpkin enthusiast on Saturday, October 28th, as Fairmont Bab Al Bahr unveils an enchanting Halloween Brunch that revolves around the mesmerizing world of pumpkins!

Prepare for a delightful celebration featuring Pumpkin Pie and expertly crafted desserts to pay tribute to the mighty pumpkin.

While you indulge in these treats, you’ll find the enchanting allure of pumpkins in various shades surrounding you, adorning every nook and cranny of the venue, casting an eerie, atmospheric glow on your dining experience.

This is a perfect, family-friendly event promising a spooktacular time for all. Kids can enjoy face painting, so don’t forget to have them wear their most creative Halloween costumes.

Exciting prizes await the most imaginative attire, with fantastic gifts for the little ones and thrilling vouchers for the adults.

Pricing:

  • AED 295 for soft beverages + 125 AED for house beverages or add 300 AED for french bubbles
  • Kids aged 6 to 12 receive a 50% discount, and those under six can join for free.

5. Yelloween At Coya

This Halloween the Peruvian epicentre of Abu Dhabi is bringing an enchanting Witch Wonderland to the festivities.

Prepare for bewitched characters, spook pagentry, party vibes and fantastic food. There are two events in store for ‘Yelloween.

The first is the Yelloween Party from 830 pm until late on the 27th of October. Whereas the Yeloween Brunch is on the 28th of October and will run from 1230 pm to 530 pm.

Dress in your snazziest halloween attire and make sure to book in advance.

6. Full Moon Halloween Kayak Tour

Book your spot to kayak during full moon Halloween Tour around The Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi for some active and spooky fun. Those kayaking are encouraged to dress in their scariest outfits.

Dates: October 28-30th

Location: Easter Mangroves-Abu Dhabi

7. Bounce

Enjoy a spook-tactic day Bounce-After Dark in Abu Dhabi on the 27th of October this Halloween. Featuring DJ’s freestyle dancing and more, it is set to be a fun evening from 8pm until midnight.

Halloween in Abu Dhabi

Make sure to don a versatile halloween outfit so you can dance the night away in comfort!

Date: October 27th, 2023

Price: 100 AED

Location: Ground Floor – Marina Mall – Al Marina – Abu Dhabi

8. Toxic Spill, Lock Stock and Barrel

Known for bangin’ vibes, live music and finger-licking food, Lock Stock & Barrel is the most loved party bar in UAE.

Lock Stock and Barrel – Halloween in Abu Dhabi

Dress-to-scare for the Toxic Waste Halloween Brunch, and blend in with the eerie and spooky atmosphere.

Date: Saturday, 28th Of October

Pricing: Indulge in unlimited food and beverages as part of this incredible offer. For AED 225, enjoy the brunch with soft drinks, or elevate your experience with house drinks for AED 275. If you’re looking for a touch of sparkle, opt for the sparkling package for AED 325.

Lock Stock and Barrel – Halloween in Abu Dhabi

Make a reservation to Toxic Spill Halloween brunch here.

Timing: 2 PM to 5 PM

Location: Yas Bay – Abu Dhabi

9. Candyland

Candyland at Al Maryah Island South Plaza offers fun for the whole family this Halloween. The Lawn (near the Galleria entrance) will be transformed into a family-friendly spooky event in October.

At Candyland, children of all ages are encouraged to wear their most fabulous and spooky costumes.

The children can have fun making monster masks & silly eye slime. Not to mention Wizards and Witches wand making, mummy wraps, lanterns crafts and much more.

Halloween In Abu Dhabi
Halloween In Abu Dhabi

The village will offer ghostly games to frighten and delight visitors. Exciting prizes are to be won in the Monster Eyeballs search hidden throughout the venue.

If your children dress up in Halloween attire, the team at The Galleria will give out treats.

Dates: October 27th & 28th 2023

Timings: 3 PM to 10 PM

Location: The Lawn, Outside The Galleria Al Maryah Island entrance – Abu Dhabi Global Market Square

10. Prison Island (all year round)

Prison Island in Abu Dhabi is an exciting Halloween activity suitable for various groups, including families with kids 8+, friends, and teams.

It offers 26 unique cells with 20 teams able to participate simultaneously, accommodating 2 to 6 players per team.

There are also party rooms available. The experience includes challenges and teamwork, making it an ideal choice for team-building, educational outings, or birthday celebrations.

Halloween In Abu Dhabi

To ensure your spot and avoid waiting, it’s advisable to make a reservation. Prison Island provides an adventurous experience for people of all ages to collaborate, solve puzzles, and collect points.

11. BlackOut Horror Escape Game Room (all year)

 A visit to Abu Dhabi’s biggest horror and escape game set in a villa is a perfect way to celebrate Halloween.  

There is a little something for everyone at BlackOut Escape Game Room. It is packed with thrills and adventures, with only 60 minutes to escape.

Guests can choose from five different environments, all equally terrifying! The Circus, Hotel 666, Exorcism, Dungeon or Psychiatric. 

Halloween in abu dhabi
Halloween In Abu Dhabi

We warn you the escape rooms aren’t for the faint-hearted. It is filled with a genuinely creepy atmosphere where you will feel like someone’s always watching.

It has gained its reputation as being the biggest and scariest escape room in the Middle East, perfect for Halloween.

For more information on BlackOut Escape Game Room.

Tickets: AED 210 per person

Timings: 10 AM to 12 AM (Monday to Sunday)

Location: Al Rihab Tower – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

12. Spooktacular Glow In The Dark Nights At Circuit X ( details to be confirmed but is going ahead )

Al Hudayriyat Island’s adventure park invites guests to experience its SPOOKTACULAR glow-in-the-dark events at Ropes Park.

A spooky collection of creatures awaits you at scary heights, zipline, climb, and Free Fall amidst ominous music and glowing lights.

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Trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed decorations, glow sticks, and more will delight the kids.

Dates: Friday 27th to 29th

Timings: 7 to 10 pm

Location: Al Hudayriyat Island, Circuit X Park, Abu Dhabi

13. Cabdoodle ( not confirmed yet)

Caboodle usually hosts Halloween-themed activities and entertainment at The Galleria Al Maryah Island on.

Halloween in Abu Dhabi

A wide range of Halloween-themed activities are available for children aged 3 to 8 years old and includes trick-or-treating around the shop, tote bag decorating, entertainment and an hour in the play area.

All kids have a chance to win multiple prizes by dressing up in their Halloween costume.  

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Advance booking required.

Tickets: AED 120 per child

Datr: 31st of October 6 tp 730 pm .

Location: Level L2, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Halloween Cakes & Decorations

FNP.ae has curated mouthwatering Halloween cakes for those with a sweet tooth. This scrumptious confectionsare with spooky designs are sure to delight kids and adults alike.

Also available exclusively for Halloween are FNP’s Treat Boxes which are filled with an assortment of candies, chocolates, and treats. These boxes are perfect for sharing the spirit of Halloween with family and friends.

Transform any space into a haunted mansion with FNP’s Halloween decor. From spooky pumpkins and
hauntingly beautiful flower arrangements to eerie candleholders and ghoulish wreaths.

FNP’s Halloween decor collection has everything you need to create a chillingly eerie ambience for any Halloween party.
All products within the Halloween Collection.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Halloween celebrated in Abu Dhabi? 

Abu Dhabi is an international city with a large expat community, so Halloween is celebrated widely.

There are spook-tacular decorations in Abu Dhabi’s hotels and malls, as well as special menus and parties at local restaurants and bars.

Halloween in Abu Dhabi

What are the best stores to buy Halloween costumes in Abu Dhabi?

Whatever your Halloween costume is going to be, you’ll need to hit the shops to put together a great outfit.

These top Halloween costume stores can help you find the most suitable costume.

Posters

Posters is the perfect place to find a outfit for Halloween. All types of costumes and make-up sets are available at this store. You can also place an order online.

Party Centre

The Party Centre at Al Wahda Mall and Al Raha Mall is a great place to find Halloween decor, costumes, and other Halloween accessories. If you’re looking for costumes in any category, stop by one of their stores or browse online.

Party Zone

Whether you’re looking for make-up, terrifying masks, adult / kids costumes, colourful wigs or other Halloween accessories, there’s something for everyone at Party Zone.

Mystique Costumes

Despite the shop’s location in Dubai, you can order your Halloween costume online and have it delivered to Abu Dhabi.

At Mystique Costumes, you’ll find everything from fake blood to funky wigs and halloween make up Abu Dhabi.

While costumes at Mystique Costumes are more on the expensive side, they can vary depending on what you choose, the outcome is well worth your time and effort.

Shopping for Halloween doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. You can also be artistic and use items from around your home.

Halloween Ideas at Home With The Family

Whether it’s pumpkin-decorating contests, scary movie marathons, or scavenger hunts, there are so many activities your family can do together for Halloween. Find out what we think are the best Halloween activities for your little ones.

Halloween events Abu Dhabi
Halloween in Abu Dhabi

Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin decorating is a helpful activity for fine motor skill development. Paint or carve pumpkins with your family and friends!

It would be worthwhile to save the seeds and innards for later use, such as toasting pumpkin seeds or baking pumpkin bread.

Having kids plan and run their own haunted house can be a lot of fun. Allow kids to create their own “spooky” experience by setting rules about props, using equipment and clearing up afterwards.

Let the kids plan their route and lay out spooky elements along the way. 

Haunted Houses

In case the thought of constructing a haunted house scares your child, you can create a Fall fun house where pumpkins, scarecrows, and other Fall-themed decorations are displayed. 

Lantern Making

Lantern making is a fun craft idea and a great party decoration. Take some brown or white paper lunch bags and cut fun designs and shapes. Fill the bottom of the bag with sand and place a battery-operated candle on top.

Scavenger Hunts

Children can have a great time on a scavenger hunt. Make up a scavenger hunt for your kids. Hide and leave clues so the kids can find you.

  The Best Halloween Movies For Kids 

Here’s our list of Halloween movies for kids so that you don’t have to search through the Internet for something fun.

So wear your costumes, grab some snacks and sit back. As a matter of fact, most of these movies tend to be funny rather than creepy.

  • Hocus Pocus- 1993
  • CASPER the friendly ghost- 1995
  • Harry Potter (Movie series)
  • Monsters,Inc.- 2001
  • Scooby Doo- 2002
  • The Haunted Mansion- 2003
  • Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride- 2005
  • Monster house- 2006
  • Coraline- 2009
  • The dog who saved Halloween- 2011
  • Hotel Transylvania- 2012
  • Frankenweenie- 2012
  • Paranorman- 2012
  • Toy story of terror- 2013
  • Goosebumps- 2015
  • Ghostbusters- 2016
  • Gnome Alone- 2017
  • Escape from Mr.Lemoncello’s Library- 2017
  • The house with a Clock in its walls- 2018
  • Super monsters save Halloween- 2018
  • The Addams Family- 2019
  • Scary stories to tell in the dark- 2019
  • Scoob!- 2020
  • Bigfoot Family- 2020
  • Monster Family 2- 2021
  • Muppets Haunted Mansion- 2021
  • Under Wraps- 2021

What is Halloween?

All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, is a holiday celebrated on October 31, the evening before All Saints’ (or All Hallows’) Day. 

In Western Christianity, Allhallowtide begins the day before All Saints’ Day, which lasts three days and concludes with All Souls Day. 

The observance of Halloween is largely nonreligious in much of Europe and North America.

Origins of Halloween

The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic Festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). 2,000 years ago, the Celts, mostly living in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and Northern France celebrated their New Year on November 1st.

In the past, this day marked the harvest and the beginning of the dark cold winter. It was believed by the Celts that the boundary between the living and the dead blurred on the night before the New Year.

On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain when it was believed the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

History of Trick-or-Treating

Taking after European traditions, Americans began dressing up in costumes and asking for food and money from house to house. As a result, this practice eventually became the trick-or-treat tradition we know today.

It was in the late 1800s Halloween began to shift from a night of ghosts, pranks and witchcraft to a day of community and neighbourhood gatherings.

Halloween parties for children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the holiday around the turn of the century. It was a time for games, food of the season and festive costumes at the parties.

Parents refrained from displaying anything “frightening” or “grotesque” during Halloween celebrations.

It was because of these efforts Halloween lost most of its superstitious and religious overtones by the turn of the twentieth century.

History of Halloween Parties

As Halloween evolved into a secular holiday in the 1920s and 1930s, its main attractions were parades and towns’ Halloween parties.

In spite of many schools and communities best efforts, vandalism plagued some celebrations in many communities during this time.

As the 1950s approached, town leaders had successfully limited vandalism and Halloween was becoming a holiday mostly for the young.

Because of the high number of children during the fifties baby boom, parties were held in classrooms and homes rather than town civic centers.

It was also during these decades trick-or-treating was revived. Halloween was a relatively inexpensive way for communities to celebrate together.

By providing small treats to the neighbourhood children, families could also prevent tricks from being played on them.

As a result, a new American tradition was born and it has continued to flourish. Halloween is now the second most popular commercial holiday in the country, after Christmas, spending an estimated $6 billion each year.

Halloween, The Movie

The box office success of scary Halloween movies has a long history. There are a number of classic Halloween movies, including the “Halloween” franchise, based on the 1978 original film directed by John Carpenter and starring Donald Pleasance, Nick Castle, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tony Moran.

The story of Halloween revolves around a young boy named Michael Myers who murders his 17-year-old sister and is sent to jail, only to escape over Halloween night and look for his old home and a new target.

The direct sequel to the original “Halloween” was released in 2018. Halloween Kills, the twelfth installment in the franchise, was released in 2021.  

With its spooky soundtrack, “Halloween” is considered a classic horror film that inspired other iconic “slasher films” like “Scream,” “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Friday the 13.” Families can enjoy Halloween movies like “Hocus Pocus,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Beetlejuice” and “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” 

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