x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Our round-up of ghostly fun for everyone on Halloween.

There is pumpkin carving and a lot more happening around town this Halloween. iStockphoto.com
There is pumpkin carving and a lot more happening around town this Halloween. iStockphoto.com

Indulge in a Halloween brunch at Lafayette Gourmet, where children and adults can take part in activities such as spooky cupcake and cookie making and pumpkin carving. There’s The Hidden Witch Hat Challenge for little ones and face painting. From 12.30 to 3.30pm, Dh145 for adults, Dh65 for children ages 6 to 11, free for children under 6, Lafayette Gourmet, Second Floor, Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall, 04 339 9933

Reserve your place for tonight’s Theatre of Terror Halloween party at The Act. Enjoy Peruvian cuisine a la carte and theatrical acts both on stage and around the old theatre-styled venue, which is decorated for Hallo­ween as a haunted house. Costumes are essential. From 9pm to 3am, 42nd floor, Shangri-La hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, reservations@theactdubai.com, 052 811 9900

Celebrate Halloween at Little Explorers, Playnation at Mirdif City Centre. The annual pumpkin hunt begins at 7pm, where children ages 3 to 7 can search for mini-pumpkins in the venue. Guests are encou­raged to dress up, as a best-costume competition will take place. Dh160 for an All Play pass, allows access to 97 exhibits. Dubai, www.theplaymania.com/little-explorers

Transform a pumpkin into a jack-o’-lantern with the kids at the Al Tamimi Stables pumpkin carving competition plus enjoy games, including bobbing for apples. From 9am to 6pm, Al Tamimi Stables, Al Zubair, Sharjah, 06 743 1122, www.tamimistables.com dress up in your scariest Halloween costume to win some great prizes from Meydan at Qube Sports Bar tonight. The party includes music from DJs and special deals on horror-themed refreshments and the Inferno burger, said to be the spiciest burger in the UAE. From 7pm to 2am, near the North Grandstand of Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, 04 381 3780, www.facebook.com/qubesportsbar

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini