Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 12 November 2019

Halloween 2019: the best events for kids in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Keep the children busy with these fun, spooky activities

There are Halloween deals, like pumpkin carving and decorating workshops, to thrill children throughout the UAE this year. AP
There are Halloween deals, like pumpkin carving and decorating workshops, to thrill children throughout the UAE this year. AP

From creepy movies, to pumpkin decorating, slime making and family-friendly brunches, there is plenty on offer to delight children this Halloween. Here we round-up the most fun deals for little ones across the emirates...

Trickity Treats at Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

Wanrer Bros. World Abu Dhabi will be hosting a series of special Halloween events. Courtesy Warner Bros. World
Wanrer Bros World Abu Dhabi will be hosting a series of special Halloween events. Courtesy Warner Bros. World

Cartoon Junction at Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi will receive a spooky makeover this Halloween, with characters donning their best costumes to take part in a Scooby-Doo mystery. Visitors can help the gang solve the puzzle, with clues dotted around the park, which will be specially decorated for Halloween. There will also be a number of themed activities for both adults and children.

Until Saturday, November 2; 10am-7pm; Dh295; Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, Al Falah Road, Yas Island; 600 511115, www.wbworldabudhabi.com

Watch the new Addams Family at Dubai’s Cinema Akil

The Addams Family return for a new animated film. MG / YouTube
The Addams Family return for a new animated film. MG / YouTube

The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated film about the scariest family around. The Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbour in the funny new take on the family’s antics. Catch a special screening at Dubai’s Cinema Akil on October 31.

Thursday, October 31; 7.30pm; Dh52.50; Cinema Akil, Al Quoz, Dubai; 058 524 6362, www.cinemaakil.com

Green Planet

The Green Planet will be turned into The Haunted rainforest for Halloween. Courtesy The Green Planet
The Green Planet will be turned into The Haunted rainforest for Halloween. Courtesy The Green Planet

Visit The Haunted Rainforest at The Green Planet. For two weeks, the family-friendly indoor tropical rainforest in City Walk will transform into an eerie Halloween haunt, complete with spooky spider webs, animal skeletons, pumpkins galore and a series of “Face Your Fears” animal encounters. There will be animal face painting and a range of child-friendly games including hopscotch and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. There will also be a range of tombstones throughout to showcase extinct animal species of the past.

Until November 2, from 10am to 7pm; The Green Planet, City Walk, Dubai, www.thegreenplanetdubai.com, 04 317 3999

Halloween Kids Run

Children can enjoy a specially themed Halloween costume run taking place during the Westin Kilomarathon on November 1. The event is for children aged 4 to 12. Children should come in their spookiest outfits before running a one kilometre lap around the driving range for a chance to win special prizes. All proceeds from the run go towards Al Jalila Foundation’s Farah Programme to provide medical care to kids with heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases in the UAE.

Friday, November 1, registration opens at 5.30pm, kids race starts at 7.45pm, The Westin Abu Dhabi, gulfmultisport.com, 02 616 9999

Halloween at The Beach

There is non-stop fun taking place at The Beach, JBR this Halloween and the best part is that it's all absolutely free. Head down on between 2pm and 8pm from Thursday, October 31 and Saturday, November 2 for glitter face painting, slime making and pumpkin decoration workshops for kids. There will also be a parade at 5pm each day of Halloween weekend. Dressing up is actively encouraged!

Thursday, October 31 and Saturday, November 2, 5pm-8pm; The Beach, JBR, Dubai; www.thebeach.ae/en

Family-friendly brunch at Zoco

The kids' corner at Zoco's brunch. Courtesy Zoco
The kids' corner at Zoco's brunch. Courtesy Zoco

Something for the whole family, get dressed up in your freaky finest at Zoco, for it's Halloween-themed Friday brunch. The Latin American eatery at The Atrium will be hosting a family-friendly affair, little ones will be delighted face painting in the kids' corner, Trick-or-Treat station and costume party prizes. Adults can enjoy a flowing brunch with Mexican dishes and live Mariachi Duo.

Friday, November 1, 12.30pm-4pm; from Dh325; Zoco Dubai, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City; 04 437 0044; zocodubai.com

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Updated: October 28, 2019 05:02 PM

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