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Survive Halloween In Dubai Without Breaking The Bank

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Halloween is fast-approaching and although Dubai is missing the cold autumn weather, that doesn’t mean the city is short on Halloween activities for everyone to enjoy.

You don’t have to stick with trick-or-treating around your neighbourhood. There are plenty of events for you to attend. Plus, the prices won’t be the scariest thing you see that night.

Whether you want a quiet night around your neighbourhood or you want to have some scary skele-fun, there’s something for everyone this Halloween.

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Wild wadi

On Fridays and Saturdays throughout October, as well as on Halloween, Wild Wadi is trick-or-treat central. You and your family are invited to take part in a treasure hunt for sweets at seven different locations around the park. Tickets are set slightly higher than usual at AED 310 for people over 1.1 metres and AED 260 for anyone under. Once you pay for the tickets you’ll be given a map of where to look for the sweets, but be careful of the spooky surprises on the way.

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Halloween Bash at Wafi

This is the perfect event for all the family. If you head down to Wafi Mall in your scariest costumes, not only could you be in with a chance to win AED 1,000 for best costumes, but you’ll also find trick-or-treating, spooky storytelling, costume competitions, arts and crafts, and face painting to take part in. And Wafi dares you to take selfies with the scary characters that will be creeping around – snap a shocker, and you could win Wafi vouchers and cash prices worth up to AED 2,000.

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Flip Out

Why not do something a bit different this Halloween and visit a trampoline park which has been transformed into a haunted house? Flip Out in Al Quoz is promising you a scarefest like no other, packed with thrills and chills. Head down on Thursday 26 and Tuesday 31. If you arrive in fancy dress, you’ll automatically get a free extra hour, and there’s awesome prizes up for grabs. And if you’re not into dressing up, it’ll only cost you AED 80 per hour. 

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Tub of Butter

Over Halloween, this family-friendly eatery will be hosting a range of spooktacular activities. On October 30 there will be Halloween masterclasses where kids can learn how to make ‘spooky spaghetti and mummy meatballs’. They can also try their hand at cookie decorating, making pizzas and decorating pumpkins. There will also be a screening of Corpse Bride on October 31, along with treats with a twist. And for the parents, you’re not forgotten. You can relax with the lattes and pumpkin pie available in the lounge. Prices start from AED 100.

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Legoland’s Cobweb Castle

If you haven’t been already, Halloween is the perfect excuse to visit Legoland at Dubai Parks and Resorts. It’s slightly more expensive at AED 165 per UAE/GCC resident – but you’ll get full access to the whole park. Still, it’ll keep the kids happy on Halloween. Not only can you take part in trick-or-treating, with free Halloween treats from Haribo, there’s also a ‘scare school’ to keep the little children entertained, with lots of funny tips and tricks on how to spook family members. Also expect the park’s castle to have gone through a scary transformation, with plenty of surprises inside.

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Queens Beauty Lounge

Queens Beauty Lounge is offering children under the age of 12 a special Halloween makeover. Your child can choose from elaborate hair styles, scary makeup or creative nail art, and it will only cost you AED 100. This is worth checking out, especially if you want your child to win any costume contests.

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