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Time to eat, drink and be scary. Or get scared. Ei­ther way, our list of Hal­loween cel­e­bra­tions around the UAE has some­thing for ev­ery­one to break out in goose­bumps.


The Abu Dhabi water­park’s an­nual Dana’s Spooktacular is back to­day from 10am-10pm. The pi­rate-themed fes­tiv­i­ties will be re­plete with a Pi­rates Candy Cove. There’s also a cos­tume pa­rade (so dust out that Cap­tain Hook out­fit) and hunt for sweets at the Trick or Treat Wharf, spooky snacks at the Shiver Me Tim­bers Buf­fet, and a Pi­rate Univer­sity, where young swash­buck­lers can learn to per­fect men­ac­ing ‘Ar­rrrs’. Tick­ets cost Dh250 per adult and Dh210 per child. Visit yaswa­ter­world.com.


Time to star in your own Smasher flick. The rage room in Al Quoz (top) trans­forms into a house of hor­rors for Hal­loween. Wind your way through a maze of night­mar­ish clowns and ter­ri­fy­ing mon­sters to find the space you can de­mol­ish. Hal­loween pack­age costs Dh99 with an ad­di­tional 10 per cent dis­count if you come dressed in a cos­tume. Visit thes­mash­room.ae.


The fear fac­tor is high at At­lantis, The Palm. The haunting gets se­ri­ous on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31 when fam­i­lies step into The Lost Cham­bers Aquar­ium, which will trans­form into un­der­wa­ter haunted cham­bers from 7pm–9pm. The brave can wade through fog-filled, scary dec­o­ra­tions and play es­cape games and more. Grand prizes will be handed out for the best cos­tumes. Dh135 per adult and one child un­der 12 (in cos­tume) en­ters free with each adult. Call 04 426 1387.


This JBR es­cape room has two spe­cial chal­lenges crafted for Hal­loween. Sign up for the Es­cape Plan as well as The Base­ment chal­lenges and you’ll find your­self lost in a series of rooms rac­ing against time to stay ahead of mur­der­ous strangers thwart­ing your at­tempts to flee as you crack clues, and your fears. The Base­ment is from Dh170 per player for two play­ers; Es­cape Plan from Dh140. Visit count­downdxb.com.


There is safety in num­bers, espe­cially when you’re watch­ing a hor­ror film – dare to scare your­self silly watch­ing scary movies with a bunch of peo­ple at SZR eatery Tub of But­ter’s Pizza and Hor­ror movie night to­mor­row. From 6pm master mak­ing a pizza, then set­tle down to nosh on your hand­i­work and watch a hor­ror film at 7pm. You won’t have to pause the film mid­way to an­swer the door for the de­liv­ery guy. Dh175 per per­son and Dh350 per cou­ple. Call 04 343 8884 or visit tubof­but­ter.com. HAUNTED QUAR­TERS AT LAPITA HO­TEL Rest­ing in peace is the last thing you’ll be able to do at this Poly­ne­sian-themed haunted ho­tel spook-cation (above). The re­sort is hav­ing a Shin­ing mo­ment un­til Novem­ber 2 with nine ac­com­mo­da­tion build­ings trans­formed by eerie dec­o­ra­tions and a creepy check-in fea­tur­ing Le­goland Dubai and Ho­tel Tran­syl­va­nia el­e­ments. Sleep with one eye open be­cause the cor­ri­dors will be peo­pled by staff dressed in spooky cos­tumes through­out your stay. From Dh1,189 for two peo­ple in­clud­ing an in-room break­fast and ac­cess to the three theme parks and one wa­ter park; un­til Novem­ber 2. Call 04 449 0868 to book, quot­ing Haunted Quar­ters.


Re­mem­ber the aban­doned the­mepark be­sieged by zom­bies in cult hit Zom­bieland? On Oc­to­ber 31 IMG Worlds of Ad­ven­ture will recre­ate that zom­bie apoc­a­lypse with their an­nual Fes­ti­val of Fright (left). The walk­ing dead will roam around the park while you en­joy other ac­tiv­i­ties like a DJ bat­tle, dance bat­tle, live mu­sic, a haunted maze, as well as all of the the­mepark’s 22 ad­ven­tur­ous rides. From 7pm-12pm; tick­ets cost Dh98 per per­son at IMG­worlds.com.


There’s no talk­ing Great Dane or the mys­tery ma­chine but the bou­tique ho­tel’s Hal­loween trea­sure hunt is an op­por­tu­nity to live your Scooby Doo fan­tasies. La Ville has part­nered with Es­cape Hunt Dubai to spirit you away with an en­gross­ing mys­tery on Oc­to­ber 31 that in­volves track­ing down a ghost’s heir to his for­got­ten trea­sure from 5pm-10pm. Jeep­ers! Dh260 per per­son with amuse-bouches and Hal­loween-themed bev­er­ages at all four F&B out­lets. Visit livelav­ille.com.

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