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Spooky & Spunky: 5 Hot Spots For Halloween In Dubai

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October 31st will be here in the blink of an eye, and that’s why we wanted to share this list of hotspots with special offers, with each space marking the spooky occasion in their own spine-chilling way.

Here are parties, events and offers you need to watch out for on the occasion of Halloween in Dubai:

1. OKKU

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When: Sunday, 1 November 2015

Reserve: Email reservations@okkudubai.com or call 04 501 8777

Adorned in the best of Edwardian and Victorian finery, this Halloween, OKKU L.O.V.E Sunday will be hosting ‘Savage Beauty’ for their renowned annual Halloween party on Sunday, 1st November.

In the spirit on romanticism and appreciation of beauty, OKKU will be shocking the aristocrats of Dubai with a Halloween party like no other. Expect theatrical transformation of the venue whilst indulging in the splendor of OKKU’s legendary food and drink.

2. RIVA

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When: 7pm, Saturday, 31 October 2015

Reserve: Visit www.riva-beach.com or call 04 430 9466

Enjoy an evening of haunting dishes, wicked brews and mysterious chic attire at RIVA this Halloween, as the Palm’s renowned boutique beach club will turn into a haunted emporium.

RIVA’s bespoke Halloween set-menu will be exclusively available on Saturday 31st October from 7.00pm. Dishes will take diners on a frightful journey from a Witches Brew, Black Ravioli in Blood sauce through to Slow Braised Beef Ribs, ending with the Graveyard Cake; priced from AED 225. There will also be an option for the little monsters priced at AED65 which will offer a selection of ghostly inspired main dishes and (trick or) treats.

Guests are encouraged to come in their most outrageously scary Halloween outfits, with plenty of ghoulish surprises being offered throughout the night. Resident DJ Carlos will be providing a suitable eerie soundtrack to ensure the zombies of The Palm are entertained throughout the evening.

3. Casa de Tapas

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When: Tuesday, 27 October 2015 & Friday, 30 October 2015

Reserve: Email reservations@casadetapas.ae or call 04 4161 800

On Tuesday 27th October, the venue will transform into an evening of witchcraft and wizardry with Brujas Ladies Night. The witching hour begins at 8pm where, until midnight fearsome females can feast on complimentary maleficent tapas paired with free-flowing Sangria infused by the Devil himself.

Friday 30th October will see the Halloween Brunch where dwellers will gather to witness the famed Queimada, a hauntingly magical, fire burning explosion. As the shutters come down and Casa de Tapas descends into darkness, the century’s old, Galic tradition will be performed live; an incantation will follow the brewing of potion, to be drank by all in order to rid the bad spirits that lay in wait to curse the innocent at Halloween.

From 12:30to 4pm, guests can choose from a selection of three enchanting Brunch Packages, AED199 for Food and Soft Beverages, AED249 for Food, House Spirits, Beer and Wine and AED299 with the addition of Bubbly. For all lost souls who don fancy dress for the occasion, complimentary Queimada potion after brunch will ensure the party keeps going until the sun goes down and the ghosts come out.

4. Poco Loco

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When: Saturday, 31 October 2015

Reserve: Visit www.pocoloco.ae

To mark the much heralded Mexican Holiday, Day of the Dead, Poco Loco has created a three course set-menu for friends and families to enjoy. Diners can experience a truly authentic, colourful experience as Poco Loco’s team lead the celebrations in traditional fancy dress and live music provided by the vibrant resident band throughout the evening.

The Dia de los Muertos menu (Day of the Dead), will be exclusively available from 6.00pm on Saturday 31st October, to kick-start the celebrations and time of reflection. Priced at AED 185 per person the menu includes Quasadilla Rustica, four cheese, habanero roasted tomoto and chimichuuri, Patagonian Tooth Fish through to Tres Leches for dessert. Poco Loco’s selection of contemporary and refreshing mocktails will also be available from its Copa Verde to its signature Sangria, a selection of red fruits sparkled up with ginger ale.

For those who love dressing up for an occasion Poco Loco will be offering complimentary face painting for diners of any age.

5. Cielo

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When: Saturday, 31 October 2015

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Twisted Angels is going to be a night like no other, as Cielo divides itself into good vs. evil on Saturday 31st October. Halloween revellers are invited to experience an evening that tests the conscience to see which side of the rooftop-venue party goers will choose.

A selection of Spooky Halloween inspired cocktails will be served by Cielo’s devilish bartenders alongside a menu of trick or treats. Plenty of surprises will be instore for the best dressed Twisted Angels, good and evil.

Through the night, resident DJs Michael Karrera and Consoul will brew up a storm of freakishly good beats to set the party alive from 8.00pm right through to 3.00am.