As the nights begin to get darker, the fallen leaves crunch under your feet and the shops start to stock their shelves with pumpkins, it can mean only one thing; Halloween is slowly creeping around the corner! So, if you love getting into the spooky spirit, we’ve pulled together some of the hottest places to celebrate the scary season in 2019!
Devilish Dubai celebrations
Dubai is famed for its ultra-flashy extravagance, so it’s no surprise that this city takes Halloween seriously! But what can you expect this Halloween in and around the spectacular Dubai centre?
The spooky atmosphere is creeping across the city this October, with plenty of ghostly-themed club nights, terrifying Halloween brunches and spine-chilling activities to take part in. This year Atlantis, The Palm is hosting a horrifying Zombieland apocalypse party on the 31st October, with a killer DJ, creepy beachfront venue and a prize for the best dressed. If you’re away on a family break, head down to the beachfront for the Halloween Family Film Festival on 2nd November, for a frightful night of outdoor movie fun! The hotel will also be hosting spooky surprises across the coming weeks with fabulous Halloween brunches, lunches and dinners boasting fabulous themed treats.
For families looking to treat the kids to a special Halloween celebration, the Al Maryah Island promenade offers a whole host of activities. The two-day event boasts a jam-packed schedule of freaky face painting, thrilling fairground rides and, of course, a spot of trick-or-treating.
Frightening fun in Phuket
It may take you by surprise, but the people of Phuket certainly know how to celebrate Halloween in style. The buzzing Bangala Road nightlife seems to be even more energetic than normal as bars and clubs come to life with vibrant celebrations, ghostly-themed evenings and spectacularly spooky attire.
If you fancy fully embracing the Halloween festivities, this year the Phuket Pavilion is throwing a sensational Saints and Sinners party. Expect creepy cocktail concoctions, spooktastic snacks and best-dressed prizes for those who really impress. So be sure to get your costume game on, as there’s even a complimentary cocktail for those who take part. There’s also a Halloween Eve feast at the Texas Smokehouse restaurant, where you can get your teeth into some juicy dishes and devour some spine-tingling deserts.
Florida’s freaky Halloween festivities
No place in the world celebrates Halloween quite like the USA. American culture embraces Halloween in its full force for an evening of terrifyingly good costumes, sensational spooky decoration and trick-or-treat fun. This year Universal Orlando presents the Halloween horror nights, featuring terrifying haunted houses, heart-pounding scare zones and scream-worthy live entertainment. The fright night festivities are taking place from September right through to November, so there’s no reason to miss this thrilling event.
Looking for something slightly more light-hearted for the little ones? Make Halloween magical this year with a trip to the Walt Disney Resort. The park is taking a twist on your average spooky celebrations this October for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, with plenty of treats, crazily colourful costumes and a magnificent firework display. Take the kids to meet their favourite Disney stars in special Halloween costumes and enjoy amazing parades with spooky-themed treats for an unforgettable family trip.
Get in the spooky Spanish spirit
If you don’t want to travel too far, but still fancy treating yourself to a Halloween trip, there are plenty of hotels and resorts in Spain that throw special celebrations for the occasion. Like the Sol Katmandu Park & Resort. This year the park is hosting a big Halloween party, with terrifying make up, acrobatic shows and a zombie disco! There’s also a whole host of special attractions including the trick-or-treat mini golf expedition and haunted house of Katmandu that’s sure to send shivers tingling down your spine.
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