T’is the season to be scary. You are allowed to eat as many sweets and as much chocolate as is physically possible, without being sick. With that in mind we’ve scoured the nation to bring you and your little ghouls, vampires and witches some of the most frighteningly tasty treats to add to your Halloween menu.
FREE WAFFLES AT EGGSPECTATION
For little ones with a sweet tooth – and let’s face it, that’s most of them – a waffle is the very best start to the day. Throw a terrifying twist on that and Halloween breakfast is sorted. To mark the spookiest holiday of the year, all-day eatery eggspectation is serving up a free cocoa waffle for kids under 12 years. The caramel sauce and dollop of creamy orange-coloured mascarpone are to die for.
Thu Oct 31, 7am-midnight. The Beach JBR, City Walk and Sharjah, www.eggspectation.com.
A CHILLING BRUNCH AT BFF
Family-favourite brunch destination BFF is inviting spookily turned out boys and girls to join in the terrifying fun on Friday November 1.
As well as the venue being kitted out in a suitably spooky manner there are plenty of eerie events and alarming activities to keep the little ones occuppied. There are also a heap of prizes up for grabs for the most spooktacularly dressed kids.
Free (kids under six), Dhs50 (kids six-11), Dhs150 (kids 12 and over), Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (house beverages), Dhs350 (premium beverages), Dhs420 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm Fri Nov 1. Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, Jebel Ali, Dubai, www.bffdxb.com (052 177 7541).
PUMPKIN CARVING WITH KIBSONS
Halloween simply isn’t Halloween without a carved pumpkin so listen up trick-or-treaters! Get your hands on the juiciest, scariest pumpkins around courtesy of Kibsons – ideal for decorating your front porch. A variety of sizes, shapes and even colours – we like the one with green nodules that look like warts, known as the Minion pumpkin – are available to order online at Kibsons before the clock strikes midnight on Saturday October 12.
From Dhs7 (small pumpkins), www.kibsons.com
AN EERIE BARBECUE AT ATLANTIS
The Edge is set for a night of frights with a collection of spooktacularly delicious dishes. On Halloween night, families and their mini monsters can devour a meaty barbecue feast, and deliciously sinister desserts while live music provides a ghoulish ambiance. A special kids’ play area complete with bouncy castle, will keep little wizards and witches happy.
Dhs250 (house beverages), Dhs125 (kids four-11). 7pm-10pm Thu Oct 31. The Edge, Atlantis The Palm, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2626).
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA ONBOARD THE QE2
Jelly spiders, grisly fingers and eyeballs are just some of the gruesome dishes being served up at the QE2’s Halloween brunch, which also gives kids (and adults should they wish) the chance to win prizes for being the most spookily-dressed. The haunted ghost hall has loads of activities and games to keep little ones occupied, or for an additional Dhs55 per child they can take part in the haunted tour below decks.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids under 12). Fri Nov 1. Lido 1pm-4pm, QE2, Port Rashid, www.qe2.com (04 526 8811).
A FRIGHTENING FEAST AT MELIÁ DESERT PALM
It’s not just the perfectly-positioned at the edge of the polo field restaurant, Rare, that is kitted out with Halloween décor, but the staff are getting into the spirit too. Themed desserts galore – from monster doughnuts and chocolate broomsticks to witch’s hat brownie pops, creepy-eyed chocolate mousse and red velvet brain cake provide the perfect scary sweet for the kids.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs150 (kids five-11). Fri Nov 1 1pm-4pm. Rare, Melia Desert Palm, Al Awir Rd, www.melia.com (04 602 9323).
(WERE)WOLF DOWN THESE SUGAR MOO CAKES AND BISCUITS
Satiate those sweet fangs with one of these cute, spooky baked treats courtesy of Sugar Moo Desserts. The cute spiderweb cookies and colourful eye-see you truffles are the perfect afternoon snack and the naughty tall peek-a-boo chocolate cake will have little ones screaming – with delight.
From Dhs18, www.sugarmoo.com (800 78427).