This is our round-up of activities that answer the question ‘Y?’ To any day of the week
Words: Zaheda Muntazir and Miles Buckeridge
Sunday 29th October
Turkish restaurant Rüya is serving up its usual award-winning cuisine with a welcome added extra on Sunday to mark the 94th Turkish National Day. One complimentary signature beverage is included with the kitchen’s delectable Ottoman delights.
Free entry. 6pm-1am. Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina. 04 3999 123.
Witness the fitness
Throughout the 30×30 (30 minutes of exercise for 30 days) Dubai Fitness Challenge, SHP Gym is holding special free weekday training sessions at the Central Lawn Bowl in JLT Park. There’s no need to even sign up, just turn up and work out.
Free entry. From 7pm. Central Lawn Bowl in JLT Park. 04 368 7800.
Monday 30th October
Here’s to you Mrs Robinson
#DXBExperiments Presents: The Cinema at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa has Dubai’s date nights sorted with a season of cinematic classics lined-up for its outdoor screen. On Monday night, it’s the turn of cult favourite: The Graduate, packed full of drama, romance and highly quotable dialogue.
Free entry. From 8pm. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa. 04 399 5555
Who you gonna call?
Live out those Ghostbuster career aspirations at the Haunted Laser Tag party being held at Xtreme Laser Tag. In addition to the spooky make-over and infestation of zombies, there is a treasure chest of prizes to win. Remember there’s limited space, so you must register and most of all never, ever, cross the laser streams.
AED 55. From 10am, until October 31st. Xtreme Laser Tag, J3 Mall, Umm Suqeim. www.xtremelaser.ae
On the silver scream
In celebration of Halloween, Vox Cinemas is ratcheting up the fear factor by screening back to back horror movies. Showings include: The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, Lights Out and IT. The treat element of the trick or treat offering comes in the form of limited edition snacks such as a black-bunned hotdog.
From AED 35. Cinemas across Dubai. Book tickets at www.uae.voxcinemas.com
Tuesday 31st October
Fun in the sHallow-eend
Consummate kid entertainers Splash ‘n’ Party are putting on a very special Halloween party. The complex, which includes a swimming pool, will be hosting an afternoon of fancy dress; food; dance shows; splash slides; LED shows and a special guest in the form of Ursula from the Little Mermaid.
AED 100. 10am-6pm. Splash ‘n’ Party, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah. 04388 3008.
Pirates of the Caribbean restaurant
Miss Lily’s is exploring the infamous past of Jamaica’s ‘wicked city’ Port Royal for Halloween. Eat, drink and be merry with the pirate-themed fun, which includes special desserts and beverages, as remember: tomorrow, we die. And dead men tell no tales.
Free entry. From 8pm. Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand. 04 354 4074.
‘Cobweb Castle’ is Legoland’s transformed Kingdoms’ Castle for Halloween, featuring LEGO spiders, pumpkins, and a ‘Scare School’. The best part is that children under 12 wearing a costume can enter the park for free on the 31st.
Adults from AED 165. 10am-6pm. Legoland Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts. 04 820 3123.
Wednesday 1st November
Mindfulness for mini-mes
Being a kid might look easy, but we’ve all forgotten the toll of homework, fights with friends, the hectic after-school activity calendar and the global injustice of early bed times! Mind Body Soul happiness center offers free yoga classes every Wednesday to help refocus the minds of our young ones on a diet of positivity.
Free entry for ages 8-12. From 4.15pm. Mind Body Soul, Metropolis Tower, Business Bay. Registering in advance is a must. 054 441 8272
Thursday 2nd November
Le Gourmet at Galeries LaFayette is holding its very own Food Fest in the space directly in front of the recently launched venue’s City Walk place, and features a boutique market place as well as all the delicious food you would expect from such a festival.
Free entry. From 4pm, 2nd-4th November. Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet, City Walk. 04 403 3033.
Nadi Al Quoz in Alserkal Avenue will be showing a live transmission of TEDWomen which is taking place in New Orleans, USA. The viewing party is to support and celebrate the success of Sarah Amiri, Emirati and Science Lead for the UAE’s space project, speaking on a global TED stage.
Free entry. From 5.30pm. Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue. Register at www.tedxdubai.com
Outdoor trekking destination, Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (via ferrata means the ‘Iron path’ in Italian) reopens in Ras Al Khaimah on the 1st November. It’s a 470 metre-long course which requires elements of hiking, climbing and zip-lining. To accommodate for all abilities there are three routes on offer, each with a varying difficulty level.
From AED 400. Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah. 07 233 8998.