Global Village is back

Global Village is back for its 26th Season with more pavilions. The Al Sana’a and Khalifa Foundation pavilions are also returning. Don’t forget to get up close with the 20-metre-long dragon at the dragon lake and the food kiosks that offer cuisines from all over the world. Tickets ae Dh20 per person at the gates and Dh15 if purchased online. Visit for details.

Dubai Fitness Challenge: Fit to 30

Dubai Fitness Challenge is back with its raging program of sporting events. Dubai residents can prepare for the fifth year for a gruelling 30 minutes of exercise for 30 days. Kicking off on October 29, reach for your sport shoes and gear and prep for the season. Visit for details.

Nightly fireworks

Witness fireworks across different parts of the city this week. Head over to Jumeirah Beach tonight at 8.30pm, Bluewaters at 8.30pm on November 4, Dubai Festival City Mall at 9.30pm November 4 or Global Village at 9pm every Thursday and Friday until November 13, to view spectacular displays in the sky. Enjoy the breathtaking fireworks alongside the view of the Burj Al Arab at Jumeirah Beach or overlooking the city skyline at Bluewaters, which can make for splendid Insta posts as well.

Diwali Glow: Your chance to win gold

Get the chance to win gold this Diwali season. With City of Gold Diwali Glow, organised by Dubai Gold & Jewelry Group, Golden Diwali Surprises and Dubai Shopping Malls Group, get the opportunity to have a golden festive season. Grab the chance to win Dh150,000 in jewellery vouchers with Dubai Gold & Jewelry Group for shoppers who buy jewellery from any of the more than 125 jewellery outlets. The campaign is on until November 6; visit for more information. With Dubai Shopping Malls Group, participants who spend Dh200 at participating malls have a chance to win 20gm of 24-carat gold worth Dh100,000.

Partying by the sea

Get festive by the sea this Diwali. Enjoy the Diwali celebrations at Waterfront Market in Deira. Visit the Diwali themed pop-up market selling traditional sweets, Indian wear and accessories and much more. Be part of the crowd and watch a talented Rangoli artist working their magic with colours to create a finely detailed giant rangoli and enjoy the vibrant and vibe with the energetic Bollywood dances including the Punjabi Bhangra performed throughout the week. Be a part of the Diwali inspired workshops and activities such as Diya & jar painting, Diwali greeting card making and jewellery making. This event is on until November 5.

Festivities at Festival city

Head to Dubai Festival City Mall to celebrate the season of lights with shopping, dining and entertainment. Starting today until November 13, visitors will get the chance to enter a draw to win prizes for spends in stores across the mall and at the recently launched Ripe by the Bay. The celebration at Dubai Festival City Mall is incomplete with the glorious laser show and fireworks and a special Diwali IMAGINE Show featuring the superhit dance number by Badshah, Let’s Nacho, with fireworks are set to take place on November 4 at 9.30pm.

Affordable and mighty spooky stuff

Daiso Japan, the brand well-known for its wide variety of unique, affordable, and quality Japanese lifestyle products, has stocked its shops with some 3,000 Halloween articles! Jack-o-lanterns? We can’t have enough of those. From pumpkin-shaped buckets, accessories, ornaments to light-up décor, decorative lights, and even Jack-o-lantern costumes and hats, there’s plenty to choose from. What’s unique about Daiso Japan’s collection is that it is suitable for people of all ages. You will find different iconic Halloween character costumes for the little ones, such as vampires, ghosts, witches, skeletons, butterflies, and more. You will also find spooky, but super cute Halloween decorations for decorating and spreading the spooky autumn vibes throughout your homes. There’s also a wide range of party supplies available for small Halloween family parties, including themed banners, paper plates, cookie cuts, mugs, cups, and much more. For ones who are looking for something gorier, Daiso Japan offers a wide range of frightening masks, adults’ costumes, accessories, scary hanging ghouls, skeletons, and many more terrifying items that will help set the scene at your homes or offices into one that is straight out of a horror movie. Not forgetting pet owners, Daiso Japan has scarily cute props your furry friends available at the stores. The range starts from only Dh7.35. Daiso Japan has over 40 stores around the UAE.

Fa-boo-lous adventures at Yas Waterworld

Frolic with the bandits at Yas Waterworld this Halloween. A Halloween night out from 4pm to 7pm today 29 as Yas Waterworld is set to host ‘Bandits’ Boo’ – a magnificent event filled with chills and thrills for all. From eerie cabanas to grave diggers, bandits’ performances and treats that are to die for, the waterpark is summoning all gremlins, ghouls and goblins to join the event for a skele-fun Halloween splash. Young ones can go trick or treating and shout out greetings as they gather all the candy from the spooky cabana trail. For more information about tickets, visit

Eat, drink, and be scary

Brunch it up this Halloween at Swissotel Al Ghurair today. The ‘Around the World’ brunch celebrates delectable cuisines of the Philippines with regional delicacies. In addition to magnificent creepy décor in the restaurant, chefs have crafted special dishes and presentations. The brunch also includes activities for the young minions. Available today at Liwan Restaurant from 12.30pm to 4 pm and is priced at Dh175 per person and Dh88 per child. Children below 6 years dine complimentary. For more information visit or call 04 293 3270.

Little ghouls just wanna have fun

Galleira Al Maryah Island invites all the little gremlins in the city to enjoy a day filled with spooktacular activities and entertainment including a trick-or-treat extravaganza, arts and crafts, music and much more at Droplets by Caboodle on October 31 from 2pm-6pm. Don your best scary outfits and get the chance to win multiple prizes. Children aged up to six years old can engage in Halloween-themed activities such as hand painting, crafts, music and movement and more. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited. Sign up for Droplets by Caboodle’s trick-or-treat extravaganza for just Dh99 per child for two hours. To reserve your space, please call +971 2 584 9548 or WhatsApp +971 55 800 2781.

Monsters on the island

Head over to Monster village at Al Maryah Island where kids of all ages are invited to wear their spookiest costumes and indulge in activities such as pumpkin painting, pot decorating and silly eye slime. Games such as Ghost Darts and the Wicked Witches Hat Toss garner prizes for lucky winners along with performances by Monster Munch, The Addams Family and more. Covid-19 safety precautions are in place. The Monster Village is on today from 4.30pm-10.30pm. For more information, visit

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