Actually you don`t need a special reason to party in Dubai, as the nightlife scene is just fantastic. But every year at the end of October it is Halloween time. With many expats from western countries living in the UAE, this is indeed a big event. Everyone is going to grab their fancy dresses and takes part in the many Halloween parties. As most clubs offer Halloween parties, the choice of where to go is not easy.
Luckily we found out that one of our all time favorite nightlife spots in Dubai is having a huge Halloween party every year. So let`s check that out. But as we live in Abu Dhabi, we need to stay over night in Dubai.
How to get from Abu Dhabi to Dubai
Every time, we stay in Dubai, we take our car, as this is the most convenient way of transport. The distance between both cities is around 130 km depending in which area you live. The driving time between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is only around 90 minutes. The motorway E11 has 4 lanes, which means the drive is pretty smooth. Just be aware of speed cameras every few hundred meters as speeding in the UAE is pretty expensive.
There is also the possibility to take a taxi straight to the party venue, which might cost you up to 300 DHS one way.
Buses and minivans are also available for cheap money but it takes ages.
Where to stay in Dubai
Dubai has got hundreds of hotels with the standard being a lot higher than in Europe. For quite decent money, you can enjoy a good quality of rooms. For the Halloween party we decide to stay in the Somewhere Hotel in Dubai Tecom, not far from the Palm and Metro Station Media Rotana. We enjoy our stay in the hotel a lot, as it offers huge rooms and a nice stylish interior, which we use for some photo shootings.
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What to wear on a party in Dubai?
The most difficult part for Halloween is every year the same. Which costume are you going to choose? Luckily there are plenty of costume shops in Abu Dhabi and Dubai offering loads of fancy dresses like all sorts of animal or super hero costumes as well as catsuits, leather and wet look dresses as well as plenty of accessories. One might think that in a Middle Eastern country such outfits are a bit too revealing. However once you experience Dubai`s nightlife, you will find out quickly that the outfits are indeed sometimes very sexy. Our only concern was the way from the hotel to the venue, which we solved with wearing a jacket.
Where is the best Halloween party in Dubai?
Our all time favorite location to party in Dubai is the famous Barasti Beach Club in Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, not far from the Palm.
As the name says it is an open air club with a huge piece of beach, several bars and dance floors with life bands and DJ. Usually there is no entry fee and the club is open until 3am. We love the atmosphere in Barasti as you have excellent parties on the beach right in front of the stunning skyline of Dubai. No wonder that many party goers come all the way from Abu Dhabi by taxi to enjoy a night here. As we don`t want to grab any attention in the public transport due to our outfits, we take a taxi to the beach club, which is pretty affordable in Dubai.
We have one of the best parties here in Barasti Dubai with an absolute great atmosphere. Don`t wear your best shoes, as you will obviously walk on the beach.
Where is your favorite spot in Dubai? Leave us a comment below.
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