The word on the street is quite literally ‘get in your car and drive round to where we live’ as apparently our street gives out the best treats in the neighbourhood. Despite half the street being knocked down this week, this evening we’ve been inundated with trick or treaters of all ages and nationalities. Dressed as witches, vampires, superhero’s and unicorns.
Dubai is full of Halloween, from the stores selling over priced, imported Pumpkins (I carved a melon) to shops dedicated to Halloween costumes and displays in shops selling cards.
There are themed parties at some of the top hotels for children and adults alike and we’ve even been a long to a HowloWeen party especially for the 4 legged variety kids.
Whether you like Halloween or not, it really does happen here in Dubai. It’s friendly, safe and nearly everyone joins in, whether it’s understood or not.
It’s the same as Christmas, Easter, Diwali, Ramadan and Eid. And all the other festivals regardless of religion or origin. Everyone is encouraged to participate and learn about the different cultures. Even the cat has joined in.
I personally love this the most about living in Dubai. In that respect it’s the best city in the world to live in, if you ask me.