6 ‘Secret’ Dubai Nightlife Spots You Need to Know About

Shhh! Looking for the coolest hidden bars in Dubai? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite ‘secret’ Dubai nightlife spots. From entering through a toilet at Industrial Avenue Dubai to hidden karaoke bars in Old Dubai, here’s what you need to know…

1. Industrial Avenue & The Shoreditch

Ever thought you would have to go through a toilet to enter a club? Well that’s exactly what you’ll need to do to enter Dubai’s new hidden club Industrial Avenue Dubai. Before the club opens its secret doors to Dubai’s party people, the venue is called The Shoreditch and you can head there a few hours earlier for pre-drinks!


  • Industrial Avenue: Wed-Fri, from 11pm to 3am
  • The Shoreditch: Wed-Thurs, from 9pm to 11pm. Fri, from 5pm to 11pm

Where: The Westin Dubai, Dubai Marina

2. The Secret Room

Ever heard of the Secret Room? It’s a brand new ‘secret’ club in Dubai, that you can only access through an underground graffiti-filled passage. After that, you can enter the club with someone who’s fingerprint has been previously registered! Don’t know anyone who has their fingerprint registered? Don’t worry, the staff are usually happy to use theirs to let you in.

Timings: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, from 11pm to 3am
Where: Five Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah

3. Poppy

If you’re looking for something a little quieter, cozier and classier – you need to check out Poppy. You’ll find this dimly-lit cocktail bar hidden above Italian restaurant Basta!. They’ve even got a great cocktail menu that has been carefully created by expert mixologist Sam Ross.

Timings: Daily, from 6pm to 3am
Where: Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai (Business Bay)

4. The Unlucky Cat

The Unlucky Cat is a small bar at Taj Dubai that is great for pre-drinks and awesome drink deals. Tucked away in the alley that leads up to popular Asian restaurant Miss Tess, this bar has a happy hour deal every day as well as ladies night offers.

Timings: Daily, from 6pm to 2am
Where: Taj Dubai, Business Bay

5. Miss Wang

If you fancy enjoying delicious Asian food, live music, awesome drink deals and a night of karaoke – Miss Wang is definitely worth searching for! They’ve got a super cool secret entrance through the fire exit in the hotel, with funky stairs leading up to the restaurant bar.

Timings: Daily, from 6pm to 3am
Where: Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai

6. Nippon Bottle Company

With a hidden entrance that’s straight out of a spy thriller, Nippon Bottle Company is a secret bar that’s hidden behind a bookcase! Trust us, you would totally walk right past if you didn’t know about it. Tucked away at the Dusit Thani Hotel, even though Nippon might look like a quiet library from the outside, it’s anything but.

Timings: Daily, from 4pm to 2am
Where: Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

Read more: Check out our Nightlife section for the best club nights and bars in Dubai