A Deep Dark Dubai Travel Guide

A Deep Dark Dubai Travel Guide

There’s truly something for everyone in Dubai, and that includes those who love horror houses and escape rooms.

If you love the thrill of solving mysteries, you’ll feel right at home at Deep Dark Dubai, one of the best escape rooms in the city. 

In this guide, we’ll show you all the good things about this tourist attraction and why you should include it in your Dubai itinerary.

What is Deep Dark Dubai?

Deep Dark Dubai is a unique concept where you get to choose from one of four escape rooms in individual villas.

You, a companion or a group of friends will be locked inside the room for 60 minutes together with all the monsters and scares inside.

Deep Dark Dubai is the perfect venue for a unique adventure while in the city because you get to develop critical thinking, teamwork and proper communication while you’re at it. 

Best Time to Go

Since Deep Dark Dubai is an indoor attraction, you can enjoy it all-year round. The Al Quoz branch is still the top choice for many guests, although Jumeirah is also a must-try.

It’s also best to visit during the weekdays, so you don’t have to wait in line for a long time.

Things to Know

If you’re planning to visit Deep Dark Dubai, here are some things that you must know:

  • Deep Dark Dubai Location
  • Al Meydan Street- KML Business Center – Villa 7 – Al Quoz 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • +971 55 954 9282
  • Open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM Daily
  • Rates

Rates at Deep Dark Dubai will vary depending on the number of people and type of escape room that you choose:

The ParanormalThe SinnerThe AsylumThe Cursed Doll
AED 200/person (2 people)AED 195/person (2 people)AED 205/person (2 people)AED 205/person (2 people)
AED 190/person (3 people)AED 185/person (3 people)AED 2195/person (3 people)AED 190/person (3 people)
AED 175/person (4 people)AED 175/person (4 people)AED 205/person (4 people)AED 180/person (4 people)
AED 160/person (5 people)AED 165/person (5 people)AED 165/person (5 people)AED 170/person (5 people)
AED 150/person (6 people)AED 155/person (6 people)AED 150/person (6 people)AED 155/person (6 people)
AED 140/person (7 people)AED 140/person (7-9 people)AED 140/person (7-9 people)AED 145/person (7-9 people)
AED 135/person (8-9 people)
  • Age Requirements

Deep Dark Dubai only allows guests 14 years and older. So, make sure that you bring an identification card to prove your age, especially if you’re below 20.

How to Get Around

Trains: There’s no direct Metro line to Al Quoz, but you can take the metro and stop at the Business Bay Metro Station. From here, you can ride a taxi going to Deep Dark Dubai.

Buses: If you take the bus, choose Bus Line 7 and stop at the Al Quoz J Mart Supermarket Bus Stop. From here, you can take a taxi to Deep Dark Dubai.

Taxis: There are many taxi services in Dubai that you can book to take you to and from Deep Dark Dubai.

Car service: If you prefer to travel privately, you can arrange for a car service from your hotel or book a private car service.

What to Do in Deep Dark Dubai 

Experience One of the Escape Rooms

Experience One of the Escape Rooms
Image source: Gulf News

Deep Dark Dubai has four escape rooms, each designed after a famous horror movie to give you the scare of your life:

  • Paranormal

If you’re a fan of those paranormal movies, this is your chance to live out those scary fantasies with the Paranormal escape rooom at Deep Dark Dubai.

Be prepared to enter a completely dark room with paranormal sounds in the background. 

Armed only with a flashlight, your group will need to go through 6 rooms with small tunnels and locked doors to get out of this terrifying experience.

This room is good for two to ten players at a time with a 60-minute timeline.

  • The Sinner

Another popular escape room in Deep Dark Dubai, The Sinner is based on an evil spirit ready to take your soul.

Here, you’ll enter the room with live actors scaring your heart out while you try to solve the mystery that will allow you to finally escape before time runs out.

Like the Paranormal, you’ll be given an hour to escape with up to nine of your friends. 

  • The Asylum

From the name of this escape room, you’ll already know what you’re getting into literally.

A game good for up to 10 players, you’ll need to keep your sanity as you navigate your way through the lock doors of an asylum to find your way out.

  • The Cursed Doll

Are you a fan of Annabelle and The Conjuring saga? This is the right escape room for you and up to 10 of your companions.

The Cursed Doll takes you on a spine-tingling journey to a room filled with mysteries that let you understand the story of the doll and its owner.

During this time, you’ll need to find clues and solve different mysteries, so you can get out of the escape room as soon as possible. 

Where to Stay Near Deep Dark Dubai

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road – Business Bay – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 414 0000
Pricing: $$$
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Located in bustling Business Bay right in Downtown Dubai, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai offers accessibility to the city’s main attractions in a relaxing environment.

With 1,608 rooms and suites offering views of the Dubai Canal and the city skyline, expect to be treated like royalty at this five-star hotel.

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai also has amenities like the world-class Saray Spa, a fitness center and outdoor pool, and over 10 restaurants and lounges to choose from.

Grand Millennium Business Bay

Address: Marasi Drive – Business Bay – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 873 3333
Pricing: $$
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If you’re looking for a hotel that offers world-class amenities without the hefty price tag, go for Grand Millennium Business Bay.

Aside from being centrally located, this hotel also features well-designed rooms and amenities like restaurants and a fitness and wellness center for the ultimate relaxation.

Park Regis Business Bay Hotel

Address: ParkLane Tower – Business Bay – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 574 2100
Pricing: $$$
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Indulge yourself on a holiday like no other with a stay at the beautiful Park Regis Business Bay Hotel right at the heart of the district.

You can opt for a panoramic suite with stunning views of Dubai’s landmarks, junior suites for the entire family or one of the many rooms at the hotel for a relaxing stay.

Being in Park Regis Business Bay Hotel means getting acess to a fully equipped fitness center, a spa, a Food Souk and of course, a temperature-controlled swimming pool. 

Where to Eat Near Deep Dark Dubai 

Mashawi Lebanese Restaurant 

Address: 3 1 A Street – Al Quoz – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 50 246 4792
Pricing: $$

Ask the locals about the best Lebanese restaurant in Al Quoz and they’ll surely point you to Mashawi Lebanese Restaurant.

Known in the area for its simple but delicious Lebanese fare, the restaurant serves classics like the Tabbouleh, Fattoush, Kibbah, Babba Gannoush and Kababs.

Of course, you should try the restaurant’s assortment of grilled meats.

The Blacksmith Bar and Eatery

Address: Wyndham Dubai Marina – 1st Floor Al Seba Street – Dubai Marina – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 407 8873
Pricing: $$$

If all that thrill at Deep Dark Dubai left you famished, The Blacksmith Bar and Eatery has you covered with its extensive menu.

Known for being one of the most legendary smokehouse and barbeque spots in Dubai, The Blacksmith Bar and Eatery offers a wide range of steaks and grilled meats.

World Cut Steakhouse

Address: Habtoor Palace – Al Habtoor City – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 56 659 7287
Pricing: $$$

Another go-to steakhouse in Dubai is the famous World Cut Steakhouse that gives you the experience of a classic American steakhouse with its beautiful interiors.

The award-winning restaurant in Al Habtoor City keeps things simple with well-curated offerings on its menu that only uses the finest ingredients and refined techniques.

Highly recommended dishes include Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Heart of Romaine Caesar Salad, Seared Foie Gras, Black Cod and Mushroom Risotto.

Of course, you have an impressive choice of steaks including the famous Queensland AACo Beef MB4, two world-class tenderloin and bone-in ribeye cutsthat you can only find in this steakhouse. 

There’s also the Wagyu MB7, Black Onyx and USA Prime.

Le Patio

Address: Al Habtoor City – Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 56 685 8629
Pricing: $$

From its name, you’ll have an idea about the kind of ambiance that you’ll get walking into Le Patio.

This beautiful open-air lounge and restaurant in Habtoor Palace is perfect for a relaxing night out after spending time in Deep Dark Dubai.

Aside from its ambiance, you’ll also love Le Patio’s choice of food, drinks and even tobacco.

You can start with a Hot Mezze Platter or a classic Burrata salad, try the Macaroni Behamel, move to the Lamb Pide or try a Falafel Wrap.

Then, indulge in a main course of either Arabic Mixed Grill, Chermoula Spiced Prawns or Crusted Dukkha Lamb Rack.

Where to Shop Near Deep Dark Dubai

Bay Avenue Mall and Park

Address: Business Bay – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 800 738 245

Do you want to shop, dine or just go around a mall after that exhilarating experience in Deep Dark Dubai? Head to Bay Avenue Mall and Park.

This mall may not be as big as its counterparts, but it offers an impressive list of stores, restaurants and entertainment choices for its customers.

Being in Business Bay, you also get to enjoy the busy district while you shop to your heart’s content.

Dubai Mall

Address: Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 800 382 246255

They say that you’ve never truly visited Dubai if you haven’t been to Dubai Mall. This massive shopping complex is the largest by total land area, so you’re in for a treat.

Choose from one of the 1,200 retail outlets inside the mall, dine in one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars or just relax outside while watching the Dubai Fountain Show for free.

The Dubai Mall is also home to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and it’s just a stone’s throw away from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa

What to Expect from Weather in Deep Dark Dubai

Winter: Winter season in Dubai lasts from December to March and it’s the best time to explore the city since the weather is fair and the breeze is cooler.

Summer: With temperatures reaching up to 50 degrees Celsius during the day, the summer season in Dubai lasting from June to September can be unforgiving.

Transition period: Between these two seasons are transition periods that last from April to May and October to November.

Apps to Download When Visiting Deep Dark Dubai

Visit Dubai: Dubai’s tourism portal offers useful information for tourists who want to visit the city’s attractions including Deep Dark Dubai
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WithLocals: If you’re too scared to go to Deep Dark Dubai alone, you can book a private tour with a local through this app
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Uber: A convenient way to book a car to take you to and from Deep Dark Dubai
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Careem: Another alternative to booking a private car service for going around the city
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