Dubai’s five best bowling alleys

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Dubai’s five best bowling alleys

Got some spare time? Dubai’s top five places to go bowling will be right up your alley – and they’re all fully air-conditioned to escape the heat.

Dubai Bowling Centre
If you fancy knocking down some pins then head here. You can bowl while giant projectors play old movies and try some free-jumping, dodgeball, aerobics and basketball. Plus, there’s an e-gaming zone and old school favourites like billiards and ping pong.
Prices vary. Sun-Wed noon-1am; Thu-Sat noon-2am. Al Quoz 1 (04 339 1010).

Dubai International Bowling Centre
Not to be confused with the above (yes, there really is a lack of imagination in the name game). Thankfully, it’s one of the biggest and cheapest, and thus best, in Dubai. There are 36 lanes, tournaments and bowling until 1am.
From Dhs15 (pp, pg). Open daily 9am-1am. Al Mamzar (04 296 9222).

Switch Bowling
Visit Ibn Battuta Mall and play at one of the UAE’s most modern alleys. There are 12 lanes, high tech sound and light systems and plenty of deals. There’s a karaoke room, Playstation corner, pool, arcades and coffee shop.
Dhs30 (pp, pg). Sat-Wed 10am-midnight; Thu-Fri 10am-1am. Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali (04 440 5961).

The 44
Located 44 floors up, this aptly named pub sits somewhere between a gentleman’s club and a sports bar, you’re also treated to pretty top views of Downtown Dubai. As a result, this is technically the world’s highest bowling alley.
Open daily noon-2am. Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 437 3333).

Yalla! Bowling
With twelve state-of-the-art bowling alleys, you can challenge your friends and family and see who will be crowned king or queen of the lanes. Yalla! Bowling can be found inside Magic Planet UAE at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif. Once you’ve finished, there are plenty of arcade games to play on afterwards and continue the contest.
From Dhs30 (pp, pg). Opening times vary. Two locations including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, & City Centre Mirdif, magicplanetmena.com.

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