Dubai’s best bowling alleys

Seven top places to bowl in Dubai

Dubai’s best bowling alleys

Expert bowler? Or just looking for fun things to do in Dubai?. Dubai has plenty of bowling alleys for when you fancy challenging your mates (or kids) to a game. Some of them even have bars.

Al Nasr Leisureland
This has been a favourite with long-time Dubai residents since it opened in 1979. The old school blowing alley has eight lanes each a with computerised scoring system and you can choose to pay per game or go for a whole hour. Plus, Al Nasr Leisureland is licensed so you can enjoy a hops or two as you knock down the pins.
Dhs25 per person per game, Dhs120 for one hour (Thu, Fri & Sat), Dhs105 for one hour (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed). Daily 9.30am-10.30pm. Oud Metha, Dubai, www.alnasrll.com (04 3371234).

Dubai Bowling Centre
At this longstanding bowling centre, 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, this one is one of the biggest and cheapest 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).

Wavehouse
Wavehouse in Atlantis The Palm is a huge adult-friendly favourite. Alongside all the arcade games, wave machine and live music acts is a four-lane bowling alley. Head to the counter, swap your shoes and throw your best ball. Games can be pricey compared to others, but it’s fully licensed and a good place to wile away the hours in a cool, air-conditioned bar.
From Dhs60 (per person, per game). Sat-Wed noon-1am; Thu-Fri noon-3am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626)

Yalla! Bowling
With 12 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 (per person, per game). Opening times vary. Two locations including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, & City Centre Mirdif, magicplanetmena.com.

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