Bowling places in Dubai
Looking for some old fashion, wholesome fun this weekend? Whether you’re the competitive type or are just looking to have a ball, bowling can be anyone’s game.
Three types of bowling alleys are available in Dubai: bars with bowling, traditional alleys, and mall bowling.
We’ve put together a list of 8 of the best bowling places in the city. Get your strike on!
1. Dubai International Bowling Centre
The first one on our list is Dubai International Bowling Centre, which is a state-of-the-art bowling and recreation centre established in May 2001.
It’s one of the biggest and cheapest, and thus of course the best, in Dubai. It has 36 bowling lanes, making it the biggest in the emirate, and attracts bowling enthusiasts from around the UAE and Gulf Countries.
The bowling shoes are free of charge, but you may have to buy a pair of socks.
Location: 44th Street, opposite Al Shabab Club, Al Mamzar
Timings: 09:00 am – 01:00 am
Tickets: Starts from AED 15 per person per game, AED 105 per person per hour.
2. Yalla! Bowling
Yalla! Bowling at Mall of the Emirates is a fairly standard family attraction, and this bowling alley is perfect for anyone who is in search of a little competition.
It’s region’s most advanced bowling destination with 12 state-of-the-art bowling alleys, high tech digital score-keeping computers and immersive video simulations so you can lose yourself in the thrill of the game.
Location: Two locations including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, & City Centre Mirdif,
Timings: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Tickets: Starts from AED 40.
3. Brass Monkey
With its two-story space, Brass Monkey features a 12-lane bowling alley, VR racing simulators, more than 60 arcade games, a pool and snooker area, plus a restaurant serving up tasty tacos, sliders, pizzas, quesadillas and old school desserts.
Located on the trendy Bluewaters Island, Brass Monkey can only be described as a one-stop fun shop for big kids and adults.
On the ground floor, you’ll find the huge bowling alley and old arcade games. On the first floor is three pool and snooker tables, basketball machines, a dedicated game room with old-favourite arcade games including Pac-Man to take you on a nostalgia trip.
Location: Brass Monkey, Bluewaters Island
- Monday and Tuesday, 04:00 pm to 01:00 am
- Wednesday, 04:00 pm to 02:00 am
- Thursday, and Friday 04:00 pm to 03:00 am
- Saturday, 12:00 pm to 03:00 am
- Sunday, 12:00 pm to 01:00 am
Bowling priced from Dhs75 per person, per game.
Wavehouse at Atlantis, The Palm is casual and family-friendly, with as much to appeal to adults as there is to kids and teens. It has everything you can think of – a colourful and lively four-lane ten-pin bowling alley, multi-level arcade games, VR games, and a soft play area for children.
Wavehouse is an entertainment venue concept that brings together live music, gaming, bowling, great food and chilled drinks overlooking a state-of-the-art wave machine, allowing guests to feel the rush of surfing from day to night.
The family-friendly restaurant serves fun food, from a one-meter-long hot dog to Jack Daniel’s banana sundaes.
Location: Atlantis, The Palm
Timings: Sunday to Thursday, 12:00pm to 1:00am
Tickets: AED420 per lane per hour (maximum 6 guests) or AED70 per person per game (walk in only).
5. Switch Bowling
Switch Bowling boasts 12 sleek state-of-the-art bowling alleys, six billiards tables, high tech sound and light systems, making it the ultimate destination for a few hours of fun.
In addition, there’s three karaoke rooms, Playstation corner, pool and arcades for the kids, and a coffee shop for the parents to relax in.
Location: India Court, Ibn Battuta Mall
- Saturday to Wednesday, 10:00am to 11:00pm
- Thursday and Friday, 10:00am to 12:00am
Tickets: Starts from AED 35 per person, and AED 160 per hour for maximum 5 people.
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6. Al Nasr LeisureLand
At Al Nasr LeisureLand, you can enjoy traditional 8-lane bowling experience, that’s great for families as well as the neighbourhood.. The neon signs lend a retro feel to the place.
Recognised as one of the best spots for bowling in Dubai, the old-school venue is one of the just a couple of alleys serving alcohol and truly worth a visit if you want to see retro Dubai.
Besides bowling, Al Nasr Leisureland is also home to a gaming room, squash courts and an ice skating rink!
Location: Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, Behind American Hospital
Timings: Daily from 09:00 am to 10:30 pm.
Tickets: Dhs25 per person per game.
7. The 44, Hilton Al Habtoor City
The world’s highest bowling alley is calling your name!
The 44 is home to a double lane bowling alley, and at 44 floors high, it’s the tallest one in the world.
The 44 is a luxurious American-style sports bar inspired by retro Gentleman’s Clubs. It’s also got an outdoor terrace with a second fully licensed bar, pool tables, dart boards, HD screens, BBQ and Shisha station, and even a pin ball machine.
The American-inspired food includes burgers, steaks and platters, plus a drinks list with American whiskey and the odd wine.
There’s a weekly Tuesday ladies’ night, offering three drinks from a selection from 7pm until 11pm.
Location: The 44, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Timings: 12:00PM to 3:00AM
Ticket: AED 35 per person, per game on weekdays, and AED 80 per person, per game on weekends.
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8. Dubai Bowling Centre
This is one of Dubai’s biggest bowling centres, with 16 professional lanes.
You can bowl with your kids or enjoy old movies projected on giant screens above the lanes. There’s also an e-gaming zone, and old school favourites like billiards and table tennis.
Additionally, there are birthday party packages and a child-friendly menu with pancakes, milkshakes and chicken nuggets.
Location: Dubai Bowling Centre, Al Quoz 1, Meydan Road
Timings: 10am till midnight.
Ticket: AED 25 per game from 10am to 6pm, AED 30 from 6pm, AED 114 per hour from 10am to 6pm, AED 162 per hour 6pm onwards.