Dubai Bowling Centre has undergone a retro-tastic makeover
Add a retro ’80s vibe to your weekend bowling jaunt
The Dubai Bowling Centre is one of the most iconic buildings in the city’s Al Quoz district – instantly recognisable thanks to three enormous bowling balls and a pair of imposing castle turrets that make up its unique exterior. And now, thanks to a pretty significant makeover, the popular wallet-friendly bowling alley finally has an interior to match.
Decked out in retro-style ’80s decal, the newly rebranded DBC has spruced up its 16 professional-grade bowling lanes for those looking for a little weekend’s rollin’, complete with giant projector screens playing classic films to enjoy between turns.
When you’re done working on your perfect score you can head over to the DBC Arcade and get in a quick game of air hockey or skeeball before heading back to the lanes.
For hardcore gamers there’s The Zone, a neon-lit video game area of pods, each decked out with the latest consoles and games. You can even order food from the centre’s Japanese-themed cafe YAMU directly to your pod, so you don’t ever have to look up from your screen.
Finally, DBC has installed a trampoline park in the 7,000 sq metre building, letting you bounce around and blow off some steam in between bowling games.
Prices start at Dhs20 per person on weekdays for bowling, and Dhs30 on weekends. An hour in The Zone will cost you Dhs15, and 30 minutes in the trampoline park starts at Dhs40.
Dubai Bowling Centre, Al Quoz 1, weekdays 10am to 12am, weekends 10am to 1am, from Dhs15. tel: (04) 339 1010. bowlingdubai.com