A popular sport for all sectors of society, you'll meet players and families of many nationalities at the alleys.
Deira & the North Bank
Dubai Bowling Centre is the main bowling venue of the city; it has 36 lanes, two eateries on-site, a billiards area, and a Thai massage spa. Off Al Wuheida Rd., opposite Century Mall, Hor al Anz East, Dubai, Dubai. 4/296–9222. www.dubaibowlingcentre.com.
Bur Dubai & the South Bank
Al Nasr Leisureland has an eight-lane bowling alley with computerized scoring, but the draw of Al Nasr Leisureland is that it offers many more activities on-site (Off Umm Hurair Rd., Oud Metha, Dubai, Dubai. 4/337–1234. www.alnasrll.com.
World Trade Centre & Burj Dubai
Thunderbowl, a 20-lane facility with a pool and snooker hall and a few restaurants, is a popular social spot for many nationalities. Off Interchange 1, Sheikh Zayed Rd., Al Wasl, Dubai, Dubai. 4/343–1000.