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Dubai International Bowling Center

Dubai International Bowling Center
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Sangram Banerjee
By Sangram Banerjee
Excellent center for professional bowling
Jan 2020
First of all people need to understand that DIBC is the primary bowling center in Dubai with 36 Brunswick lanes that conduct Leagues and Tournaments on a daily basis. This center does not cater only for recreational bowlers as there are 6 professional leagues taking place throughout the week. SUN MON WED & SAT there are professional leagues from 8 pm onwards and recreational players are highly unlikely to get more than few lanes when the league is going on. FRI there are 2 professional leagues, one in the morning starting at 10 am & another one in the afternoon starting at 3 pm. So during those times as well you will only get few lanes. If you’re planning to play the best times are during weekday mornings and afternoons as there’s no one playing at that time. In fact if you’re an aspiring bowler this is the ideal time to come and practice as you can hone your skills without anybody bothering you. Friday & Saturday evenings are crowded with recreational bowlers and the wait can be anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the rush. Mid Feb to mid March the annual DIBC Open is held and lanes are allotted for the tournament from 3 pm onwards everyday and during the last week of the tournament all the lanes are closed to the public. So plan your visit accordingly as during leagues, tournaments & rush weekend hours the wait can be very very long. As far as the crew taking care of the center it’s a mixed bag with extreme professionalism to nonchalance sprinkled amongst the staff but overall it’s the only center where you get all your bowling needs catered for under one roof. The food and beverage center is easily accessible and attendants are readily available to take your order. There is a bowling shop, arcade and pool center with ample parking in front and back of the center. There is a shisha and video gaming place located within the premises. Whether you just want to have fun or do some serious bowling, this is the place to be but be aware that if you come during the busiest hours then you’ll end up waiting for a while to get lanes. Happy bowling everyone 🎳

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Sangram Banerjee
Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
Excellent center for professional bowling
Jan 2020 • Solo
First of all people need to understand that DIBC is the primary bowling center in Dubai with 36 Brunswick lanes that conduct Leagues and Tournaments on a daily basis. This center does not cater only for recreational bowlers as there are 6 professional leagues taking place throughout the week. SUN MON WED & SAT there are professional leagues from 8 pm onwards and recreational players are highly unlikely to get more than few lanes when the league is going on. FRI there are 2 professional leagues, one in the morning starting at 10 am & another one in the afternoon starting at 3 pm. So during those times as well you will only get few lanes. If you’re planning to play the best times are during weekday mornings and afternoons as there’s no one playing at that time. In fact if you’re an aspiring bowler this is the ideal time to come and practice as you can hone your skills without anybody bothering you. Friday & Saturday evenings are crowded with recreational bowlers and the wait can be anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the rush. Mid Feb to mid March the annual DIBC Open is held and lanes are allotted for the tournament from 3 pm onwards everyday and during the last week of the tournament all the lanes are closed to the public. So plan your visit accordingly as during leagues, tournaments & rush weekend hours the wait can be very very long. As far as the crew taking care of the center it’s a mixed bag with extreme professionalism to nonchalance sprinkled amongst the staff but overall it’s the only center where you get all your bowling needs catered for under one roof. The food and beverage center is easily accessible and attendants are readily available to take your order. There is a bowling shop, arcade and pool center with ample parking in front and back of the center. There is a shisha and video gaming place located within the premises. Whether you just want to have fun or do some serious bowling, this is the place to be but be aware that if you come during the busiest hours then you’ll end up waiting for a while to get lanes. Happy bowling everyone 🎳
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lana1308
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Don’t go on busy nights
Jul 2019
Came here for a night of bowling and fun, what turned very bad right away! Upon arrival we saw it was pretty busy! What I do understand there is a waiting list! We wanted just some info over the waiting times... the lady just put us a number under our nose without a word! When I wanted to ask if it was possible to right our names already or that we need to stay close or just how the waiting list works she just answered us no! I call you! Very short and strict what made me kind of pissed! When it was our round she didn’t bother to stand up to give us our shoes! An other man needed to come to help us out! The shoes were still in the same state as the previous person left them! The man who gaved them was very kind! We ordered some drinks and food what was very nice! To bad that some staff doesn’t care about there guest what can make it a very bad experience from the start! Price wise it’s a very nice place!
Written July 23, 2019
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Jovie E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates153 contributions
Great place for team activity
Mar 2019 • Business
We came here to play as a team building activity, the place was clean and not much people was there on a Wednesday afternoon. The staff were attentive and nice. The shoes does not stink, remember to bring your own socks so you don’t have to pay for it. It was a good experience over all. Burgers are good, but pizzas not so much! Music is also not too loud so just enough to set the mood but allows for interaction and conversations. Bathrooms are clean too.
Written March 13, 2019
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TheFamily2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates71 contributions
Good place to spend the evening
Dec 2018
Good place for a quick outing. It's quite big with almost 20-22 lanes. Service is pretty good as well. Had a nice time.
Written January 19, 2019
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ron392565
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Rude Attendant
Sep 2018 • Family
The place is great. Good vibe for both family and friends. The only thing that ruined our experience the last time we wanted to play bowling (Sept.21’18) was this attendant by the counter named Liesl Macugay who seemed to not have any manners. She looked like she didn’t like what she’s doing and answered back to our queries so unprofessionally. When we got there the place was full (1445hrs). We politely asked her if we can play and she answered rudely “It’s full... you’d have to wait.” It was fine for us to wait since its a Friday and we expected the place to be busy. She said the wait would be 30minutes and so I said ok & requested to have two lanes. Then she said “Really? Do you really need two lanes?” That’s when I figured this girl has an attitude, still I kept my cool and replied “There’s seven of us so we need two lanes”. After waiting for 25minutes, I politely approached her by the counter to ask if there’ll be available lanes soon and she said yes, she took my number and told me to wait for her call/sms and so we did wait for 25minutes more. It was already 1535hrs (waited for 50minutes by this time) when I approached her again and by this time I told her it’s been more than 30minutes that we’ve been waiting and we need to leave for a flight in a few hours. She then said she did not promise that the wait will just be 30minutes, it would be an hour rather. This is when I complained saying it’s fine if there was a delay but that she should just be honest about it. She insisted she said it’s an hour, and then I said to just tell me what’s the real estimated time as we have a flight to catch after. She asked what time we have to leave and I said at 1900hrs (we still had over 3hours to play) and then she replied “I will not be able to give you any lanes before 7pm”. That’s when I lost it and asked her to do her math saying it’s now an hour wait but she wont be able to give us any before 7pm. I asked for the manager and she replied “the manager is not here” with her high toned voice. So I just got her name and decided to write about this. It’s very saddening that she’s a Filipino but lacks the warmth, even the manners of normal decent person. These kinds of people shouldn’t be in the service industry as they are ruining it for all those who do their job properly, I should know, I work for an airline company. I hope something gets done about this woman (calling her a lady seems inappropriate) the rest of the crew were very helpful and seemed concerned. At the end, me and my family just left. What should’ve been a bowling day was ruined by just one woman who didn’t deserve to get paid for her work.
Written September 26, 2018
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pinkasfouratheblog
Dubai, United Arab Emirates267 contributions
Worst experience!
Jun 2018 • Friends
We had a lane to ourselves, unfortunately our bowling balls weren't getting loaded due to technical issue. On top of which the family in adjacent lane kept yanking and screaming at my friend and me for this error which wasn't from our end.they kept saying that we did something to the machine that rolls out the ball.

The poor security guy was trying to stop me and a guy from the family on adjacent lane. He wasn't successfully which led to such a terrible experience. In the end we were been given another lane to play in but the earlier episode ruined my mood.

I wouldn't recommend to visit this place on weekends.
Written June 16, 2018
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Dennet_81
Mangalore, India290 contributions
Good fun...
Mar 2018 • Family
Had a good time here. There are a lot of lanes so does not feel crowded. The facilities are good. Good fun if you are into bowling.
Written April 2, 2018
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Ahmed A
38 contributions
alot of fun
Jan 2018 • Family
expensive place. real bowling. we had much fun. good for kids. they gave free shoes. caffee is available. parking free. good place for bowling training
Written January 28, 2018
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aNGeL0FdEAth
Dubai, United Arab Emirates387 contributions
Fun
Jan 2018 • Friends
We went late at night and the place was still packed. Good value for money and a time well spent. very organized setup and friendly staff.If you want munchies while you're at it, then there are food stalls. It's a place to be yourself.
Written January 16, 2018
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Dutchguy_in_Allgau
Germany426 contributions
Lots of fun
Aug 2017 • Friends
We went here very late at night and the place was still very full. We had lots of fun and the equipment is clean and well functioning. Also with boundaries for the kids. The staff was very helpful and the crowd visiting friendly and all in a good mood.
Written September 2, 2017
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