In the world of sports here, there will be one more reason for Eid to be celebrated on a higher pitch.
Bowling lovers today have the Funky Lanes at the Arabian Center to spend time with your family members and friends where other sports and recreational activities are available as well.
The UAE has in Mohammad Khalifa Al Qubaisi, the former FIQ World Cup champion, and many more bowlers with international rating currently.
The impressive lanes, all of Brunswick quality, will be a big boost for bowling fans in the country. — Supplied photo
Bowling is seen as a medium of entertainment by most, however in the UAE, it is a top rated entertainment sport that drives the passion for the game in the nation.
The country has also played host to many international competitions, the most prominent among these being the FIQ World Championships in 1999.
The latest international events in the country were the Asian Bowling Championship, and the Arab and GCC tournaments.
However, 10-pin bowling, once a leading sports and recreational activity in the UAE, seems to have taken a back seat in recent years.
Top competitive events for international bowlers and teams, the corporate sector and the large Filipino community here, are still held regularly at the established bowling-only centres in the country.
Creating a modern and specialised bowling facility to open in the UAE for years, Funky Lanes has been fuelled by the growing interest of the bowling aficionados in recent times.
With the introduction of the 15,000 square-feet recreational and entertainment corner, serious exponents of the game can have their round of practice in a new and fresh environment.
The venture, managed by the Lals Group, was opened on Tuesday. The lanes are designed and equipped with 10 latest Brunswick lanes, glitzy glowing balls and pins, advanced Hodge screens displaying sports and video clips, and hi-tech laser light and sound systems.
The facility was inaugurated by Tim Jones, chief operating officer, Arabian Center Lamcy Plaza, who was also joined by key officials from the Lals Group and other special guests, a media communiqué said on Tuesday night.
The indoor entertainment centre also offers a billiards lounge with 5 billiards tables, an arcade games zone, a private party room equipped with music, lights and multi-media facilities and a juice bar and coffee concept serving as an ultimate entertainment destination this Eid.