THE GAMES: Now on its 6th year, the GCC All Filipino Bowling
Tournament, also known as GCC Games, has evolved to become the premier
bowling tournament for Filipino expatriates in the GCC countries.
Participating teams and clubs shall be coming from Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
The GCC Games shall consist of 6 events for both Men and Ladies
Division: Team of Five (Team), Team of Three (Trio), Team of Two
(Doubles), Singles, All Events and Masters.
AND FORMAT: A committee consisting of representatives from the
different clubs and organizations within the GCC was formed during
the 5th GCC Games to standardize the Rules and Regulations, Playing
Pattern and other games-related activities.
As and when available, the information shall be posted.
Dubai Bowling Center (DBC) shall be the official venue of the 6th
GCC All Filipino Bowling Tournament. DBC is located just a striking
distance from Sharjah and has been the home court of SFBC since
it opened its doors in 2001.
is fully automated with 36 Brunswick synthetic lanes. It conforms
to the international standards of bowling centers and operators.
FIQ sanctioned tournaments have also been hosted by the Center during
the past year, the latest of which is the FIQ World Tenpin Youth
Bowling Association Asian Zone in 2001.
also houses other entertainment and gaming outlets such as billiards
and snookers, internet café and computer games. It has one
Italian restaurant, a fast food counter, and a coffee shop.
Hotels ranging from the 7-star Burj Al Arab to furnished apartments
abound in and Sharjah and the neighboring Dubai. More information
shall be posted in due course (click
here for Hotel Booking).
SERVICES: Dedicated guest services shall be offered by SFBC
to all delegations. These include among others marhaba service,
instant communication tool, tour guide, etc. More information shall
be posted as soon as details are finalized.
VISA REQUIREMENTS: Entry visas are required by all visitors
to the UAE, except GCC nationals and UK citizens. Visas may be obtained
from the Department of Naturalization and Residence through hotels
and organizations operating in the UAE. Residents of any GCC country
can obtain tourists visa for up to 1 month from the airport upon
arrival. Issuance of visa at the airport however is restricted to
certain professional categories and nationalities. Passports must
be valid for at least six months from the time of application.
The UAE Dirham is the monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates.
Is divided into 100 fils. Coins include Dhs. 1, 50 fils, 25 fils,
10 fils and 5 fils. The latter two are rarely used. Notes are of
Dhs. 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 denominations. The Dirham
is freely convertible, making exchange of travelers' checks and
currency easy. The local currency is index linked to the US Dollar.
1 US Dollar = Dirhams 3.68 (buying and selling). Major international
currencies can be exchanged from the banks and foreign currency
exchange counters. GCC currencies are accepted in most hotels and
INFORMATION: More information about the Games shall be posted
in due course. Please ensure to visit this page whenever possible
to check on new posted information.