Enjoy American entertainment and a taste of home at these five spots Abu Dhabi and Dubai
July 4th in the UAE: here are 5 places to celebrate
Americans love a party and Independence Day is the perfect time to get together with friends and family to celebrate in red-white-and-blue style especially in the UAE. Festivities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai offer up star-spangled food from BBQ and wings to pies and shakes, plus real American soul, funk and country music.
Clinton Street Baking Company via Deliveroo
Order a traditional American-style pie from Clinton Street Baking Company via the Deliveroo app this Fourth of July. The limited-edition pastry is a combination of cherry, blueberry and key lime and comes in the shape of the American flag.
Wednesday, July 4, from Dh95 for a 10-centimetre pie; from Dh275 for a 24-centimetre pie, Deliveroo, Dubai, www.deliveroo.ae
Stars ‘N’ Bars
Celebrate Independence Day with live music, promotions, food and games at Stars ‘N’ Bars. The restaurant will be decorated in red, white and blue and guests are encouraged to dress with the theme, too. New menu items will be introduced, including croissant French toast and chicken creole. An American pop quiz takes place from 8pm, multi-instrumentalist Adam Baluch (pictured) will perform from 9pm and DJ Akmaral will keep the music going until the early hours.
Wednesday, July 4 to Saturday, July 7, special menu prices from Dh45 to Dh165, Stars ‘N’ Bars, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 565 0101, www.starsnbars.ae
Indulge in a sparkling, limited-edition stars-and-stripes-themed CrazyShake this Independence Day at Black Tap. It has a vanilla-frosted rim; vanilla ice cream; sprinkles in red, white and blue; and is topped with a decadent red, white and blue cake slice, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry, plus a firecracker popsicle. Black Tap also serves up the Greg Norman burger, the All-American burger and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options including a black-bean vegan burger.
Tuesday, July 3 until Sunday, July 8, 11am to midnight, from Dh69 for the CrazyShake, Black Tap, Jumeirah Al Naseem and JBR, Dubai, www.blacktapme.com
Perry & Blackwelder’s
Enjoy a Fourth of July feast at the American smokehouse Perry & Blackwelder’s and tuck into unlimited chicken wings and deep-south comfort food. There are 19 wing flavours to choose from, including smoky BBQ, honey-mustard and jalapeno, and the sharing platter for two for Dh269 features wings, brisket nachos, mini mountain burgers, veal ribs, Cajun fried shrimp, grilled corn, coleslaw and fries. A soul and funk band will perform on Wednesday from 9pm to midnight.
Wednesday, July 4 to Friday, July 6, noon to 3am, from Dh99 for the unlimited chicken wings, Perry & Blackwelder’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 432 3232, firstname.lastname@example.org
McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi
Head to the Big 4th of July party at McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi and enjoy drinks specials from 8pm to 11pm, as well as two-for-one on small plates and main courses. The two-piece American band Down Home (pictured) will perform American hit songs and a DJ will play music till late.
Wednesday, July 4, open 3pm to 3am, McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi, Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 02 654 4333, www.mcgettigans.com/auh-abu-dhabi