What’s On has details of the best USA Independence Day events in Dubai, with the restaurants serving American food for 4 July celebrations.

America: birthplace of the hot dog, perfector of the rap genre, originator of the body slam, inventor of “America’s Next Top Model.”

Here are some Independence Day bashes and brunches in Dubai. Don’t forget to bring your infectious, shoot-from-the-hip swagger and your utter disdain for the metric system:


The Best of the US
Get cosy on a beanbag inside Reform’s air-conditioned tent and enjoy an evening curled up with a cocktail and bar snacks whilst reliving a few favourite American TV exports. Readers can choose between classics such as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Saved by the Bell, Dawson’s Creek, Sister Sister, Beverly Hills 90210 and The OC, just vote online for your favourite via facebook.com/reformdubai.

Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai, Thur 3 July, from 8pm, free. Tel: (04) 4542638. Taxi: The Lakes Club. reformsocialgrill.ae

The New Yorker

Americana Special
According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, Americans eat an estimated 150 million hot dogs every Independence Day. With this in mind, SoHo Bar & Grill launches a special menu in tribute to the classic American hotdog, and includes four new “SoHo Dawgs” inspired by different American state. Expect a hearty plate full of good quality ground meat and topped with a range of toppings such as chilli-cheese and jalapenos on The Texan, and sauerkraut and yellow mustard on The New Yorker.

Century Village, Al Garhoud, Dubai, from 4 July to 4 September, Dhs55 for hot dogs, Dhs65 for burgers. Tel: (04) 2868520. Metro: GGICO. sohogrill.ae

Meat Loaf

Traditional Meatloaf
Live the American dream and chow down on a piece of meatloaf on July 4. No, we don’t mean chew on a rock star’s leg, we mean actual meatloaf – a dish of ground meat formed into a loaf shape and then baked or smoked. It’s the ultimate American comfort food complete with mashed potato and gravy. Yum.

Souk Al Bahar, Downtown, Dubai, daily 6pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 4322300. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. clawbbq.com