What’s On has details of the best places to celebrate USA Independence Day on July 4 in Dubai, including Claw BBQ and Perry and Blackwelder’s. 

It’s that time of the year again: the Fourth of July, also known as the USA’s Independence Day, when we celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave by eating our body weight in hot dogs and hot wings.

Here’s our pick of the best places in Dubai to celebrate USA Independence Day, from BBQs and buffets to fancy dress competitions. Those with small appetites need not apply.

Perry and Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse

Re-create the traditional fourth of july experience with a good old-fashioned barbecue at Dubai’s original smokehouse. From noon until late, you can tuck into a mouth-watering burger, hot-dog, potato salad and a soft drink for just Dhs120 – plus, there’s the option to order from the a la carte menu too.

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3666197. Taxi: Souk Madinat. facebook.com/perryandblackwelder

Perry & Blackwelders


It should come as no surprise that a spot famous for its jukebox, chicken wings and (once upon a time) rodeo bull should be pulling out all the stops this Independence day. Along with a rocking soundtrack, free cotton candy and wall to wall memorabilia, the restaurant will be hosting a costume contest – whoever has the best American outfit (think cowboys and baseball players) will win a Rock and Roll Brunch at CLAW.

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

Buffalo wings at Claw

Original Wings and Rings

Add this one to your bucket list – on July 4th, the sports bar will be serving up bucket deals from just Dhs99, as long as a three-course meal for just Dhs75. Don’t miss the buffalo burger, or the buffalo chicken quesadillas.

Liberty House, Floor C, DIFC, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 3596900. Metro: Financial Centre. facebook.com/OriginalWingsAndRings

Original Wings & Rings

Crab Tavern Dubai 

Although this highly anticipated restaurant is yet to open, you can get in on the action now simply by using the hashtag #CrabTavernDubai and #4thJuly on Twitter on Independence Day. Do so and you’ll be entered into a draw to win prizes once the seafood spot opens its doors in Media One Hotel on July 7.

Level 9, Media One Hotel,  Dubai Media City, Dubai. twitter.com/crabtaverndubai

Crab Tavern

Cravin’ Cajun

This popular spot for southern comfort food will be adding some all-American BBQ favourites to its menu this weekend, including mini burgers, hot dogs and even jello for dessert. Plus, there’s the Creole themed iftar in the evenings, where you can help yourself to Cravin Cajun’s famous mac and cheese, chicken and waffles, and pumpkin pie.

Novotel, Al Barsha, Dubai, Mon to Sat 7.30p to 11pm, Dhs120. Tel: (04) 3049000. Metro: Sharaf DG. novotel.com

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