Canada Day and 4th of July 2019: Where to celebrate in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Get your fill of maple waffles, colourful shakes, smoked meats and more

Tuck into maple waffles at Eggspectation this Canada Day. Courtesy Eggspectation
Tuck into maple waffles at Eggspectation this Canada Day. Courtesy Eggspectation

It’s a week of celebrations in North America with Canada Day on Monday, July 1, and of course American Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. We’re rounded up a list of places you can go to indulge in traditional treats as well as patriotic platters and pies.

Canada Day at Eggspectation

Monday, July 1

Canadian eatery Eggspectation celebrates Canada Day on July 1 with the salted maple caramel waffle dessert. It is topped with fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream and drizzled with house-made salted maple caramel sauce. The treat is complimentary to all tables on Canada Day only.

7am to midnight, The Beach JBR; 7am to 11pm, City Walk, Dubai; 7am to midnight, Matajer Mall, Sharjah,


CrazyShakes at Black Tap

Wednesday, July 3 to Friday, July 5

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Get your (crazy) shake on at Black Tap. Courtesy Black Tap

Celebrate American Independence Day with a limited edition red, white and blue CrazyShake at Black Tap. The restaurant celebrates its New York origins with a stars-and-stripes patriotic drink that includes a vanilla rim, festive sprinkles and is topped with a full slice of frosted cake, whipped cream and a cherry. US nationals who present valid ID can receive a special drink at Dubai venues and a crafted mocktail at the Abu Dhabi location.

From Dh62 in Abu Dhabi; from Dh69 in Dubai, Cascade Dining, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai; Rixos Premium Dubai JBR; InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai,


The Blacksmith Smokehouse

Thursday, July 4

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Celebrate 4th of July with popular American bites. Courtesy The Blacksmith Smokehouse

The Blacksmith Smokehouse is serving up a four-hour 4th of July celebration feast with platters of brisket, turkey and lamb ribs smoked fresh in Ol’ Betty, the restaurant’s famous smoker. There will be beef burgers, chicken wings, sweet potato mash, potato salad, hush puppies, mac and cheese, apple crumble pie, crafted American beverages and more. Plus enjoy Americana decor and popular hits from the 1970s to today, including favourite songs from Bruce Springsteen, Billy Ray Cyrus and more.

From 7pm, from Dh219, The Blacksmith Smokehouse, Wyndham Dubai Marina, Dubai, 04 407 8873,


Taste of America at The St Regis Bar

Monday, July 1 to Saturday, August 31

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We'll take our burger stacked with onion rings, thanks. Courtesy The St Regis Abu Dhabi

The St Regis Bar celebrates American Independence Day all summer with American food classics such as the New Yorker burger with Monterey Jack cheese, smoked beef bacon and BBQ sauce. Or try the Philly steak sandwich with caramelised onions and Provolone cheese on a baguette. Both choices come with an American brewed beverage.

From Dh95, The St Regis Bar, The St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 694 4553,


Fourth of July at Perry & Blackwelder’s

Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5

Courtesy Perry and Blackwelder's
A taste of America on one plate. Courtesy Perry and Blackwelder's

Perry and Blackwelder’s smokehouse is hosting the All-Day, All-American breakfast in celebration of Independence Day on July 4 from 11am, plus BBQ platters of ribs, hot dogs, sliders, nachos, chicken wings, grilled corn, coleslaw and fries from Dh150. Enjoy Americana movie classics and live music from Chronicles of Khan from 7pm to 11pm. On July 5, enjoy the new weekend breakfast menu from 11am to 1pm, featuring a western omelette, baked apple Texas toast, eggs Benedict and more.

From 11am on Thursday, with festivities from 7pm; from 10am on Friday, Perry & Blackwelder’s, breakfast from Dh85, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 432 3232,


Fourth of July Pie from Clinton St Baking Company

Wednesday, July 3 to Saturday, July 6

Courtesy Clinton St Baking Company 
A slice of all American Pie. Courtesy Clinton St Baking Company

Celebrate American Independence Day with a blueberry and cherry pie in the shape of the US flag with a lattice crust of stars and stripes. The Instagrammable treat from Clinton St Baking Company is available exclusively from the Deliveroo app, and available for delivery.

From Dh95, Clinton St Baking Company, via Deliveroo app,

Updated: July 1, 2019 12:18 PM


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