Ruth’s Chris Steak House The two Dubai-based outlets of this US steakhouse, at The Address Dubai Marina and The H Hotel, will offer happy-hour drinks deals on July 4, plus a two-for-one offer on dinners at both venues. Prices and timings vary, July 4. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666); The Address, Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Shooters There are few things more Texan than guns and huge steaks. For an all-American day out, head to Jebel Ali Shooting Club and try your hand at the ‘Bite the Bullet!’ deal. Guests can enjoy a round of shooting (25 bullets available on 9mm and .22mm pistols) and a main course at Shooters, the club’s Tex-Mex restaurant, which serves classics such as tacos and the giant cowboy steak. There’s also a new deal launching in time for Independence Day: the barman will toss the coin and you’ll receive your drink for free if you’re lucky. Bite the Bullet deal Dhs250 per person. Daily 4pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali Shooting Club (04 883 6555).
Soda Box The ‘Mad For American Classics’ deal at this ’50s-style diner offers an American twist on afternoon tea, by serving a dinner menu of burgers, fries and salad with sodas and smoothies, accompanied by cotton candy and pastries. Dhs80. Open 24 hours. Ongoing. Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 377 2352).
West 14th Steakhouse The New York-style steakhouse will hold a ‘Made in the USA’ event featuring American soul singer Kevin Basset and a live band playing classic Americana covers, from Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen. The à la carte menu features American beef, including T-bone and porterhouse steaks, and desserts such as New York cheesecake, and pecan pie. Mains from Dhs140. 6pm-midnight, July 4. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Throw your own! If these all-American parties don’t take your fancy, why not hold you own? You can call upon popular Dubai café chain Shakespeare & Co to do the catering: it will supply a spread of American barbecue and picnic favourites, including a barbecue station serving beef sliders and skewers, ‘cheesy mac and cheese’, corn on the cob, coleslaw and more. All equipment is provided (even a waiter!), so you won’t have to lift a finger. Dhs125 per person (for parties of 20-200). Booking essential. Various locations including Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 425 7971); Emirates Hills (04 360 8886); The Dubai Mall (04 434 0195).