You don’t have to travel all the way to America to get into the Independence Day spirit this July 4.
Abu Dhabi is throwing a host of parties and events to celebrate the USA’s big day – and you’re invited to all of them.
Here we’ve compiled a few of the best.
American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi
AmCham, as they are also known, are going big for Independence Day in the capital this year.
More than 300 of the city’s business and Government dignataries will descend on Beach Rotana for the organisation’s favourite night of the year.
This year’s theme is Philidelphia, The City of Brotherly Love, and promises to be an epic evening of entertainment.
Attendees will include business leaders, UAE and US government officials, and members of the Abu Dhabi community.
Dignitaries speaking at the celebration include Chargé d'Affaires Steven Bondy, US Embassy Abu Dhabi and UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan.
The dress code is smart casual, national dress or red, white and blue.
Dhs400 plus VAT. 7pm-midnight, July 6. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya (02 697 9011).
This ever-popular Park Rotana venue is still celebrating since being named Pub of the Year 2018 at last week’s Time Out Abu Dhabi’s Music and Nightlife Awards.
So you can be sure the party will still be in full swing when July 4 arrives.
Dress to impress for an evening packed full of promotions, entertainment and a good old-fashioned night out.
A live band will keep crowds entertained and there are even raffles for you to win big prizes.
8pm-late, July 4. Cooper’s, Park Rotana, Khalifa Park (02 657 3325).
The Irish and Americans have an historically strong bond as far as international relations go.
So it’s only fair Abu Dhabi’s uber popular Irish bar McGettigan’s does its bit with a mega July 4 party.
Enjoy a range of your favourite American treats, including baby back BBQ pork ribs served with corn and tomato coleslaw and fries for just Dhs89.
You won’t want to miss the bargain 2 for 1 on small plates and main courses to celebrate in style.
Wash it down with unlimited beverages between 8pm and 11pm for Dhs169 and enjoy an evening of American hits from live two piece American band Down Home followed by a DJ until late.
July 4. McGettigan’s, Al Raha Beach Hotel and Resort (02 652 4333).
Stars ‘N’ Bars
Head over to vibrant Yas Island American-inspired hotspot Stars ‘N’ Bars for a July 4 to remember.
Guests are invited to enjoy a day of live music, promotions, mouth-watering food, and entertaining games.
In honour of the Declaration of Independence of the USA, Stars ‘N’ Bars will don patriotic hues of red, white and blue for the occasion, and encourages guests to follow suit.
Tuck into a range of American foodie favourites as live bands and DJs provide the soundtrack to a wonderful night.
Beverages will be discounted for the happy hour from 5pm till 8pm, followed by ladies night starting at 9pm until close.
The packed schedule also features a range of games including American pop quiz starting from 8pm.
July 4, Stars ‘N’ Bars, Yas Marina (02 565 0101).