x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

What we're loving: Best ways to wear your national pride

From dhallas to tutus, we round up the best of the National Day offerings out there.

Flag-inspired manicure.
Flag-inspired manicure.

Special edition sunglasses

Chopard is getting in on the National Day action with a beautiful pair of sunglasses. Their UAE special editions are hand-crafted with a laquer finish, and come in 24 carat white or rose gold plating. The double bridge is covered in soft Nappa leather. Available at leading optical stories for Dh3,500.

Free falafel meals for uniformed forces

We love the made-in-UAE brand Just Falafel for thanking the nation's uniformed forces - and recognising its residents - today by filling their bellies with delicious wraps. The chain's 18 outlets are offering each member of the police, army or civil defense in uniform one free meal. Residents can get one of its most popular offerings, the Emirati meal (falafels on a bed of roasted eggplant, mixed with cucumber pickles, with a spicy yoghurt dressing in samoun bread), for half-price.

Perfect little pots

Al Khayalee Boutique is celebrating National Day with a series of special edition, commemorative dallahs. Available in white or the UAE flag colours of red, green, white and black, the pots are perfectly suited to storing coffee, tea or sugar. Prices start from Dh350. For more information visit the boutique on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road or go to www.alkhayaleeboutique.ae.

Navi National Day tutu

Who doesn't love a tutu? Little girls can get into the spirit with this six-layer soft tulle NAVI UAE National Day tutu (and matching T-shirt) from Navi. Available at Db Babies in Al Wahda Mall and Jumeirah Town Centre, Favourite Things in Dubai Marina Mall and Bloomingdale's in The Dubai Mall. Dh265 for the set.

SoBe Tech watch

You will never forget National Day 41 with one of these Sheikh Zayed Glam Rock Limited edition SoBe Tech watches on your wrist. Only 100 of the collector timepieces were produced, and they are available exclusively at Mohammed Rasool Khoory & Sons in Abu Dhabi. Each piece is made in the UAE's national colours, engraved with an image of Sheikh Zayed, founder of the nation, and comes with three interchangeable click-on covers as well as two extra straps: one in leather and another in more sporty silicon. Dh8,000 each

Flag-inspired manicure

What better way to show your UAE colours than with a flag-inspired manicure? Check out all the staff sporting them and get yours at Tips & Toes branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The nail painting takes about an hour and costs Dh160.