Whether with a bracelet of precious stones in the colours of the UAE flag or a simple T-shirt bearing the three-finger salute, here are several ways to proudly display your patriotism on National Day.
Show off your patriotism in style this National Day
Nomination Italy’s Composable bracelet comes with a special link decked with the UAE flag. Made of stainless steel, enamel and 18-carat gold, it can be combined with other links to form a personalised bracelet. From Dh178, available in The Dubai Mall and Arabian Center in Dubai and at Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi
A double-braided, red leather bracelet with four Murano glass charms in red, white, green and black (Dh1,025). The bangle version comes in sterling silver and includes a silver heart on each side of the four glass beads (Dh1,796). What’s not to like?
Bling not your thing? This simple four-leaf clover bracelet is woven in the colours of the UAE flag and represents luck and prosperity. Dh100, available at the Cruciani boutique in BurJuman, the kiosk at The Dubai Mall and online at crucianibracelets.ae
S*uce’s National Day range is glamorous and edgy – choose from cheeky T-shirts (Dh405) bearing the words “sharjawiyah” (Sharjah girl), “Dubaiwiyah” (Dubai girl) or the more staid “Fadet Biladi” (I love my country). Available at all S*uce branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Pick a T-shirt emblazoned with the three-fingered salute – made popular by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and symbolising “win, victory and love” (Dh225). Or let your patriotism shine bright with eye-catching jewellery. We love the gold-plated butterfly with green, white and red wings (Dh195). Available at The Village Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 342 1961
Zippo’s windproof lighters depict a range of famous UAE landmarks, but the one featuring an off-roading scene is surely the coolest. Have it engraved with the words “National Day 2013” and present it to a loved one. Dh50 to Dh90, available at various shops throughout the UAE
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