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Your Perfectly Coordinated National Day

It’s all going to be red, white, green, and black this UAE National Day.



It’s National Day on 2 December, when we commemorate the day in 1971 when the seven emirates joined together to form the United Arab Emirates. All over the country, people will be celebrating with special events, fireworks and spectacular lights. But you don’t have to join the crowds to take part in the fun – why not host a fun colour-coordinated get-together with friends? 

Whether you choose a beach day, a sunshine picnic, or hosting at home, look no further than our edit of patriotic red, green, black and white items, from the cutest green glasses perfect for toasting to snacks and drinks honouring the culinary flavours of the United Arab Emirates.  

BEACH DAY

Now that the weather is so beautiful, you can enjoy the holiday with sun, sand and sea. A chilled out day at the beach is just what National day is all about. Time with family, friends and loved ones. Make it extra special and show off your national day colours with a few accent accessories. Pack your green maxi tote with a juicy book, ice cold drinks and chips. Add some nostalgia to your beach day with a lunchbox staple from the 80’s and 90’s. UAE’s very own Safari Chips has had a makeover and has dressed up its pouches in UAE’s National colours.  The Emirati chilli flavour with its aromatic blend of spices from the Middle East and Asia is sure to be a hit. The perfect tangy spice mix reminiscent of the UAE’s very own Falcon hot sauce. Add a stylish swimsuit and fun sunglasses and your National day at the beach is set! 

Our picks:
Calvin Klein one shoulder colourblock swimsuit
Marina Rinaldi Scena solid asymmetrical cover up
Nike fundamental towel
Zara fabric maxi tote bag
Heart-shape sunglasses
Asos Design Jayme espadrille sandals
Safari Potato Grills – Chilli

One Shoulder Colorblock Swimsuit

aed 470 Calvin Klein

Scena Solid Asymmetrical Cover Up ON SALE

aed 110 Marina Rinaldi
aed790 86

Fundamental Towel

aed 149 Nike

Fabric Maxi Tote Bag

aed 269 Zara Collection

Heart-Shape Sunglasses

aed 99 Mango

Jayme Espadrille Sandals ON SALE

aed 58.45 Asos Design
aed74 22

Safari Potato Grills – Emirati Chilli (60gm)

aed 3 Hunter Foods

PICNIC

Head outdoors to one of UAE’s many beautiful parks for a picnic in the sun. All you need are your mates and a few games for a chilled afternoon lounging on the grass. Make sure you have enough blankets and shade and pack your basket with delicious cheeses, fruits, cold cut and Middle Eastern inspired minty Limonana.  If you are looking for a crowd pleasing snack that will keep everyone happy and is dairy, lactose and gluten free then add some Safari Chips to your picnic basket. It’s still the perfect flavour and crunch you remember from your childhood and just the companion for a fun day at the park. 

Our picks:
Homeworks 4-person willow picnic basket
Corkcicle canteen vacuum sport
Iron & Glory playing cards
Outdoor Picnic launch insulated thermo cooler bag
SPACEHW picnic table and chairs
Lansian mandala roundie mat
Safari Potato Grills – Hot & Sweet

4-Person Willow Picnic Basket (Beige)

aed 169 Homeworks

Outdoor Picnic Launch Insulated Thermo Cooler Bag

aed 77.52 PU Health

Round Beach Blanket / Yoga Mat / Picnic Blanket (Mandala design)

aed 35.07 Lansian

Canteen Vacuum Sport 590Ml Matte Black

aed 169 Corkcicle

Light Portable Outdoor Folding Barbecue Picnic Table and Chairs (Size : S)

aed 640.46 Spacehw

Playing Cards

aed 50 Iron & Glory

Safari Potato Grills – Hot & Sweet (60gm)

aed 3 Hunter Foods

ENTERTAINING AT HOME

Bring National Day home by inviting friends and family around for an al fresco soirée. Dress up your home with red, green, white and black accessories, tableware and speciality teas from another homegrown UAE born brand Avantcha. Dish up delicious Emirati food like kabsa and quzi and turn up the nostalgia with a big sharing bowl of Safari Chips perfect for the young and young at heart.   

Our picks:
Spal Tribeca bread plates
H&M wooden tray
Esteban Teck et Tonka scented bouquet triptyque
Kashida small noor candle holder
Avantcha Organic Collection gift box
Pottery Barn Cerise short red candle holder
Safari Potato Grills – Pizza

Tribeca Bread Plates, Set of 4 ON SALE

aed 54 Spal
aed180 70

Wooden Tray with Handles

aed 219 H&M

Cerise Short Red Candle Holder

aed 60 Crate & Barrel

Teck et Tonka Scented Bouquet Triptyque, 250ml

aed 331 Esteban

Small Noor Candle Holder

aed 220 Kashida

Organic Collection Gift Box (18 Teabags)

aed 107.62 Avantcha

Safari Potato Grills – Pizza (60gm)

aed 3 Hunter Foods