Things to do on December 2:
Get UAE-style nail art: Show your support for National Day and be patriotic with flag-inspired nail designs.
Dhs15-25 per nail, depending on design. Until December 31. The Nail Spa, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9078).
Eat Arabic cuisine: Today only, in honour of National Day, two branches of Organic Foods and Cafe are serving an Arabic set menu.
11am-9.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 434 0577). Other location: The Greens (04 338 2911).
Mark National Day: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard plays host to the UAE National Day Parade, where there will be a host of family-friendly activities. Schools, government entities, biker clubs and local companies will all be involved with the procession.
Free. 3pm-5pm. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.mydowntowndubai.com.
Have fun in Marina Mall: Enjoy National Day at Marina Mall’s live stage shows, parades and more on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 December.
Free. Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1020).
Fun day Monday at Fun City: Every Monday, Fun City aims to attract adventurous tykes with its special offer on its Kiddie Ride, Big Ride and Video Game rides that cost just Dhs1 each; bargain!
Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-12pm. Seven locations across Dubai. www.funcity.ae