The United Arab Emirates celebrates its 40th anniversary on December 2, and to help us get in a celebratory mood, Porsche has released two special edition bits of merchandise.

For the patriotic Emirati (or UAE resident) with a taste for German engineering, how about a Porsche Design Driver’s Selection 911 UAE Chronograph watch? The limited edition quartz timepiece has split-time measurement and date display, stopwatch and tachymeter inside a stainless steel case, while the black dial sports UAE national colour accents and a UAE national flag. Only 100 will be made, and they’re sold at a cost of 2640dhs ($718).

If clothing is more your bag, try on a Porsche UAE polo short, which comes with a UAE national flag on the back and 2:12 on the sleeve, marking the National Day. These are more affordable, costing 300dhs ($82).

Both items are available from Porsche Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Phill Tromans has been a professional writer since 2001 and has specialised in motoring since 2005. After three years working in the UK he has worked for various titles in the Middle East, focusing on new cars and the industry, as well as motorsport. He also has a sweet collection of sneakers.

Phill Tromans