Melt­ing Pot

Dramatically en­cir­cled by red walls and flanked by im­pres­sive snow-capped moun­tains, this beau­ti­ful Mor­ro­can city wel­comes a new gem with the open­ing of The Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Mar­rakech

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Marakech

Eat

Lanterns and clas­si­cal Ara­bian mu­si­cians set the mood at Le Restau­rant at La Mai­son Arabe, where tra­di­tional Ber­ber cui­sine, lo­cal de­lights and in­no­va­tive dishes such as saf­fron-in­fused lamb with or­ange are served. lamaisonarabe.com

Stay

The Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Mar­rakech (pic­tured be­low), which is lo­cated hand­ily close to the Mar­rakech Royal Golf Club, sits amid 20 hectares of beau­ti­ful gar­dens filled with 100,000 plants. The new­est ad­di­tion to Mar­rakech hos­pi­tal­ity was de­signed by French duo Pa­trick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier. man­dari­nori­en­tal.com

Re­lax

Visit ham­mam Les Bains de Mar­rakech for a quick 30-minute mas­sage or a full day of pam­per­ing. The cou­ples treat­ments are par­tic­u­larly popular. les­bains­de­mar­rakech.com

Ex­plore

The Palmeraie is a 13,000-hectare dis­trict on the fringe of the city filled with 150,000 palm trees. Ad­mire the ver­dant green­ery and stunning ar­chi­tec­ture on a leisurely camel ride.

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