Famous as a setting for one of the most romantic movies of all time, Casablanca boasts art deco architecture and the impressive Hassan II Mosque. Then there are the hammams offering lots of ways for you and your loved one to be pampered. And, of course, you can drop into Rick’s Café for a mint tea – Sam may have stopped playing the piano years ago, but it’s still worth a visit.
Where to stay: Le Royal Mansour Méridien offers an oasis of calm, with elegant, stylish rooms and fabulous cuisine. Rooms start at Dh583 a night. For more information see www.fivestaralliance.com.
Getting there: Flying time is 8 hours. Emirates has flights from Dubai to Casablanca from Dh3,095. See www.emirates.com.