Casablanca, Morocco

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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.fives­taral­

Get­ting there: Fly­ing time is 8 hours. Emi­rates has flights from Dubai to Casablanca from Dh3,095. See www.emi­

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