It would be impossible to talk about the most romantic destinations in the world without mentioning Paris. Surprise your loved one with a cruise along the Seine (moonlit or daytime, both equally enchanting); head to the Museé Rodin to see the sculptor’s most famous work, The Kiss, the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, or simply stroll along the Left Bank, soaking up the atmosphere.
Where to stay: A former Napoleon III residence, Saint James Paris is the only chateau in the city, with spectacular gardens and just a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe; it offers a spa based on gemology (using the minerals in gems) and is a perfect hideaway. Rooms start at around Dh2,038. See www.relaischateaux.com.
Getting there: Flying time is 7 hours 20 minutes. Return flights from Dubai direct to Paris from Dh2,855 on Air France. See www.airfrance.ae.