With its breathtaking architecture, squares and statues and endless possibilities for walking hand in hand, Rome is quite simply one of the most romantic cities in the world. Visit the Trevi Fountain and throw three coins in – the first for finding true love, the second to stay in love, and the third to return. Enjoy dinner at a quite taverna in Trastevere; explore the beautiful gardens of the Villa Borghese; go shopping on the Via dei Condotti; and walk along the banks of the
River Tiber, admiring the stunning views.
Where to stay: The turn-of-thecentury Hotel Eden is movie star Tom Cruise’s favourite hotel – it’s where he and former wife Nicole Kidman spent their honeymoon – and offers luxury and comfort in a discreet setting. Rooms start from Dh1,168 a night. See www.dorchestercollection.com
Getting there: Flying time is 6 hours 30 minutes. Emirates has return flights to Rome from Dh2,925. See www.emirates.com.