Friday - - TRAVEL -

Emi­rates (www.emi­ flies from Dubai to Nice re­turn from around Dh4,850. From Nice, book a Heli Air (www.he­li­air­ trans­fer to Monte Carlo, which is a quick and spec­tac­u­lar seven-minute jour­ney over the Med. As Monaco’s flag car­rier, it also does pick-ups from the French and Ital­ian Riv­ieras. For beau­ti­ful, spa­cious rooms, a Karl Lager­field-de­signed restau­rant and the oc­ca­sional celebrity spot­ting, Ho­tel Metropole is very lovely in­deed (, rooms from Dh2,500 per night). The staff at the ho­tel are su­per-friendly – ask them to print you a Princess Grace tour map.

The writer trav­elled, stayed and ate cour­tesy of the Monaco Tourist Board (www.vis­it­

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