FOR SPORTS STARS
Probably one for the summer, but definitely worth putting on your wish list, because a stay at the Verdura Golf & Spa Resort in Sicily offers something for absolutely everyone in the family. Not only does it have three Kyle Phillips golf courses, a world-class spa, and four restaurants, but it also has a Juventus Football Academy with a full-sized football pitch and a tennis academy.
All this, plus swoon-tastic ultracontemporary Olga Polizzi-designed rooms with wraparound sea views, or suites with courtyards planted with orange trees. Plus of course a free kids’ club and a pristine beach.
The low-down: A two-room family package starts from Dh1,523 per night (roccoforte. com). Return flights from Dubai to Palermo, Sicily, with Emirates costs from Dh14,845.