IF YOU GO
▶ The flights Emirates has direct flights from Dubai to Glasgow, which cost from Dh3,115. Alternatively, if you want to see a bit of Edinburgh first, you can fly there direct with Etihad from Abu Dhabi.
▶ The hotel Located in the heart of Mackintosh’s Glasgow, the Dakota Deluxe (glasgow.dakotahotels.co.uk) is perhaps the most refined hotel anywhere in the city. Doubles cost from Dh850
▶ Events and tours There are various Mackintosh-specific events taking place this year – for more details and to see a map of his extant buildings and designs, visit www. glasgowmackintosh.com
▶ For walking tours focusing on the Glasgow Style, visit the Glasgow School of Art’s page at www.gsa. ac.uk/visit-gsa/tours
▶ For ideas on planning a trip to Scotland, visit www.visitscotland.com