What’s the deal? If you’re looking for a city escape with a mix of culture and pampering, then head to the capital city of Baku. The largest city on the Caspian Sea is home to more than two million people and at 28 metres below sea level, is the lowest lying capital city in the world. It’s regarded as a relatively safe, affordable destination and you can spend three nights in a fivestar hotel here and enjoy a guided tour of the city, return flights, airport transfers, and a hamman experience, honey massage and facial. How much? Starting from Dhs1,749 per person, including return flights (you can depart from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah). While you’re there: At the centre of Baku lies its famous, medieval walled Old City, a Unesco World Heritage Site. And make sure you check out the palace complex, mosques and the iconic Maiden Tower, a 12th century monument that houses a museum that tells the story of Baku, and how it’s evolved over the centuries.