Dubai’s location in the ‘centre of the globe’ puts us in an enviable position for travel, providing residents with easy access to multiple continents and holiday destinations in Asia, Europe and Africa. And it’s now even easier to get away: Dubai Airport is preparing to host an extra 19 million passengers this year in the new Emirates Concourse 3, while Flydubai, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways and Emirates are all launching routes. To make the most of this, we’ve put together a list of 12 must-see destinations that travel experts have predicted will be hotspots for 2013, all within five hours of Dubai (so ideal for a long weekend) – with one for each month. Now grab your passport and get booking.