Naples is one of the largest cities in Italy and is home to a tonne of cultural attractions and the beautiful Amalfi coastline. Hire a car and explore the area, including the pretty surrounding town of Sorrento and take a trip up Mount Vesuvius. flydubai offer direct flights to Naples from DXB Terminal 3. Looking for top-notch pizza? You know where to go.
From Dhs1,125 (one way). From Tue Jun 4. Dubai International Airport, Garhoud, www.flydubai.com.
Head to the lovely Thessaloniki for history and culture by the bucket-load, beauty at every turn and just the right amount of chaos. Greece’s second city is full of life, and you can get amongst the action direct from Dubai.
The profoundly historic city is both the gateway to some fascinating parts of northern Greece, but still a worthwhile destination in its own right.
The city sprawls around an arc of coastline at the top of the Thermaic Gulf. The main area of interest to visitors is along the shore between the ferry port and the White Tower, and in the area that rises inland from here to the ancient city walls.
We’re ready for some tzatziki and plate smashing.
From Dhs1,879 (return fares). Dubai International Airport, Garhoud, www.emirates.ae.
Lake Como, Italy
A massive lake, Mediterranean sunshine and any amount of pizza and pasta. It really doesn’t get much better than this – expect now you can get there for way less dirhams. Mandarin Oriental Lago Di Como has just reopened after a massive renovation and it’s bringing with it a brand new deal. Starting from $575 (around Dhs2,100) you’ll get a lakefront breakfast for two, a three-course lunch or dinner at CO.MO Bar & Bistrot, daily access to The Spa’s facilities and ten percent off treatments. It’s not the cheapest but if you’re pushing the boat out (get it?) it’s a stunning destination.
From Dhs2,100 (per night), Lake Como, Italy, www.mandarinoriental.com.
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