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Dubai’s QE2 Floating Hotel is Opening Next Week

A decade after first arriving in Dubai waters, the QE2 has been reborn as a luxury floating hotel — and it’s almost ready to open. Here’s what you should know

Queen Elizabeth 2 ship to begin welcoming guests

The legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner will be reopened as a magnificent hotel in Dubai on Wednesday, April 18. Docked permanently at Port Rashid, the ship will feature 13 restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

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The 13-deck hotel boasts 224 refurbished rooms and suites, with introductory prices starting from AED 599 per night. Each of the QE2’s rooms and suites feature either the original portholes, floor-to-ceiling-windows or balconies that peer out onto the Arabian Gulf or Dubai’s skyline.

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The Queen Elizabeth 2 lobby will be home to an interactive museum portraying the origins of the QE2, reproducing three iconic spaces from the ship: the bridge, a first class cabin and the Queens Room. Guests will also find casual and fine dining options, along with several nightlife destinations. A spa and pool deck are also in the works…

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The Queen Elizabeth 2 ship first set sail in 1967 and was considered to be an engineering marvel. Over the years, the ship has welcomed guests including Nelson Mandela, Elizabeth Taylor, Buzz Aldrin and David Bowie. In her lifetime the QE2 would complete 1,400 voyages before retiring in 2008.

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