Stay At The Queen Elizabeth 2
One of the most famous ships from the Royal Fleet, the Queen Elizabeth 2 (often simply known as QE2) has served a long and varied history over the past 50 years since it has been in service and since its well-deserved retirement in 2008, will now see the iconic and world famous ship become a permanent feature in one of the richest countries in the world, the United Arab Emirates.
Queen Elizabeth 2
The Queen Elizabeth 2 first came to the shores of Dubai in 2008, will now be transformed into a permanent hotel in Dubai. The ship will sit comfortably in Port Rashid of Dubai and, although it’s not confirmed quite yet, it’s rumoured to open its doors in the first half of 2018.
The QE2 has been described as being the greatest ship in the world and ready for its outfitting as a hotel, the Queen Elizabeth 2 has undergone quite the internal makeover. The lid has been kept quite tight with regards to the renovations, improvements and modifications made to the ship but we’re pretty sure it’ll be magnificent nonetheless.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 is now coming to rest after having travelled more than 6,000,000 (that’s 6 million) miles and carried more than 2,500,000 (2.5 million) passengers during her service. The Queen Elizabeth 2 has even spent a very short stint performing duties at war, having served as a personnel carrier during the Falklands War, through 1982.
The current website, QE2.com doesn’t reveal any information but we’ve been told there will be around 300 rooms on board and will likely have quite the, ‘Royal,’ atmosphere to it.
There are some rumours that the ship will likely feature a maritime theme museum and gift shop selling QE2 memorabilia but there is no official confirmation of this, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
We’re looking forward to seeing how it pans out and if they can keep to the supposed mid-2018 deadline.