“Queen Elizabeth 2” British nobility on the shores of Dubai

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The Queen Elizabeth 2 is home to the first and only floating hotel in Dubai, offering residents and visitors a unique hospitality and leisure experience. The majestic ship that has sailed the high seas for decades, currently permanently moored at Port Rashid in Dubai, offers its visitors the opportunity to experience an authentic experience full of British heritage and traditions.

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The 13-story floating hotel features antique furniture, historic paintings and memorabilia from when the ship was the official naval vessel of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The late Queen of Great Britain launched the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship in 1967, and began her transatlantic voyage two years after its launch, completing 25 world voyages, during which she crossed the Atlantic more than 806 times, and her last voyage completed on November. 11, 2008, when she left the United Kingdom for the Emirates.

The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) was the last oil-powered passenger ship to cross the Atlantic in liner service until it was refitted with a modern diesel engine in 1986, and operated as a transatlantic and cruise ship between 1969 and 2008. To serves the Atlantic crossing from its home in Southampton to New York, it was succeeded in 2004 by Queen Mary II.

Dubai brought the QE2 ship back to life in 2018 with its opening as a floating hotel, permanently moored in Port Rashid, after more than two and a half million passengers, including politicians and celebrities, boarded it and in more than 200 ports around the world The ship’s main attractions focus on the past, with the opportunity to walk through the galleries of Nelson Mandela, David Bowie, Elizabeth Taylor and Buzz Aldrin, as well as an exclusive experience to tour the royal suites of Queen Elizabeth and visiting her mother.

Adjacent to the lobby is the QE2 Gallery, an interactive museum that showcases the history of the Royal Ship during the 1960s, when she was a pioneer in design, technology and lifestyle—words often used to describe the ship’s hometown. describe.

Introductory tours of the new ship’s heritage take visitors on a journey through history, learning about the lifestyle aboard the “Queen Elizabeth 2” during its voyages. The tour offers a unique opportunity to learn about British heritage, designs and engineering innovations, as well as the history of the ship’s 50-year voyages.

Interactive entertainment and educational tours will be held in the presence of the ship’s crew member, Peter Warwick, who worked on the ship during its various voyages and had the opportunity to meet a number of its most famous guests.

interactive display

The tour of the “Queen Elizabeth 2” exhibition, located in the ship’s main cabin, begins, where visitors experience an interactive display of the ship’s most prominent features, including the stateroom, the royal stateroom and the signature stateroom with innovative designs dating back to the sixties of the last century. Visitors then move into the atrium at the heart of the ship, which houses an original collection of murals chronicling the history of the Cunard Company, dating back to the 1840s, and glimpses of the traditional English “Golden Lion” hall, which is decorated with souvenirs from the many ports the ship visited. .

Interior design

The 13-storey hotel has been painstakingly restored to restore QE2 to its former glory, while preserving most of its interior design features, including its antiques, famous paintings and memorabilia. The ship’s original round windows still give a sense of the sea in the attractively renovated guest rooms.

Also, a number of its original restaurants have preserved their names and decorations as in their previous years. While the ship has preserved the flavor of its original elements, it is also equipped with the latest technology.

The Queen Elizabeth 2 is home to the first and only floating hotel in Dubai, offering residents and visitors a unique hospitality and leisure experience. The majestic ship that has sailed the high seas for decades, which is currently permanently moored at Port Rashid in Dubai.

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