Here's what the QE2 hotel looks like inside
The iconic ocean liner is set to open as a floating hotel and museum.
The QE2 has offered a peek inside one of its suites ahead of its long awaited re-opening.
The legendary ocean liner, which arrived in Dubai in November 2008 and is based at Port Rashid, has been undergoing a makeover to become a permanent hotel, entertainment and heritage destination.
The former cruise ship recently shared a photo of one of the restored rooms, noting that “it’s not long until her new journey begins”:
Comfortable, refined and replete with the authentic elegance of her former years, the Queen Elizabeth 2 rooms and suites have been thoughtfully restored with all of the modern technological conveniences of today, blended with her maritime interiors. Expect dark wood paneling, comfortable bedding, fresh paneling and vintage appliances redefined. It’s not long until her new journey begins…watch this space! #stillmakinghistory #qe2 #qe2dubai #queenelizabethtwo #heritage #royalty #morethanahotel #minarashid #mydubai #shiphotel #experience #dubaihotels #historyinthemaking #dubaiexperience #oceanliner #dubaidestinations #livinghistory #diningdestination #destinationforevents
It also revealed the destination will be home to 12 dining and entertainment venues, from “casual and fine dining to grand theatres and nightclubs”.
Discover a world of gastronomy, entertainment and nightlife experiences onboard the QE2. . . From casual and fine dining, to grand theaters and nightclubs – she will have a selection of 12 diverse venues to uncover at her prime location in Dubai’s Mina Rashid… . . #stillmakinghistory #livinghistory #monumentaldestination #qe2 #queenelizabethtwo #diningdestination #diningindubai #culinarydiscovery #nightlifedestination #minarashid #mydubai #shiphotel #experience #dubaihotel #historyinthemaking #dubaiexperience #oceanliner #dubaidestinations #dubaievents
Earlier, the QE2 account shared a photo of the ship being welcomed back to port after spending two weeks at the Dubai Dry Docks “for a bit of deep cleaning and paint retouch”.
After spending the past 2 weeks in Dubai’s Dry Docks for a bit of a deep cleaning and paint retouch, the Queen Elizabeth 2 took one final voyage back to her new home in Mina Rashid…ready for the final phase of her restoration. Here’s our family of Navigators welcoming her back! #stillmakinghistory #qe2dubai #queenelizabeth2 #restoration #shiphotel #experience #dubaidestinations #mydubai #heritage #livinghistory #oceanliner
The QE2 first set sail in 1969, and steamed six million miles, carried 2.5 million passengers and was even sent to war.
Its re-opening has been eagerly anticipated by maritime experts, fans and holidaymakers who have fond memories of their time on the ship.
A QE2 website went live earlier this year, and is currently advertising for staff who can provide “a royal experience”.
Although not confirmed by the Port, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, who are now responsible for the QE2, it has been rumoured that the 300-key hotel will open in the first half of this year.