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Inside Dubai's New Floating Five-Star Hotel

Here's everything you need to know about the QE2 in Dubai

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17 April 2018

Dubai's Floating Hotel: QE2 Dubai

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Dubai is known for its many glamourous and luxurious hotels, however the city’s latest five-star tourist attraction is a little more unique! The newly renovated Queen Elizabeth 2 ship is now a floating hotel in Dubai which is permanently docked at Mina Rashid and opens on 18th April 2018, although the grand launch is not until October.

It took over 2.7 million man-hours to transform the historic cruise liner into a plush hotel, and restore the rich history of the famous ship. The highly anticipated refurbishment includes 224 modernised rooms and suites, 5 of the planned 13 restaurants and bars and even a QE2 Heritage Exhibition.

From cabin style rooms to royal suites, the new floating hotel offers an alternative experience which aims to capture the essence of the ship during her 40 years of service and still provide a luxurious facility that is exclusive to the UAE.

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The iconic QE2 ship which first set sail in 1969, has welcomed many royal guests over the years, as now the public will be able to experience the 13-deck vessel for themselves. The restoration features a blend of period furniture and dark wood panelling, against modern fixtures and facilities, as PCFC Hotels intend to bring the ship back to its former glory.

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There’ll be plenty to keep you entertained on board with The Golden Lion –a traditional English pub, The Grand Lounge –a cabaret restaurant and the Yacht Club bar which overlooks Dubai’s urban skyline. You can also expect British fine-dining, sophisticated lounge bars and traditional afternoon tea.

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The QE2’s opening in Dubai will be a “soft opening” and will be followed by the opening of several segments of the ship, before the grand unveiling and launch in October. As we can’t wait go aboard Dubai’s luxury floating hotel…

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