Floating hotel to open in Dubai next week

The Queen Elizabeth 2 is permanently docked at Port Rashid
The Queen Elizabeth 2 is permanently docked at Port Rashid

Just over 10 years after Dubai acquired it, the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) ocean line – which has been restored as a floating hotel – is set to open.

On April 18, the QE2 will have a soft launch, which will be followed by a more formal opening.

Rooms at the vessel will start at around $163 (AED600), with discounted deals expected in Ramadan, which starts in mid-May.

It houses 224 refurbished rooms and suites, 13 food and beverage venues, 25 meeting and conferencing facilities and a number of retail shops, according to the ship’s new website which hotel operators updated ahead of the launch.

Floating hotel to open in Dubai next week
Floating hotel to open in Dubai next week

The 13-deck hotel is now permanently docked at Dubai’s Port Rashid. Guests will be able to enter the ship from the terminal, which has been turned into a maritime museum featuring artworks from the historic vessel.

Dubai had bought the ship from American-British cruise line Cunard Line’s in 2007, though the economic recession slowed plans to turn it into a floating hotel.

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