The latest extravagance in Dubai will be the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship. The ship is being sold to the Dubai World firm by Carnival for a cool $100 million. The ship will be turned into a floating hotel located on a pier in the Palm Jumeirah development. The company plans to recreate the original decor and fittings of the ship that she had when she was launched in 1967. The ship has crossed the Atlantic more than 800 times and carried over 2.5 million passengers.
Giant property developer Nakheel, which had planned to tug QE2 to a special pier on its man-made Palm Island, said it “has been investigating opening QE2 to visitors as a stationary hotel before work on her refurbishment begins.”
Atlantis Hotel, Burj Al Arab, Burj Dubai & the Queen Elizabeth 2 Cruise liner
The QE2 retires to the sunshine in Dubai
Nakheel on QE2 floating hotel project, AHIC 08
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