Muscat: The monumental ship-turned-hotel, Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), the luxurious, one-of-its-kind, 13-deck hotel, docked at Dubai’s Mina Rashid, is beckoning visitors.
The QE2 holds different facets of British heritage and a history spanning almost 50 years.
Although refurbished with 224 rooms and five restaurants and nightclubs, the ship has managed to retain its glorious essence.
The reception lobby gives a quick historic tour of the QE2’s journey, which started as transatlantic liner and cruise ship in 1969. There’s also a library with books from the original QE2 library.
Of the five restaurants, the Queen’s Grill is a fine dining restaurant that was once frequented by the British Royal Family.
The Grand Lounge, on the other hand, is a cabaret-style venue with a stage and dance floor. The hotel also has a stage theatre designed architecturally in the old way but refurbished and renovated for better convenience.
QE2 has played host to a number of celebrities over the decades, including members of the royal family such as the Queen and Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, and even the last survivor of the Titanic.
Holidays by flydubai is organising exclusive trips to the monumental ship-turned-hotel QE2 at attractive rates. You can experience this extravagance with flydubai on their holidays package that includes a two nights/three days stay with a return economy class fare at OMR72 or business class fare at OMR226.
From completing 1,400 voyages, sailing some six million nautical miles and entertaining almost 2.5 million passengers to becoming a prestigious hotel in Dubai with all the necessary facilities, the QE2 has certainly had quite an extravagant journey.