QE2 floating hotel plans unveiled

18 November 2008 by
QE2 floating hotel plans unveiled

The new owner of the QE2 has unveiled its plans to transform the iconic cruise liner into a floating luxury hotel after its arrival in Dubai next week.

Property developer Nakheel, which will take over ownership of the ship on November 27, said the hotel will float alongside the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island built off the Dubai coast.

Connected by a bridge, she will form the centrepiece of a luxurious marina complex, with restaurants, private homes, other hotels and a theatre where full-scale West-end and Broadway style productions will be staged.

The complex will also house a heritage museum displaying QE2 artefacts and maritime exhibits.

Dubai World, the government-owned development group for Dubai and parent company of Nakheel, has promised to maintain the ship's rich heritage.

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By Daniel Thomas

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