QM2 guests will be first to board the QE2 Hotel in Dubai
Thursday 19th April 2018, 8:46am
Dubai will welcome the most famous ocean liners in the world when the arrival of Queen Mary 2 coincides with the opening of the Queen Elizabeth 2 hotel.
Guests travelling on QM2 will have the opportunity to join VIPs and local media at the opening of the QE2 on 18th April. Future guests will also have the chance to visit when QM2 returns to Dubai in January and March 2019 as part of her World Voyage.
QM2 is the biggest (151,400-tons), the longest (1,132 feet / 345 metres), the tallest (236 feet / 72 metres) the widest (135 feet / 41 metres) passenger liner ever and the most luxurious cruise liner in history.
QE2 was launched by Her Majesty the Queen in 1967 and was the Cunard flagship liner (a role she relinquished to Queen Mary 2 in May 2004), undertaking 25 world cruises, crossing the Atlantic more than 800 times and carrying more than 2.5 million passengers. QE2 is owned by PCFC Hotels – part of the Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation and will reside permanently at Mina Rashid, Dubai.
Simon Palethorpe, Senior Vice President, Cunard said: “We feel very privileged that our flagship QM2 is able to join these celebrations and that our guests will have an opportunity to visit QE2. We hope that her new permanent home will be enjoyed by many visitors in the years to come and are delighted that her spirit lives on for future generations.”