UAE: Queen Elizabeth 2-turned into floating hotel to open

The United Arab emirates authorities have chosen April 18 for the soft launch of Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), turned into a floating hotel with room rate set at $163.

The 13-deck floating boat is docked at Dubai’s Port Rashid. The new cruise-turned into hotel underwent restoration since 2007 after its acquisition.

The floating hotel features 224 rooms in addition to suites, 13 food and beverage venues, 25 meeting and conferencing facilities and a number of retail shops, the new website of the hotel notes.

Guests will have access to the QE2 from the terminal.

Dubai ports entity, represented by Customs and Free Zone Corporation, has spent millions of dollars to change outlook of the famous vessel acquired for $100 million.

QE2 carried 2.5 million passengers and first set sail in 1969.

The ship, which belonged to American-British cruise line Cunard Line’s, steamed six million miles.

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