'Welcome home QE2': famous liner makes final voyage to Port Rashid before opening as hotel
Iconic ocean liner QE2 has made her final voyage back to Port Rashid after undergoing ship to hotel conversion work at Dubai Drydocks World
Iconic ocean liner QE2 has made her final voyage back to Port Rashid after undergoing ship to hotel conversion work at Dubai Drydocks World. A new Instagram page titled “qe2dubai” posted a photograph on Thursday of people holding a 'welcome home QE2' sign at the port with the famous ship in the background. The post said the Cunard Line's former flagship had undergone 'deep cleaning and paint retouch' and was now ready for the final phase of her restoration. Earlier on Thursday, Instagram posts from workers at the drydock facility showed the ship being pulled back to her home at the old cruise terminal by tugs as she can no longer sail under her own power. According to the QE2 Story website, the vessel has been repainted while in drydock, anchor chains taken off and her propellers removed. New livery - Queen Elizabeth 2 – written in Arabic and English has also been affixed to the ship. On the stern, Dubai's distinctive tourism logo can be seen along with Port Rashid underneath Queen Elizabeth 2.