A bit of Bri­tain in Dubai

Emirates Woman - - #london -

Al­ways dreamt of cruis­ing on the tran­sat­lantic liner QE2? Well, dream no more. The PCFC Ho­tels (Dubai gov­ern­ment Ports, Cus­toms and Free­zone Cor­po­ra­tion) has rein­vented the iconic 13-deck Queen of the Seas and it is now docked per­ma­nently at Mina Rashid. The float­ing beauty has been re­formed to its former glory. Think liv­ing in ma­jes­tic in­te­ri­ors with pe­riod fur­ni­ture, renowned paint­ings and fa­mous mem­o­ra­bilia in cabin-style rooms, all equipped with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy. The gems in the crown though have to be the two Royal Suites, named af­ter the Queen’s mother and grand­mother, and which can only be booked by in­vit3a­tion. Your palate’s in for a treat as well, with deca­dent Bri­tish fare at the Queen’s Grill, af­ter­noon tea at the chic Yacht Club, or a fam­ily treat on the ex­pan­sive ter­race at The Pav­il­ion. End the day by­hav­ing a mock­tail or two while soak­ing in marina sun­set views at the The Golden Lion be­fore re­tir­ing to the cabaret-style, The Grand Lounge. The ship is in its soft-launch phase; the of­fi­cial open­ing comes in Oc­to­ber.

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