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Venue pick: The Amazing and Unique QE2 | Dubai
Handpicked by Noman Valliani | Project Manager – MICE at Pacific World Dubai
What is it?
A new venue that we are sure will not fail to impress. The iconic ship built in 1969 has been turned into a floating hotel and docked at Port Rashid within just 15 mins from the Dubai International Airport. The UAE’s new floating hotel, Queen Elizabeth 2, opened its doors to the public on April 18, 2018. An elegant reception area, fine dining restaurants, museum and a public library are just some of the features inside. There are also a total of 13 restaurants, bars and entertainment venues to suit all cravings and iconic venues for meetings and events. Now docked permanently at Dubai’s Mina Rashid, the ship has been lovingly restored to her former glory – revitalized with all the latest in smart technology. The rooms and suites offer an imposing backdrop of Dubai’s iconic skyline or the ocean beyond.
The Queen’s Room is already open for the events, with maximum seating capacity of 275 guests (banquet setup). New meeting room spaces will be opened in the upcoming months.
QE2 Passengers can also experience some of the ship’s original restaurants, including The Chart Room – a sophisticated and historical lounge and bar; The Golden Lion – a traditional English pub and potentially one of Dubai’s oldest; The Pavilion – a family restaurant with an expansive terrace overlooking the marina; Lido – the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant; The Grand Lounge – a cabaret-style lounge with a weekly entertainment programme; and the Yacht Club – a chic rendition of the former venue as well as a unique take on the traditional afternoon tea.
The QE2 Exhibition – an interactive museum that showcases the QE2 during the 60’s when she was a pioneer in design, technology and lifestyle – will complete the experience.
Why we love it?
It is the first of its kind to be turned into a hotel. It is a perfect mix of history and modernity. Celebrating a meeting or event at QE2 will offer your guests the chance to step back into the past onboard the vessel that created so many wonderful memories during her 40 years at sea.
More than 2.7 million man-hours were invested into transforming this legendary ocean liner into the stunning multi-faceted tourist destination today. You can’t miss the chance to experience it in your next program in Dubai.
Recommended for: Corporate clients and brands looking for unconventional spaces for their programs. Any event from 50 to 1000 pax. The QE2 has a variety of event spaces and food and beverage outlets. Recommended for Incentive groups as well as meetings.