Queen Elizabeth 2 will remain permanently in Dubai as the planned centerpiece of a redeveloped Port Rashid that will include mixed-use residential and retail space as well as a marina for luxury yachts, according to the Cruise Arabia & Africa.
DP World has not commented officially on the role of QE2, but a video released in January, promoting the redevelopment of Port Rashid, showed a rendering of QE2 in the background of several shots, suggesting that the historic ocean liner will serve the development as a floating hotel.
QE2 has sat idle in Dubai since November 2008. Over the years, various plans to turn her into a floating hotel, museum ship or multi-use facility have all failed.
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