A ride on the QE2, the iconic vessel takes guests back in time and now berthed in Port Rashid after a life transporting passengers across the high seas. The ship-turned-hotel offers afternoon tea aboard the world-famous vessel should be on your to-do list. The afternoon tea is now served on the Quarter Deck, with tables looking out towards the docks – with the Dubai skyline and Burj Khalifa in the background.
They serve tiered stand of carefully cut sandwiches and miniature cakes. Favourites are the cucumber cream cheese, with finely chopped slices of the vegetable, as well as the delicate macarons. Other classics include smoked salmon, roast chicken with Pommery mustard and egg mayo with watercress. The scones are delicious with clotted cream and jam. Keeping its former name, The Chart Room is one of the QE2’s favourite spots to get-together. One can relax and catch-up over a bottle of wine or a selection of craft beers. A snack menu offers a selection of salads, mezze, burgers and the classic British fish and chips. Located mid-ship on the Quarter Deck, The Chart Room is a time-capsule – maintaining the same nautical interiors of its former years. The bar has the original glass route-map still in place whilst the chart draw contains the old world-maps used by former captains of the QE2.
A legend of the sea, The Queen Elizabeth 2 is a famous floating entertainment, heritage and hotel destination famed for its storied past from the 1960s. Docked permanently at Dubai’s Mina Rashid, she is making history as she continues her story in one of the world’s most eclectic cities. Passengers will discover over 13 unique dining, nightlife and event concepts, they can relax in a wide choice of cabins and suites and they will have the unique opportunity to discover her heritage at the terminal exhibition which showcases original interior artwork, volumes of literature from the former library and more.
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