The QE2 Hotel And Restaurants Close Temporarily

The QE2 Hotel And Restaurants Close Temporarily

The Queen Elizabeth II floating hotel will be closed until next week.

The QE2 closed on Sunday August 6 due to poor weather conditions in Dubai and is planning to reopen on Tuesday August 15.

Throughout this period the entire boat will be closed with the dates for room booking being blacked out on the calendar until August 16.

Guests trying to book during the closure have received this message: “We regret to inform you that the entire hotel has temporarily closed during this period from Sunday 6 August 2023 to Tuesday 15 August 2023. Unfortunately, an unexpected weather event last 5 August, has led to an unprecedented power outage to the entire hotel. Our team is actively working to resolve this situation as soon as possible, however, we are unable to indicate when our systems will be fully operational again.

“As a result, all hotel facilities including accommodations, restaurants, and activities will be closed during this period.”

The boat, which was previously owned by the late Queen Elizabeth II, has been moored at Dubai’s Port Rashid since 2018. It was retired and sold to Dubai subsidiary Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) in the same year.

The 13-deck ship, named after the late monarch, was once a cruise ship that the Queen herself used to travel across the world’s oceans, completing 1,400 voyages.

Restaurants on board include the Lido restaurant, the Golden Lion pub and the Queens Grill which serves a British afternoon tea.

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