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QE2 arriving in Dubai
« on: May 11, 2009, 06:51 PM »
I know it has been 6 months now QE2 has been retired but I found this newsreel of QE2 arriving in Dubai. She did recieve quite a welcome didn't she.



Quite a lot of British ships was there aswell.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2009, 07:49 PM by Rob Lightbody »

Offline Avariel

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 06:54 PM »
Thanks for the link.

That's one video I don't recall watching.

Though, I was watching from the bridgecam as she docked. Very heart-breaking.

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 09:36 PM »
Watching the Utube video tears in my eyes build up even after 6 nonths and now knowing she
in a coma far, far away from home.

Offline Waverley

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 08:44 PM »
Nice photo

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/2008/11/emirates-a380-welcomes-the-qe2.html

Click picture for larger image but you may need to change the zoom level.
Robert

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 08:47 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 08:03 AM »


Thank You, Robert

It's a great photo - until clicking to enlarge,
then a massive aeroplane, sky and no sign of QE2!!

Hmm!
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Malcolm

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2009, 10:29 AM »


Thank You, Robert

It's a great photo - until clicking to enlarge,
then a massive aeroplane, sky and no sign of QE2!!

Hmm!

Lucky you :) If I click the image all I get is a bit of the sky in the top, left hand, corner :( There are no scroll bars and I've tried to scroll using the mouse and nothing happens. Does anyone have a suggestion?

Offline eyrebrush

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2009, 04:14 PM »
Down in the extreme bottom right hand corner of the enlargement you can see a little box marking 100% - with a drop down menu. try reducing it.

Offline Waverley

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2009, 05:25 PM »
Twinkle and mrkpnh. Did you manage to change to change the zoom level as instructed by eyrebrush?
Robert

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2009, 05:44 PM »


Thank you, both Waverley and Eyrebrush!

Unfortunately there's nothing that I can do to see the Bigger Picture with QE2 in the frame -
and in some ways... 
it's not that I don't care - it's just that like many others I feel so, so sad when something really beautiful is there for us to see -
That was such a sad day for QE2 too.

I s'pose that no news could be good news - but it is now 6 months less 4 days since she was left there - and I wish she was here.

QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Malcolm

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 09:44 PM »
Twinkle and mrkpnh. Did you manage to change to change the zoom level as instructed by eyrebrush?

Yes :) and no :(

When I look at the image in my usual browser there is no zoom box at the bottom right hand corner. However if I use Internet Explorer the zoom box is there and, by using it, I can see the full picture. I prefer to use Chrome which I find far faster then IE except there are some sites that it does not work with. This appears to be one such site.

Offline Chris Frame

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #11 on: Jul 29, 2009, 05:19 AM »
Found this on You Tube - it states official Nakheel video - very nice collection of images of our grand ship:

« Last Edit: Jul 29, 2009, 05:24 AM by Chris »

Offline highlander0108

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #12 on: Jul 29, 2009, 07:30 AM »
WOW!  Thanks Chris.  Beautiful shots, but hard to forget just how sad that day was.   :'(
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #13 on: Jul 29, 2009, 09:35 PM »
Oh My Goodness!  Well done Nakheel, thats rather good!! 
Passionate about QE2's service life for 37 years and creator of this website.  Worked in IT for 27 years and created my personal QE2 website in 1994.

Offline Andy F

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #14 on: Jul 30, 2009, 02:29 AM »
Great find Chris and thanks.  On the down side, the clip rushes through and would benefit from being slowed down to enable the viewer to savour the images but certainly impressive and good on Nakheel - one wonders what other material they might have?  
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #15 on: Jul 30, 2009, 08:01 AM »

Great find,Chris :)

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #16 on: Jul 30, 2009, 04:52 PM »
Super Stuff, especially the bit form the A380 - shows a certain amount of pride and dare I say understanding and affection for their new acquistion I would say?

We have given these guys a bit of a bashing on here for good reason (mainly their poor communication) but looked at another way all they have done is buy our favourite ship, possibly saving it from Alang, looked after it in serviceable condition until now, ridden the recession as best they could and now coming up with a contingency plan which keeps their dream alive....

I am not saying all is perfect but things could be a whole lot worse with QE2 in my eyes....

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Offline Chris Frame

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #17 on: Jul 30, 2009, 04:54 PM »
Alex,

Agreed - Nakheel have saved QE2 from a fate which could have seen her end up like Canberra, or Norway.

It is exciting to think that after 40 years of service, QE2 still has a future, and by the sounds of it, a bright one at that.

Chris.

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #18 on: Jan 07, 2014, 02:57 PM »
This is perhaps not the correct thread on which to pose my question, but not sure where to ask it.  Do we have here a list of the deck officers on board QE2 when she arrived in Dubai ?  Thanks !  June
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Offline skilly56

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #19 on: Jan 07, 2014, 11:14 PM »
Hi June,

My son Blair will compile the list. I'm flying out to Fremantle at 0400 tomorrow to join a seismic research ship, so will be a couple of days before I post it.

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