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QE2's Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« on: Feb 13, 2017, 11:00 AM »
QE2s maiden call to Dubai was back in March 1997 thats 20 years ago I was lucky enough to be onboard.
Going through my photos I only found 2 from the docking area.On one you can see a bit of QE2 docked
at the same berth as she is today just that she was turned the other way round.The terminal building was still not build
during this call.

On the other one you can see some local dancers,they are standing roughly in the position to were the lifeboats
and remains of the davits are today.

Back then who would who had thought that that dock would possibly be QE2s last resting place?
« Last Edit: Apr 28, 2018, 01:34 PM by Rob Lightbody »

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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2017, 11:05 AM »
Fantastic find Louis and a piece of QE2 history.  As you say who would have thought that she would be docked there today.
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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2017, 11:27 AM »
QE2 docks at Berth 9/10

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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #3 on: Feb 15, 2017, 11:30 AM »
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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #4 on: Mar 08, 2017, 08:56 AM »
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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #5 on: Mar 22, 2017, 07:23 AM »
Today 20 years ago QE2 makes her maiden call to Dubai,she then berthed at exactly the same
berth as she is in today.I was onboard.
Who would have thought then that that would be most likely be QE2s final resting place?
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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 2017, 09:12 AM »
Today 20 years ago QE2 makes her maiden call to Dubai,she then berthed at exactly the same
berth as she is in today.I was onboard.
Who would have thought then that that would be most likely be QE2s final resting place?

Amazing. I'm certain not one person on board then would correctly have guessed where she'd be today!
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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #7 on: Mar 22, 2017, 11:21 AM »
Not even the QE2 Mastermind winners! Very good prizes though.

Nice to see the old Daily Programs too.

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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #8 on: Apr 07, 2018, 06:51 PM »
I was online looking at photos of QE2 berthed in Dubai when I came upon these two photos of QE2 docking in Dubai for the first time in March 1997.

The photos as well as some details regarding them can be found here:
http://qe2thelastcrossing.blogspot.com/2008/09/qe2-pictures-of-her-visit-to-dubai-in.html
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Re: Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #9 on: Apr 07, 2018, 07:32 PM »
I was online looking at photos of QE2 berthed in Dubai when I came upon these two photos of QE2 docking in Dubai for the first time in March 1997.

The photos as well as some details regarding them can be found here:
http://qe2thelastcrossing.blogspot.com/2008/09/qe2-pictures-of-her-visit-to-dubai-in.html

Excellent find!!
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Re: QE2's Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #10 on: Aug 01, 2020, 04:42 AM »
I was also aboard. Here's a pic of the bagpipers
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Re: QE2's Maiden Call to Dubai March 1997
« Reply #11 on: Aug 01, 2020, 09:55 AM »
Thanks Jeff, for posting the picture, which is another piece of QE2's history. 
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