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Alex visits to QE2 Dubai, September & October 2022
« on: Sep 16, 2022, 01:31 PM »
Guess what's been repaired!
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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #1 on: Sep 16, 2022, 05:47 PM »
The royal oils
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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #2 on: Sep 16, 2022, 05:48 PM »
The golden lion on QE2, September 12th 2022
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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #3 on: Sep 16, 2022, 06:56 PM »
Guess what's been repaired!

That's good news, although I didn't notice much damage compared to the nearby model of Caronia "The Green Goddess" that was and maybe still is in dire need of some TLC!
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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #4 on: Sep 23, 2022, 03:29 PM »
A welcome on board, and the yacht club lying idle.
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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #5 on: Sep 23, 2022, 03:30 PM »
The lido.  A very nice breakfast.
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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #6 on: Sep 23, 2022, 03:34 PM »
The hotel lobby, 12th September 22
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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #7 on: Sep 23, 2022, 04:34 PM »
Thank you - a thousand times, Rob and Alex!
This is so much better...Well Done to all who contributed re-making QE2's appearance,
both  as she was and still needs to be!

The red carpet - is that really still there?!
The Windows of the Yacht Club, they (still!) look wonderful.
Needs a Glass Piano!
The Golden Lion - Nearly OK!

Any more news of The Chart Room?
And- the Areas used by the "Guests in the Grills"?
Do you remember the plants in the gravel fulled containers outside the Yacht Club?
Gravel containers Still there! (Although No plants, either real or artificial!)

Thank Goodness - the Portraits on the Stairway are there.
How about the Builders' Brick, and The Bell?

Also just wondering about the Shop and The Library?
« Last Edit: Sep 23, 2022, 06:08 PM by Twynkle »

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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #8 on: Sep 23, 2022, 11:06 PM »
Thank you. I think both places look good.
Be interesting to go for breakfast and ask for a bucket of bread!

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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #9 on: Sep 24, 2022, 03:32 PM »
Thank you - a thousand times, Rob and Alex!
This is so much better...Well Done to all who contributed re-making QE2's appearance,
both  as she was and still needs to be!

The red carpet - is that really still there?!
The Windows of the Yacht Club, they (still!) look wonderful.
Needs a Glass Piano!
The Golden Lion - Nearly OK!

Any more news of The Chart Room?
And- the Areas used by the "Guests in the Grills"?
Do you remember the plants in the gravel fulled containers outside the Yacht Club?
Gravel containers Still there! (Although No plants, either real or artificial!)

Thank Goodness - the Portraits on the Stairway are there.
How about the Builders' Brick, and The Bell?

Also just wondering about the Shop and The Library?

Hi Rosie,

Just to answer a couple of your questions:

The shop and library were converted into conference/meeting rooms (there's an Arabic name for the type of room they now are that I can't remember off the top of my head) before she opened to the public in April 2018, and they are usually locked. The Asprey's silver model from Midships Lobby is in the former library these days, it's carved out area in Midships Lobby still present and reminding me it's missing from it's prime position, hidden away and mostly forgotten. The Ocean Books branding and other things from the old days such as the post box and the same glass doors are still in place.

The red carpet by the Mauretania model is spare/leftover supply from her last years with Cunard that Dubai put down outside what was the Caronia Restaurant (now a business centre but retaining parts of the old decor including the painting on the rear bulkhead) as the carpet in that particular area was a turquoise carpet in her last few years with Cunard.
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Re: Alex visit to QE2 Dubai, September 2022
« Reply #10 on: Sep 28, 2022, 12:10 AM »
Thank you Alex for pictures and showing the flowers etc. It was so SAD to loose QEII. I watched every which started in Los Angeles at 230 until the end a Windsor.

I sure hope that in Dubai they keep up on the QE2 so she will look good in the future.  We have the Queen Mary in Long Beach which they are trying to work on. These ships are very important to keep up for their history.

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Re: Alex visits to QE2 Dubai, September & October 2022
« Reply #11 on: Oct 13, 2022, 05:49 PM »
Alex has been back in Dubai and had another enjoyable stay on QE2. I'll let him fill you in himself, but here's his photos.
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Re: Alex visits to QE2 Dubai, September & October 2022
« Reply #12 on: Oct 13, 2022, 05:52 PM »
Second set
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Re: Alex visits to QE2 Dubai, September & October 2022
« Reply #13 on: Oct 13, 2022, 05:55 PM »
Third set

The strange glass wall is the entrance area to the outdoors float Dubai nightclub that's where the funnel bar etc was I believe.
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Re: Alex visits to QE2 Dubai, September & October 2022
« Reply #14 on: Oct 13, 2022, 10:34 PM »
Fascinating to see these photos. Looking forward to reading Alex's impressions.

 

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