Legendary cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth 2, which hosted the likes of
prominent guests such as Nelson Mandala, Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor
and the British royal family throughout its 1969 to 2008 sailings, will
be given new life in the form of a floating hotel in Dubai.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 will become Accor’s landmark property for its
MGallery Hotel Collection in Dubai after further upgrades and
renovations. The group is currently collaborating with Dubai officials
to transform the ship into the first and only floating hotel in the
After its refurbishment, the ship will be rebranded MGallery Queen
Elizabeth 2 featuring 447 hotel rooms, nine F&B options, six retail
outlets, a swimming pool and a gym. MICE groups and meeting planners are
also welcomed to use the ship’s 10 meeting rooms or 5,620sqm of outdoor
The MGallery Queen Elizabeth 2 is situated in Dubai’s Port Rashid.
Its strategic location near Sheikh Zayed Road provides convenient access
to many major attractions the city has to offer. The Dubai
International Airport, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and La Mer Beach will be
less than 20 minutes away, while the Palm Jumeirah and Mall of the
Emirates are located no more than 35 minutes away.
Says Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa &
Turkey: ”Not only are we in charge of the only floating hotel in Dubai,
but we are also contributing to the Dubai Urban Master plan 2049, with
the aim to map out the path for a sustainable urban development while
increasing the city's attractiveness as a global destination.”