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Famed QE2 ship begins conversion to hotel at Dubai drydocks.

Renovation works will start on the famous ocean liner the Queen Elizabeth 2, popularly known as QE2, at Dubai Drydocks World, transforming the ship into a floating hotel.

The hotel will be located at Port Rashid once the renovation works complete, which is expected to be by the second or third week of April, according to information from the reservations team at PCFC Hotels, the operator of the new floating hotel for the former Cunard ocean liner.

In anticipation of its launch, a new website www.qe2.com has gone live in recent weeks with a "Coming Soon" banner, Hotelier Middle East reports.

The website promises visitors "a new take on hospitality" and "a royal experience". There has also been a call for staff applications on board the new avatar of the ship.

The QE2 was first built in the shipyards of John Brown in Clydebank, Scotland and was launched on 20 September, 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II, making her maiden voyage in 1969.

The ship first arrived in Dubai in November 2008.

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