Celebrate The Queen's birthday on the QE2 in Dubai

The lunch and dinner takes place on the iconic vessel

Celebrate The Queen's birthday on the QE2 in Dubai

Where better to celebrate The Queen's 93rd birthday than on an iconic cruise named after her? Well you don't need to look much further than the QE2 as the ship is throwing a birthday bash in her honour.

The Queens Grill and Lido Restaurant are marking The Queen’s special day with “A Very British Birthday” lunch and dinner, along with a special performance by The Band of HM Royal Marines.

Kicking it off on Saturday April 20 is the lunch at Lido from 1pm until 4pm, featuring “the best of Blighty” with a hearty roast and giant Yorkshire puddings, British memorabilia and flags to wave.

It’s priced at Dhs195 for adults that comes with one selected beverage, and Dhs90 for kids aged below 13, which includes unlimited soft drinks. Guests can add two hours of unlimited house beverages fro Dhs150.

The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth will be putting on quite the show from 4pm until sunset, with music, marching and true British showmanship on the decks of the ship.

Fancy a spot of dinner? From Saturday April 20 at The Queen's Grill, guests can celebrate at the with a special five-course tasting menu for Dhs395. It goes on until Friday April 26, taking place each night from 7pm until 11pm, so there’s plenty of time to get that grub.

It wouldn’t be a birthday dinner without some cake, so expect a slice to round off your meal.

There’s plenty going on the QE2 at the moment, including a one-off comedy night brunch showcasing the “best of British comedy”.

And if you’re feeling a little wackier, there’s also an Alice in Wonderland-themed brunch, after-noon tea and West End performance featuring Alice, The Mad Hatter and all the creatures from Wonderland.

Fancy a picnic fit for royality instead? JA Hatta Fort Hotel now has a British-themed picnic here guests will get picnic hampers filled with sandwiches, drinks and Victorian-style throw cushions to have among the mountains.

It's time to celebrate British royalty in the best of ways.
Lunch: Dhs195 (one house beverage), Dhs90 (kids below 13). Sat Apr 20, 1pm-4pm. Lido Restaurant. Dinner: Dhs395. Sat Apr 20-Fri Apr 26, 7pm-11pm. The Queen's Grill. Band: Free entry. Sat Apr 20, 4pm-sunset. QE2, Mina Rashid, Deira, www.qe2.com (04 526 8811).

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