First look: QE2 opens its bridge to the public for the first time

Explore the famed cruise ship now docked in Dubai as a hotel

First look: QE2 opens its bridge to the public for the first time
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The QE2 is famed for sailing the world, and although now docked in Dubai as a floating hotel, you can now have the chance to explore the bridge.

The world-renowned cruise ship has opened its bridge to the public for the first time in the vessel’s 52-year history – and Time Out Dubai’s been for a look around.

The command room used by the captain to control the ship is now ready to be explored, and whether you’re a cruise ship fan or just interested to check out something new – now’s your chance.

You’ll be able to go on a tour around the bridge every day from tomorrow (Thursday February 20). The tours take place every day at 10am, noon and 4pm. Tours cost Dhs135 per person or Dhs200, to include Dhs100 to spend on food and drink on the ship (such as in the Golden Lion). If you’re staying aboard the QE2 the price is Dhs60.

The ship was built in 1967 in Scotland and made her maiden voyage in 1969. She retired in 2008 and has been in Dubai ever since.

The bridge has been left almost intact since the ship retired from service and you can see the old maritime equipment that took the cruise liner around the world 25 times.

During the time at sea the QE2 crossed the Atlantic 812 times, and you can stand at the helm where the captain stood.

You’ll also learn about the time a 40-foot wave engulfed the bow of the shop, as well as how the sea was navigated during traditional map reading days.

Visitors can explore the main control features of the bridge suite, the Captain's day room, the Chart Room and the Flag Room, as well as the Chief Crew Captain's offices.

Booking is essential. Don’t miss it.

To read about behind the scenes tours on Dubai's QE2, click here.
From Dhs135. Daily 10am, noon, 4pm. QE2, Port Rashid, www.qe2.com/offers.

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