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A Sneak Peek at Dubai's Next Hotel

October 17, 2008 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

Ok we know what you might be thinking. Did we mistakenly put in the wrong picture or something here? And the answer is no, we did not.

Yes, you are really looking at the Queen Elizabeth 2 which has spent 40 years crisscrossing the Atlantic Ocean. The venerable cruise ship, however, made one last visit to New York's harbour yesterday.

After this trip back to England, the hotel will be sent on down to Dubai, where it will remain intact as a luxury floating hotel opening sometime next year. According to Luxist:

The company plans to recreate the original decor and fittings of the ship that she had when she was launched in 1967.

Only in Dubai, kids. Only in Dubai.

[Photo: Chang Lee/NY Times]

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