My sources in Dubai confirm that the reclamation for the pier is expected to finish by the end of 2008, with the entire project scheduled for completion in 2010, as Manfred Ursprunger, CEO of QE2 Enterprises of Nakheed confirms in this video interview.
There will a new theater for Western shows.
A new Club.
A new Spa.
And a lot of new spaces.
As Manfred says, the QE2 has had many changes in her history, so Dubai will provide the last ones.
My experience with the hospitality industry in the UAE tells me that the new QE2 will quite different but also become a magnetic and magic place with the best quality services.
It will not sail, but it will excel.