The BBC reports about the QE2 arrival to Dubai:

The QE2 has arrived in its new home of Dubai where the ship will be turned into a floating hotel.

A flotilla and Airbus A380 superjumbo flypast met the luxury liner - sold for £50m to the United Arab Emirates.

As it docked in Dubai passengers waved from the decks and some hung banners and flags from the side of the ship.

The QE2's last entry into the city in the morning was delayed after it ran aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent.

AP says that more than 60 naval vessels and private boats, led by a mega-yacht owned by Dubai's ruler, met the 70,000 ton ship in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday. 

In the city's Rashid port, the legendary cruise ship was greeted by Dubai Police's marching band and fireworks.

Watch here a BBC video of the arrival.

Picture by Marwan Naamani / AFP/Getty Images.

1 comment:

James said...

Great Capture......Is it really coincidence that you guys are near in a boat and in a big ship?