Whilst not strictly miles and points related, I thought this was an interesting story which would appeal to a lot of readers.
Those of you with long memories may remember that the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship was sold to Dubai, via the Dubai World holding company, back in 2008. Her final voyage ended in Dubai and the liner was handed over.
The timing, of course, was terrible. The financial crisis hit Dubai very hard and plans to turn her into a floating hotel hit the buffers. For many years the ship sat in the port, still requiring a full-time crew of 40 to keep it operational.
The market finally turned and conversion work began. On 18th April, the QE2 will reopen as a hotel via a ‘soft launch’ ahead of a formal reopening in the Autumn.
You can find out more, and book, on the QE2 website here.