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Update: QE2 – New Plan Announced for Conversion to Luxury Hotel in Asia

Four years ago, the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 was sold to financial interests in Dubai who planned on converting her to a luxury hotel. Unfortunately, the arrival of the ship coincided with a credit crunch and near financial melt-down in the emirate.  Last July, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth 2 Sold for Scrap – Dubai Hotel Plans Fall Apart

The MS Queen Elizabeth 2, which was purchased back in 2008 for conversion to a luxury hotel in Dubai, has reportedly been sold for scrap to Chinese interests for £20 million.  The original conversion plans were scuttled by a credit crunch in Dubai shortly … Continue reading

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Sally Fitzgibbons – Surfing in the Desert

If you are a professional surfer, where do you go to train? Hawaii, comes to mind. The California Coast is possilbe. Australia, certainly. How about in the desert of Dubai? Sally Fitzgibbons, a 22 year old Australian professional surfer on … Continue reading

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Dubai Tries Again to Build an Underwater Hotel

Bloomberg is reporting that “Dubai ship builder Dry Docks World and Swiss firm BIG InvestConsult unveiled plans to build a disc-shaped luxury hotel submerged under 10 meters of ocean off the coast of Dubai. Featuring 21 rooms, an underwater dive … Continue reading

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Day of the Seafarer – Nightmare on the Sahmo Dream

June 25th of this year is being celebrated as the “Day of the Seafarer.”  We will be joining with other bloggers and journalists from around the world to say “thank you” to the world’s 1.5 million seafarers for the invaluable and often overlooked contribution that … Continue reading

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