Darragh Murphy17 Apr 2019 AT 02:28 PM

QE2 celebrates its 50th anniversary with huge events

Queens Grill gala dinner, live shows and on-board staycation deals
Darragh Murphy17 Apr 2019 AT 02:28 PM
QE2 celebrates its 50th anniversary with huge events

When the Queen Elizabeth II first set sail on May 2, 1969, who would have thought it would land in Dubai to become an iconic hotel 50 years later? We’re glad it did.

To celebrate its anniversary, the QE2 is setting up a selection of special experiences, from gala dinners in the Queens Grill, to Queen tribute acts at Theatre by QE2.

Kicking off all the celebrations on Wednesday May 1 is the show-stopping performance of Queen by Majesty. What else could mark such a special occasion?

Expect back-to-back hits from the legendary rock band, including We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, I Want to Break Free, I Want it All and Somebody to Love.

Tickets for the show are priced at AED180, with the performance starting at 8pm. Don’t fret if you can’t make it, as the show will also be playing on Thursday May 2 and Friday May 3.

Taking place from 9pm until midnight, the other two shows will be priced at AED495, which includes the performance and a big feast at The Supper Club.

Tickets to the dinner are priced at AED850. You can book your tickets by calling +971 4 330 3457 or visiting www.theatrebyqe2.com.

Fancy a huge dinner fit for a Queen? To mark the official anniversary, Thursday May 2, The Queen’s Grill will be hosting a special gala dinner.

Running from 7pm until 11pm, the evening starts with a selection of canapes, hand-picked grape and mixed drinks.

Guests will then be led to the restaurant that was once reserved for first-class passengers and visiting royals, where they will be served a five-course menu replicating dishes from the 1969 voyage.

You can reserve your spot by calling +971 4 526 8811 or visiting www.qe2.com.

Finally, if you fancy a stay on board the ship, the QE2 now has room rates starting from AED400 per room per night, which includes a buffet breakfast in Lido.

Just use the code QE2@50 when emailing reservations@qe2.com to take advantage of the offer.

As for other dinners happening in Dubai, you’ll want to check out Anantara The Palm’s brand-new sunset dining experience.

In the meantime, all aboard!

Price: from AED180 (Queen by Majesty), AED850 (gala dinner), from AED400 (stays)
When: Wednesday May 1-Friday May 3 (Queen by Majesty), Thursday May 2 (gala dinner)
Where: QE2, Mina Rashid
Website: www.qe2.com
Contact: reservations@qe2.com (+971 4 526 8811)