When the QEII retired, a Dubai firm bought her for $100million with a view to turning the iconic ship into a luxury hotel.
The plan was to transform the liner into a majestic hotel, however this fell victim to the 2009 financial crisis in Dubai.
The iconic ship is now set to be the main attraction in the rejuvenation of Port Rachid, the Dubai commercial port where she is currently moored.
Traditionalists will be pleased that the owners have realised people like the ship as she originally looked instead of something totally different. Rather than being rejuvenated into a 1,000 room floating resort, the QEII will now keep 300 authentic rooms along with many original fittings.