It’s going to be a celeb-packed New Year in Dubai on board the legendary QE2. Lindsay Lohan, Pamela Anderson and former England cricketer Allan Lamb are just some of the names rumoured to be attending the celebrations on December 31 2011 on the vessel that is currently docked at the Port Rashid Cruise Terminal in the city.
It is the first time that the QE2 has been opened to the public for such a celebration.
The buzz is that Liam Cunningham, US sitcom and film star Lamman Rucker and English socialite Lady Victoria Hervey will be joining LiLo and Pamela. Rumour has it that Kate Moss might also attend, as well as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal (who’re all in Abu Dhabi for the Mubadala World Championship from 29 to 31 December).
The vessel, Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as the QE2, is one of the most iconic ever built. Since her launch in 1969, several members of royal families, stars, musicians and celebrities from around the globe have featured on her passenger list.
Wondering what to expect at the party in Dubai? Well, there’s going to be spectacular music at the black tie bash with international bands The Gypsies, The Bootleg Beatles and Drury Lane, among others, playing as well as a light and sound show looking back on the QE2’s most unforgettable journeys. And, of course, there'll be a fireworks display!
INFO: QE2 New Year’s Eve Party, 8pm, 31 December 2011, boarding at Port Rashid Cruise Terminal, Dubai. Tickets cost Dhs3,000 (VIP) and Dhs6,000 (VVIP). Call 04 444 3459 for more details.