A brush with history for Dubai residents
DUBAI - Residents and tourists alike flocked to various spots at the Jumeirah open beach Wednesday to see the Queen Elizabeth II on her last voyage.
Excited residents gathered around the beach with their family members, clutching cameras trying to catch a glimpse of the majestic ship on her last journey before retirement on the
Tourists who were in Dubai gathered around at a strip on the Jumeirah beach shouting in excitement as the Emirates airbus A380 flew over the QE2 to invite her into Dubai.
Aviation enthusiasts James Deaton and Tom Gronow who were at the beach found the sight quite a spectacle. “The fly by was quite a sight, and it would be cool if there were more of such spectacles here” said Deaton.
Both Deaton and Gronow was skeptical about how big a boost the coming of QE2 into
However, for residents like Marie Barker and Claire Drinkwater who are from the
Claire agreed that the coming of the QE2 was an event of huge prestige to Britons. “
Ruzie Elavia, a resident of
Chris Argent, a resident of
“It is quite a spectacle and we hope the renovation would not remove the funnel of the ship, and some of the finer aspects that give the ship its historical feel,” said Andrew.
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