On board QE2
23.03.2019 - 23.03.2019 31 °C
QE2 Floating Hotel - Room No 2075
We had a one hour stopover in Singapore and were very pleased to see that our departure lounge for our flight to Dubai was right next to the door where we disembarked from our flight from Sydney. Sometimes at Changi Airport, you have to catch a train to get to your departure lounge.
The flight wasn't full and Phil and I were seated in the centre of the plane with two spare seats beside us. It's good to be able to spread out.
We were offered two meals again during the seven hour flight but declined the last snack. We both watched "A Star is Born" and I thought Lady Gaga was very good in that movie.
I read more of my book and slept and in no time at all we landed in Dubai. Immigration was painless and we caught a taxi to our hotel for the next two nights - the QE2. Driving through Dubai is just wonderful. The roads are wide and clean and the traffic flows beautifully. The city lights are magic. It has changed a lot since we were last here which is more than 10 years ago.
The wharf is not far from the airport and the taxi fare was 54 dirhams, which was very reasonable.
We checked in and were then taken through some doors, onto the wharf where the QE2 is tied up. What a magnificent sight.
Our room is on the second level and is huge. We have three portholes. While sitting here typing my blog, I can hear the ship "groaning". It is lovely, but I can't feel any movement but apparently it does move, depending on the tides.
It is now about 16 hours since we left Sydney so it's time for a bath and off to bed.
There was a huge dust storm here today and the sky is very hazy. And my nose is running like a tap and I'm sneezing all over the place - non allergic rhinitis! Time for a tablet and off to bed.