Dubai World to open QE2 as 'South African hotel'

12 July 2009

South Africa's Tourism Ministry has said that Dubai World plans to berth the Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and convert it into a luxury hotel, South African daily Business Day has reported. The company is applying for berthing rights from the National Port Authority, and the Department of Tourism is weighing up the desirability of the plans, the newspaper has said. A local hotel group, which has declined to be named 'as talks are at a sensitive stage', is engaged in talks with DW to manage the new hotel.

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