View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Queen Falls to Ground but Does not Injure Bottom on Her Way to Dubai

Queen Elizabeth II, the luxury liner, ran aground on a sandbank this morning on her final voyage before being transformed into a floating hotel in Dubai.

There was embarrassment for a few regal moments as the ship was pulled off the sandbank.

A spokesperson declared that no one had been injured, just a little pride.

More on the final journey from Southampton to Dubai at this link.

British Queen to Retire in Dubai.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Planes drop 1m poppies on to the Dubai-bound QE2. Photograph courtesy of Chris Jackson/Getty Images and the Guardian at the above link.