Around the QE2
Located at Dubai’s Mina Rashid, the Queen Elizabeth 2 is in close proximity to some of Dubai’s most popular attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Just a short drive by car along the coast are some of the city’s latest hotspots including La Mer, a beachfront dining destination and Boxpark, an urban shopping and restaurant complex.
As a historical monument herself, The Queen Elizabeth 2 shares a neighborhood with some of Dubai’s other cultural gems including the Gold Souk, Dubai Creek and the Etihad Museum.
The Etihad Museum (8 minutes by car)
The Etihad Museum collects, preserves and displays the heritage of the United Arab Emirates in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history. The museum takes its visitors back to the foundation of the UAE
Bastakiya (16 minutes by car)
Travel back in time with a trip to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, also known as Bastakiya. This atmospheric area in Bur Dubai is one of the oldest heritage sites in the city, with a neighbourhood that dates back to the early 1900s.
Dubai Museum (17 minutes by car)
Housed in the Al Fahidi Fort which was built in 1787, it’s the oldest existing building in the city. You'll encounter colourful dioramas and exhibits that depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil. The museum recreates historic Arab houses, mosques, souks, date farms and desert and marine life. It also includes an exhibit on pearl diving, with sets of pearl merchants weights, scales and sieves.
The Dubai Creek (19 minutes by car)
Discover one of Dubai’s oldest and most treasured features. A wide river dividing Bur Dubai from Deira, the Creek has made Dubai one of the Middle East's major port cities. Don't forget to take an Abra ride across its sprawling waters.
Dubai Heritage Village (20 minutes by car)
Located in the Al Shindagha historical neighbourhood, this cultural area showcases traditional craftsmen and women in action -representing the components of wild, marine, and mountain life. Close to the Diving Village, it exhibits demonstrations of Pearl Diving – one of the UAE’s first trades.
Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeological Museum (20 minutes by car)
Housed in a historic building in Al Shindagha, the Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeological Museum takes you through one of the Emirate’s most mysterious and compelling archaeological sites: a 3,000-year-old desert hub for metalworking. With state-of-the-art technology and never-seen-before artefacts, the museum gives you an exclusive glance into the life and accomplishments at this site dating back to the Iron Age.
The Dubai Water Canal (23 minutes by car)
The Dubai Water Canal is a 3.2km waterway that serves as a perfect spot for a picnic, a long walk, cycle or boat ride. It passes by the bustling Business Bay and Dubai Festival City.
La Mer (13 minutes by car)
This eclectic beachside destination features a collection of restaurants, shops and outdoor activities perfect for everyone. Rent a cabana, make your way through a food paradise or bring out your inner child at La Mer’s outdoor trampoline.
Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) (21 minutes by car)
A destination in itself, the DWTC hosts more than 500 events a year across international trade fairs, mega consumer shows and prestigious conventions.
The Burj Khalifa (25 minutes by car)
Take some time to visit At The Top - an observation deck located on the 125th level of the world's tallest building.
ECLECTIC DINING DESTINATIONS
City Walk (20 minutes by car)
This urban living concept is an ideal outdoor destination providing the ultimate lifestyle experience with its unique mix of innovative retail and upscale gourmet outlets.
Boxpark (21 minutes by car)
Boxparkcombines shopping and dining experiences in a hip and offbeat urban setting. Choose from a wide range of retail options and a selection of over 20 restaurants and cafes.
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) (23 minutes by car)
By day, DIFC is a bustling global financial hub. By night, it is a thriving destination for world-renowned cuisine and an exciting nightlife.
A HEAVEN FOR SHOPPING
The QE2 Shopping Arcade
If a unique shopping experience is what you are looking for, head to the QE2’s very own shopping arcade.
Gold Souk (15 minutes by car)
The Gold Souk is one of the most visited places in Dubai with a large set of authentic jewellery, gemstones and precious metals, also located in Deira.
Textile Souk (18 minutes by car)
Discover an endless selection of raw silk, cotton and embroidered fabrics at this market. Close to the Gold and Spice Souk.
Spice Souk (20 minutes by car)
Close to the Dubai Creek is the Spice Souk in Deira where you can find a wide range of spices, herbs, incense and traditional medicinal products
The Dubai Mall (23 minutes by car)
The world's largest mall is a 'must visit' on a trip to Dubai. It offers 1,200 shops and services, as well as over 100 restaurants and cafés. It is also home to the Dubai Fountains. Adjacent to the mall is Souk Al Bahar - a modern-day Arabian Souk.