QE2 to be scrapped

Old Feb 17th 2009, 6:28 am
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Default QE2 to be scrapped

Heard a rumour that due to the economic downturn, the QE2 will be either sold on, or scrapped due to hideous maintenance costs.

Anyone heard the same or shall I put it in the "palm is sinking, Sheikh Mo has been shot" bin ???????
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Not heard anything about QE2 but Atlantis just got rid of 70 people:

http://www.ameinfo.com/185129.html
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
Not heard anything about QE2 but Atlantis just got rid of 70 people:

http://www.ameinfo.com/185129.html
A Friend of mine at Emaar tells me another 30% of staff to go this week!
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Default Re: QE2 to be scrapped

Originally Posted by Jammy_Dodgers View Post
Heard a rumour that due to the economic downturn, the QE2 will be either sold on, or scrapped due to hideous maintenance costs.

Anyone heard the same or shall I put it in the "palm is sinking, Sheikh Mo has been shot" bin ???????
Read somewhere this morning but cannot remember where, Nakheel are denying it so its probably true.
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Default Re: QE2 to be scrapped

Originally Posted by Jammy_Dodgers View Post
Heard a rumour that due to the economic downturn, the QE2 will be either sold on, or scrapped due to hideous maintenance costs.

Anyone heard the same or shall I put it in the "palm is sinking, Sheikh Mo has been shot" bin ???????
apparently not, DH knows one of the PM's on this and he is under the impression it will go ahead, I can't see it myself.
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apparently not, DH knows one of the PM's on this and he is under the impression it will go ahead, I can't see it myself.
scrap values are low at the moment too so it wouldnt get them much back
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to be honest, I can't see it going ahead... I mean, the plan was/is to completely gut and refurbish it - that's going to cost millions - AND the overheads while it's just sitting there can't be negligeable either.
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to be honest, I can't see it going ahead... I mean, the plan was/is to completely gut and refurbish it - that's going to cost millions - AND the overheads while it's just sitting there can't be negligeable either.
I'm not convinced it will be canceled - too much loss of face.

Maybe it will spring a leak and sink?
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Originally Posted by Hello.Kitty View Post
to be honest, I can't see it going ahead... I mean, the plan was/is to completely gut and refurbish it - that's going to cost millions - AND the overheads while it's just sitting there can't be negligeable either.
Latest Dubai attraction, a QE 2 diving reef?

Cleaning it up first could cost a bit though.
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apparently not, DH knows one of the PM's on this and he is under the impression it will go ahead, I can't see it myself.
what does 'DH' mean?
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what does 'DH' mean?
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I get that, but what does it literally stand for?
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I get that, but what does it literally stand for?
dear husband...i've never understood why people use it...or dd (dear daughter, ds etc etc)

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