On 31 December 2011 the QE2 came alive after more than three years alongside at Port Rashid, as the location of a lavish New Years party.
The black tie event began with the walk-through of royalties, international stars, sports personalities and other dignitaries who were served with cocktails and bubbly.
VIPs were entertained by world-renowned band Drury Lane, a swing show from London's West End and jazz performers at the welcome lounge before boarding QE2. After more than an hour of mingling, the QE2 patrons witnessed the spectacular light, laser and projection show before stepping aboard the vessel.
Headlining the famous faces that once again graced the ship were UK aristocrat Lady Victoria Harvey, Hollywood actor Allan Lamb, former Girls Aloud member Nathalie Houy and ex-Steps beauty Lisa Scott Lee. The party aboard the ship went on until after 3am.
Photos here are courtesy of Global Event Management and Natalie Aroyan - Cruise in Review and used with permission. Click on an image for a larger version. More images will be added as they become available.