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Dubai plans Asian home for famed QE2 luxury liner

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — After more than four years sitting idle in a Dubai port, the storied passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is bound again for the high seas as part of deal to convert the vessel into a luxury hotel in Asia, officials said Thursday.

The precise destination of the QE2 was not disclosed. But a map noted its planned voyage ending in China, raising speculation about seaports such as Shanghai or Hong Kong.

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