We got the Guggenheim and the Louvre. We're building our own Eiffel Tower and Pyramids. Now we got the QE2!
No icon is safe! Haha! All your base are belong to us!
Face it: if you're going to buy a boat, you might as well buy a really, really big boat. Refurbished in 2000 at a total cost to Cunard of something like $40 million, following a $25mn refit in 1996 and a $60mn refit in 1994, (all calculated, incidentally, at today's $/£ rates) the ship then sells for less than it's cost Cunard in refits over the past 15 years.
A canny bargain for Dubai!