Under the Patronage of H.h. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Defending Champion and Dubai Duty Free Ambassador, Elina Svitolina visited the Queen Elizabeth 2 – docked at Dubai’s Mina Rashid. The tennis star posed for photos with her trophy and visited the extensive on-board Dubai Duty Free shop where she was welcomed by Dubai Duty Free staff and then picked out a few gifts for her friends and family. The Dubai Duty Free shop offers international visitors to do their shopping on board at leisure and have their tax free goods waiting for them at the airport on their return.
Elina also met Sergii Melnykov, Chief Officer, Maritime Related Function of the Queen Elizabeth 2 and later told media: “It was amazing because we met him in the elevator when we were going there. He told me that he’s a big fan of mine. His daughter also. They know my grandmother. I was shocked because they’re from the same city. I know the city is not that big, but he knows my grandmother. He told me also, like, some facts about that boat because he worked there.”