30 Dec '11, 6pm

Abu Dhabi’s $11 Million Christmas Tree [Best Of The Best 2010] #luxury

Abu Dhabi’s $11 Million Christmas Tree [Best Of The Best 2010] #luxury

The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi – already the home of the world’s first gold ATM – has unveiled an $11 million Christmas tree. It is the “most expensive Christmas tree ever,” with a “value of over 11 million dollars,” said Hans Olbertz, general manager of Emirates Palace hotel. Located in the gold leaf-bedecked rotunda of the hotel, the luxury christmas tree is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights. But the necklaces, earrings and other jewellery draped around the tree’s branches are what give it a record value. It holds a total of 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones, said Khalifa Khouri, owner of Style Gallery, which provided the jewellery. “The tree itself is about 10,000 dollars,” Olbertz said. “The jewellery has a value of over 11 million dollars — I think 11.4, 11.5.” “Probably, this wi...

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