Wednesday, December 22, 2010

World's most expensive christmas tree - Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Merry Christmas from Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace!

You may be wondering why so many people came to see this 43-foot tall fake (Yes, fake!) christmas tree?

Its because its decorated with REAL jewellery, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and more than 180 diamonds!
Called the "most expensive Christmas tree ever" by hotel general manager Hans Olbertz when it was put up last week, the arbor was supposed to make headlines by besting a $10.8 million record-holding Christmas tree decorated in Tokyo in 2002. Instead, it is now an example of the excesses of Christmas and what is described as being against the spirit of Christmas.

Haha... we just thought it was amusing. CT, bbG and I played spot the 1,106,910 AED (About 1M RM$) piece and the mega 3,583,125 AED (Yes, 3M ringgit!) jewellery pieces!

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