Is This The World's Most Expensive Christmas Tree?

By Meera Dolasia on December 24, 2010

Think you spent too much on your tree this year? Think again - This 42ft. beauty that currently decks the lobby of Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace Hotel is estimated to be worth an astonishing $11 million USD.

According to the hotel's owners, the tree started out with an initial value of a mere $10,000 USD. However, the value kept increasing as they added the ornaments, which in this case comprised of 181 pieces of gold, pearl, diamond, sapphire and other precious jewelry loaned to them by local jeweler, Star Gallery. The hotel now plans to contact the Guinness Book of Records to see if they can claim the title to setting up the World's most expensive Christmas tree. The current title established in 2002, belongs to a tree in Japan, which was decorated with 83 pieces of jewelry, estimated to be worth $10.8mm USD.

While a tree like this may sound odd, especially in a hotel lobby, it makes perfect sense given that it sits right under the hotel's pure gold dome and adjacent to the world's first and only ATM machine that dispenses gold bars. Also, given that a seven-day package, that includes a car and a private plane at this ultra-luxurious hotel, costs a whopping $1million USD, there is very little likelihood of any of the expensive jewels getting stolen - We hope!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of You!

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  • mhgcThursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:11 am
    • LemonaideFriday, March 4, 2016 at 8:28 am
      who likes lemonade
      • kalalaboy
        kalalaboyThursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:43 am
        PEOPLE ARE going to Steal from that tree
        • Dog loverMonday, January 25, 2016 at 4:48 pm
          • helenie
            helenieTuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm
            They must trust many people and hope their honest enough so they won't steal it. Good for them!
            • :(Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:00 am
              NO video :(
              • redtiger
                redtigerThursday, January 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm
                it is so huge
                • iluvmilkas
                  iluvmilkasMonday, January 11, 2016 at 10:05 am
                  how do they trust people not to steel or when no ones looking go in there and get in trouble like what if someone did go in there and knocked the tree on its side. idk but i think thats a bad idea to have a expensive tree in public. You know what i mean? It would probably be there fault anyways ifit falls or anything like that.
                  • kalalaboy
                    kalalaboyThursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:48 am
                  • aboody2006Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:11 am
                    if it fell it will take weeks to put back up
                    • meem
                      meemThursday, January 7, 2016 at 8:31 am
                      Just think... what if it fell?

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