Is This The World's Most Expensive Christmas Tree?

By on

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!

Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for this article.
315 Comments
to use your custom avatar.
  • Girls Rule!!!Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:01 am
    Talk about expensive! $11 million dollars thats just a little to much!
    • Girls Rule!!!Monday, October 16, 2017 at 9:58 am
      I am suprised anybody stool from the tree yet.
      • moonthedragon
        moonthedragonMonday, October 24, 2016 at 11:53 am
        Thats a LOT
        • mhgcThursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:11 am
          yea
          • 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
                Omg
                • 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

                      Recent Comments

                      mayhem
                      mayhem wrote:

                      Love it. I tried to do stuff in ...
                      Video Of The Week — 76,017 Domin...

                      gerardo88
                      gerardo88 wrote:

                      That is way too expensive for me...
                      New York Restaurant Takes Thanks...

                      no name wrote:

                      I have never had a Thanksgiving ...
                      Everything You Always Wanted To ...

                      Our Apps and Plugins

                      ALA