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  • A Jewelled Christmas Tree

    December 17, 2010 | Posted by

    We all admire a beautifully decorated Christmas tree – with its precious string of lights, stars and baubles But you might gape at this Christmas tree – kept in the lobby of the seven star Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

    A Jewelled Christmas Tree

    Apart from the usual decoration items used in this 43 feet tall tree are an array of jewellery – necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watches and other accessories all carved in precious diamonds, emeralds, sapphires , gold and pearls! Each piece, totalling 180, neatly hangs around the branches of the tree, which has illuminated the glitzy lobby of the hotel.

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    The tree itself is worth $ 10,000, while the sparkling pieces of jewellery decorating it makes it a whopping $14million – which could well make this pricey tree a strong contender for the Guinness Records, as the world’s most expensive Christmas tree.

    The idea for the tree was hatched by the hotel’s marketing department – according to general manager Hans Olbertz, the hotel always had a tree put up during Christmas time, but wanted something “different” this year.

    Though Islam is the official religion of the state – Christmas is celebrated by both Christians and on-Christians alike.

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