A hotel in the United Arab Emirates has unveiled what it says is the world’s most expensive Christmas tree.
The 13-meter artificial tree at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace hotel includes diamonds, pearls and sapphires — 181 precious stones in all. Most of the stones are in necklaces and earrings provided by a local jeweler.
Standing 43 feet high, the tree – itself worth $10,000 – has necklaces, bracelets and watches draped over its branches among traditional baubles and lights. The total value of the tree is $11m.
Hotel managers unveiled the pricey tree this week, saying they hope to get it recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The large tree in the hotel’s lobby also includes bows, ball-shaped ornaments, lights and other traditional Christmas tree decorations.