When their princes are not busy torturing their hired help and the government covering it up for them, the United Arab Emirates plops down money for gold flaked coffee and 11 million dollar trees. It’s another good reason for the West to take over the oil fields of the Middle East. KGS
NTD: This Christmas tree is decorated with over 11 million dollars’ worth of jewelry. It is sitting at the luxury Emirates Palace hotel in the United Arab Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi.
[Janet Abrahams, Executive Director Sales & Marketing, Emirates Palace Hotel]:
“This year, we partnered with Mr Khalifa Khoury, who is the chairman of Star Gallery and he has provided us with 11 million dollars’ worth of precious stones and jewelry and that enables us to go for the Guinness world record for the most expensive Christmas tree.”
The tree is 42-and-a-half feet tall. It is decorated with diamonds – a lovely match for the main gold covered dome of the hotel.
This dome also hosted the world’s first ATM gold machine introduced to the hotel earlier this year.
A local jeweler provided the tree with 131 different jewelry pieces, including gold and precious stones.
Tourists and visitors stopped to take a picture near the unique tree, or just to stare at it in amazement.