…is in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Think sapphires, diamonds, strings of pearls and other precious stones hanging in the huge 43 foot tree in the hotel lobby amounting to a staggering $11 million.
The Emirates Palace Hotel, already home to the world’s first gold ATM machine is enjoying the non-stop attention this tree has brought them.
According to the hotel’s general manager, Hans Olbertz,
The tree is artificial, but the jewelries on the branches, those are not artificial.
The hotel is trying to get recognition from Guiness World Records.
More on BBC.
Christmas trees displayed around town is a common scene in Dubai and in the Emirates. In a country where majority of the population are Muslims, it’s a rare thing, even peculiar but who are we to question. This Islamic country doesn’t really mind what’s ‘politically correct’ or not and we Christians are thankful to be able to celebrate Christmas and enjoy the scene and that Christmas feel away from home.
But this tree is outrageous.
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