$11 million Christmas tree How's this for bling? An Abu Dhabi hotel has unveiled a jewel-encrusted Christmas tree worth more than $11 million.

The 40-foot-tall tree is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and white lights. Its branches are draped with 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other previous stones.

It is the "most expensive Christmas tree ever," said Hans Olbertz, general manager of Emirates Palace hotel, according to Agence-France Presse. "The tree itself is about 10,000 dollars," Olbertz said. "The jewelry has a value of over 11 million dollars."

The Emirates Palace hotel, which hopes to register the tree in the Guinness Book of World Records, is no stranger to luxury. For $1 million, guests can enjoy a seven-day package that includes a private butler and chauffeur-driven Maybach luxury car.

And there's even a vending machine where visitors can buy gold.

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Why does a Muslim country hotel put up a CHRISTmas tree???

December 21 2010 at 8:34 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Alan's comment

For the same reason they wasnt a mosque at Ground Zero. The information they have received on us is as corrupt as the information we had on the american indian when the takeover took place. Or maybe that sums it up.

December 22 2010 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Get on the BAND WAGON EARLY!! I'd say impeach OBAMA but one more year of hell & he'll be GONE permanently from politic's...The BLACKS OR MEXICANS will not PROTECT HIM NOW! They know he's all about LIES!


December 21 2010 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow , no wonder they had to retructure thier debt....wonder how much thier xmas gifts cost?

December 19 2010 at 9:56 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Oscar Colocho

I visited Abu Dhabi, saw that awesome hotel several times, as I drove around the city. Luckily I stayed at my American architect friend's house there -- for a week, didn't have to pay hotel costs -- had breakfast at the Hilton which is practically 2 blocks from this famous hotel. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are awesome places to visit. I live in California.

December 18 2010 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wonder if the muslims extremists will attack the hotel as this is a christian symbol in a muslim country. they seem to attack everyother place

December 18 2010 at 2:30 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Yes, indeed the Dhabians have once again proven that there is NO excess too grotesque for them to stain the entire world with. I only hope that one day their disgusting mockery of the OIL ******* world who is paying for it all, can be finally exposed, so the REST OF YOU PEOPLE understand.

I also wonder what their "Poor, Starving, Downtrodden, Opressed & Living in Squalid Gaza" Palestinian Brethren have to say about stuff like this?

December 18 2010 at 12:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to skrater235's comment

I saw pics of the Gaza Strip - you'd be proud to live there - it's beautiful.
The only thing they're worried about is having it blown up. No kidding!

December 22 2010 at 10:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

WOW........to have so much.........a branch, a bow or a ball from this beautiful tree could change someones life.

December 17 2010 at 9:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

People starving in the world - Give them a break!

December 17 2010 at 5:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Wish i was there and had a book of matches 11mill PIGS....

December 17 2010 at 9:29 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

The red cross is taking down all their manger scens, and othr christmas items becasue they might "offend" muslins. Best Buy won;t say Merry Christmas because it might offend "someone" My jewish and muslin friends like the christmas season and they know us christians celebraste this way as they do in their own relegions. It never occured to most of any offense until the liberals said it might.

December 17 2010 at 9:03 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to muenft's comment

That's a good point. I hadn't heard about this, but if their income comes mosly from offended people, then maybe it's time to sppeak up or shop elsewhere.

December 22 2010 at 10:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply