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In photos: Abu Dhabi boasts world's most expensive Christmas tree

A hotel in the UAE has jacked up the value of its tree by decking it out with golden necklaces and precious stones.

Image: Hussein Malla/AP/Press Association Images

THE EMIRATES PALACE HOTEL in Abu Dhabi claims to have erected the world’s most expensive Christmas tree in its lobby.

The 46-foot tall artificial tree was worth about $10,000 (€7,570) before it was decorated.

The strings of pearls, precious stones and golden jewellery decorating the tree  have helped to raise its value by about $11m (around €8.3m).

The Wall Street Journal reports that the hotel, which already boasts the world’s first gold ATM for buying bullion, decorated the tree with items from a local jeweller. The hotel also holds the Guinness world record for the world’s most expensive shot (at around €1,500  a glass).

A night in a suite at the hotel can cost from €2,000, while other rooms start from €280.

The hotel’s general manager Hans Olbertz said that while the hotel has a tree every Christmas, they decided to do something different this year, the BBC reports. Olbertz says the UAE, which has a primarily Muslim population, said the country was very liberal, and very refined.

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