Abu Dhabi Hotel Embarrassed by $11 Million Christmas Tree (VIDEO)

Abu Dhabi Hotel Embarrassed by $11 Million Christmas Tree (VIDEO)

Abu Dhabi Hotel Embarrassed by $11 Million Christmas Tree (VIDEO)

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Dec. 20 2010 8:27 PM

Abu Dhabi Hotel Embarrassed by $11 Million Christmas Tree (VIDEO)


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. The fake fir tree is covered in very real gold,diamonds, pearls, and rubies and stands in the lobby of the luxury EmiratesPalace hotel. That's the same hotel famous for its vending machine thatdispenses gold bars. Stung by criticism of the Christmas tree's bling overload,the Emirates Palace was quick to explain that the gems are on loan from aUnited Arab Emirates jewelry store and will be returned at end of the holiday season.The stunt began as an attempt to win the "most-expensively dressed tree" titlein the

Guinness Book of World Records

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