11-mln-dollar diamond christmas tree

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The luxury Emirates Palace hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) unveils a Christmas tree. It's not just any ordinary tree. It's decorated with over 11 million dollars' worth of jewelry. Here's more.

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.

[Janet Abrahams, Executive Director Sales & Marketing, Emirates Palace Hotel]:
"What we are trying to do is to give everybody who visits and everybody who is staying here the chance of to be part of something really special and unique."

Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace hotel is where royalty and billionaires come for cappuccinos topped with gold flakes.

to unveil - to disclose; reveal.

ordinary - commonly encountered; usual.

11 million dollars' worth of jewelry - a quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means.

jewelry - ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, made of precious metals set with gems or imitation gems.

luxury - something expensive or hard to obtain.

to partner with - to work or perform as a partner or partners.

to provide with - to furnish; supply.

precious - of high cost or worth; valuable.

to enable - to supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity; make able.

a match for - a pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other.

a dome - a vaulted roof having a circular, polygonal, or elliptical base and a generally hemispherical or semispherical shape.

to host - to receive or entertain guests in a social or official capacity.

an ATM - an automatic teller machine.

amazement - a state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment.

gold flakes - flat thin pieces or layers made of gold.




























The luxury Emirates Palace hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) unveils a Christmas tree. It's not just any ordinary tree. It's decorated with over 11 million dollars' worth of jewelry. Here's more.

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.

[Janet Abrahams, Executive Director Sales & Marketing, Emirates Palace Hotel]:
"What we are trying to do is to give everybody who visits and everybody who is staying here the chance of to be part of something really special and unique."

Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace hotel is where royalty and billionaires come for cappuccinos topped with gold flakes.

to unveil - to disclose; reveal.

ordinary - commonly encountered; usual.

11 million dollars' worth of jewelry - a quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means.

jewelry - ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, made of precious metals set with gems or imitation gems.

luxury - something expensive or hard to obtain.

to partner with - to work or perform as a partner or partners.

to provide with - to furnish; supply.

precious - of high cost or worth; valuable.

to enable - to supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity; make able.

a match for - a pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other.

a dome - a vaulted roof having a circular, polygonal, or elliptical base and a generally hemispherical or semispherical shape.

to host - to receive or entertain guests in a social or official capacity.

an ATM - an automatic teller machine.

amazement - a state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment.

gold flakes - flat thin pieces or layers made of gold.




























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