Who says Arab states don’t allow Christians to celebrate their festivals?
The world’s most expensive Christmas tree is up… in the United Arab Emirates. And there are (at least) 181 reasons why it cost so much.
So let’s just break that down in numbers shall we?
Height of the artificial evergreen tree, in feet
Cost of the tree alone
Number of diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires, and other precious stones used to decorate the tree
Estimated cost of the jewels
$1 million (3.5 million dirhams)
Value of the tree’s most expensive ornament, a diamond set
Number of security guards monitoring the tree
Value of rival most-expensive Christmas tree contender, in Japan
Rooms and suites in the seven-star Emirates Palace
Cost of building the hotel
Price of a glass of Hardy Perfection cognac at the hotel, a Guinness record
Amount of edible pure gold the hotel uses each year for desserts and decor
Abu Dhabi’s share of the world’s crude oil supply
Money well spent, don’t you agree?
Now if there was only room on that tree to hang a few of these idiots who run the Middle East.