This 40ft Christmas tree will definitely command attention anytime not only because of its height but also the decorations that goes with it.
Dubbed one of the â€˜most expensive Christmas trees everâ€™, the glitzy Emirates Palace hotel in Dubai has unveiled the 40ft evergreen in its gold-leaf bedecked atrium.
Decorated with traditional silver and gold bows, baubles and white lights, the tree is also decked out in necklaces, earrings and other jewellery giving it its record value of $11 million.
It holds a total of 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones according to Khalifa Khouri, owner of Style Gallery which provided the jewellery.
Hans Olbertz, general manager of the hotel, said: â€˜The tree itself is about $10,000. The jewellery has a value of over $11million â€“ I think 11.4m, 11.5m.â€™
He added that the hotel would apply to the Guinness Book of World Records to find out if its tree is the most expensive ever.