Abu Dhabi Christmas Tree: $11 million

Erected in 2010 in a 7 star Abu Dhabi hotel, this tree is certified by Guinness as the most expensive decorated tree in the world.  The 40 foot evergreen is bedecked with gold bows, ornaments and garlands.  Gold wrapping paper adorns the presents at its base.   And it drips precious stones.  Compared to the toilet, it seems almost normal.


Abu Dhabi hotel has unveiled a jewel-encrusted Christmas tree worth more than $11 million. The 40-foot-tall tree is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and white lights. Its branches are draped with 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones.