Dubai’s Emirates Palace Goes Green: World’s Most Expensive Tree Points The Way Ahead
THE Emirates Palace hotel embraces the spirit of Christmas with a Christmas tree decked in £11m-worth of trinkets, gold, baubles and germs. Hans Olbertz, the venue’s manager says the fake tree is worth “about 10,000 dollars.” Yes, really. This is what a fake tree goes for in Dubai. One day, of course, this is what all trees will cost.
But The Emirates Palace hotel huge pile is doing its bit to keep Santa’s home from melting. The pile in the sand is green at heart. Says Mr Olbertz:
“Emirates Palace covers a total area of 100 hectares and given the scale of our site and operation; there are many opportunities to improve our carbon footprint, whilst enhancing the services to our guests [sic]”
More myrrh, Jesus? Or, is, sir, sticking with the gold..?