Abu Dhabi Luxury Hotel Regrets Christmas 'Overload'
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A hotel in a glittering city of the Persian Gulf now regrets its Christmas tree. Abu Dhabi is officially Muslim, but welcomes people of all faiths. And the Emirates Palace Hotel put up a giant Christmas tree adorned with $11 million worth of gold, diamonds and rubies. That's in keeping with the spirit of excess in a hotel that has a gold bar vending machine. But even the hotel admits the tree overloads the Christmas tree tradition.
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