Monday, December 20, 2010

A Christmas Concert

When we visited Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago, Kate, Cindy and I attended a Christmas concert at Emirates Palace.  Emirates Palace is the hotel where all heads-of-state stay when they visit the UAE. Needless to say, it was beautiful inside.

You may have heard about the $11 Million Christmas Tree that resides in Emirates Palace this Christmas.  It has at least 180 sapphires, emeralds, pearls, diamonds and other valuable stones.  Don't worry, I took a picture of it: (at the time I didn't realize how extravagant it was...)

The ceiling..... wow.  
The Queen of England strolled underneath this ceiling just a few weeks ago.

The Concert Hall

And the Christmas Concert
AUS stands for the American University of Sharjah.

It was wonderful getting to hear Christmas carols!

No Christmas concert is complete without bringing all of the children up on stage to sing Jingle Bells!

The world famous Gold Bar vending machine.  You just put a couple hundred durhams in there and out comes gold...  wow.

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