Abu Dhabi welcomes first babies born during Eid Al Fitr
Seven new babies were born at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children in Abu Dhabi during the first few hours of first day of Eid Al Fitr.
The first baby was born at 00:35am on the first day of Eid Al Fitr and weighed 3.5 kg. The baby’s father, Majed Ahmed Al Awbathani, said “She is our first baby and we have named her Fatima. We are very thankful for this blessing.”
Baby Fatima was delivered by Dr Tina Kokalj, Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist at Danat Al Emarat Hospital. Dr Tina said, “Both baby and mother are in good health.”
The second baby was born at 03:09 am and weighed 3.5 kg. His father, Hussain Saleem Ayedh Al Menhali said, “The baby is in good health and we have named him Sultan. We are extremely happy to have him join us during the early hours of Eid Al Fitr.”
Baby Mayar was the third baby born at Danat Al Emarat Hospital during the early hours of Eid. She was born at 3:31 am, and weighed 3.33 kg. Her father, Engineer Abdulla Ghanem Alseiari said: “Baby Mayar is our third baby – she has a brother and sister who have been waiting for her. Born on Eid, our celebration is now doubled.”
A spokesperson at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children added that a total of 350 babies were born at the hospital during the Holy Month of Ramadan – 170 boys and 180 girls. Of the 350 newborns, 179 were UAE Nationals, with 12 sets of twins and one set of triplets.
“Including our seven new babies born after Eid was declared, a total of 7,981 babies have been born at our hospital since we opened in October 2015. All these precious bundles of joy were looked after by our 70-strong medical team of obstetricians, paediatricians and neonatologists. We expect to welcome another five babies by end of the day!” added the spokesperson.