Transit passenger goes into labour at Dubai airport, gives birth to triplets at UAE hospital
The Syrian woman gave birth to triplets at a hospital in Abu Dhabi.
A pregnant Syrian traveller who was on a stopover at the Dubai airport suddenly went into labour while waiting for her flight. Thanks to the authorities' quick response, she was able to get an entry visa in half an hour and give birth to triplets at a hospital.
The 29-year-old woman, Eman Al Aqla, was a transit passenger from Oman who was supposed to fly to Lebanon, according to a report on Arabic daily Emarat al Youm.
When she arrived in Dubai for the stopover, she looked weak and exhausted. Maj-Gen Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director-general of the emirate's General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs, saw her and immediately arranged a special entry visa for the expecting mother.
Within 30 minutes, the visa was issued and Al Aqla was promptly taken to a hospital in Abu Dhabi, where her brothers live.
Al Aqla, together with her family members in the country, happily welcomed two healthy baby girls and one baby boy. She said she has now started the process of changing her visa status so she could stay and live in the UAE. "Anyone would dream of living in this country," she said, thanking Maj-Gen Al Marri for coming to her aid.
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