UAE parents welcome newborns on first day of Eid Al Adha
Proud parents celebrated the arrival of their newborns on Eid day in the UAE.
Eid Al Adha celebrations began at the stroke of midnight on Thursday for Filipino couple Joven and Jenalyn, who were blessed with a baby boy, Jenzo, born at 12.01am in Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
Delighted at having their first baby on the auspicious occasion of Eid, Joven said: "We are blessed to have our baby come into this world on the day of Eid Al Adha. The pandemic with consequent restrictions may have dampened people's spirits, but the birth of our child brings us so much joy and hope. We will cherish this moment forever in our lifetime."
Dr Fady Georges Hachem, obstetrics and gynaecology consultant at the hospital, said: "Babies born on a significant day bring added joy to our hearts, and give more reason for the family to celebrate. We are glad that the delivery went smoothly and the mother and child are in good health."
Danat Al Emarat Hospital in Abu Dhabi welcomed its first newborn for Ahmad Jumaa Rashid Alseyde, an Emirati, at 12.40am on Friday.
Alseyde said: "Here we are today celebrating both the birth of our child and Eid Al Adha. We have named her Mariam and she weighed 2.33kg. Baby Mariam and my wife are in good health thanks to Allah. Thanks to our doctor, Dr Aseel Al Youzbaki, and the Danat Al Emarat team for the care they have been providing my wife and child, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic."
The second baby at the hospital was born at 3.45am for the family of Mohamed Mubarak Al Mansouri, also an Emirati. Al Mansouri named his fourth child Mouza. "Having her born today has doubled our joy as we all celebrate the first day of Eid. The baby and her mother are in good health. The due date was yesterday (Thursday), but with Allah's will she has joined our Eid celebrations today before Eid prayers."
At the NMC Specialty Hospital in the Capital, a young Serbian couple, Petar and Aleksandra Vidanovic, welcomed their first baby - Andrea - at 2.50am on Friday.
"I am very happy that my wife has delivered today. Even though Eid is not a traditional holiday in Serbia, now I will always celebrate it no matter what," said Petar, who works as a cabin crew at Etihad Airways.
While Al Zahra hospital Sharjah welcomed a baby girl at 2.32am born to a Pakistani family, Medcare Women and Children Hospital Dubai celebrated the birth of a baby girl born to Indian expats Balpreet Singh and Reema Kochar at 4.16am.
In Ajman, Nigerian parents Ngozi Ihechilurum and Iyke Ikechu also celebrated as their baby girl was born at 5.34am at Thumbay University Hospital in Ajman.
An Egyptian couple at the Canadian Specialty Hospital, Dubai also welcomed their first baby at 8.20am on Friday.
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