21 August 2018, UAE: Ten newborns (5 girls and 5 boys) were born at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children in Abu Dhabi during Arafat Day and the first few hours of first day of Eid Al Adha.

The first baby (Emirati) was born at 00:08 after midnight the first day of Eid Al Adha and weighed 2.7 kg. Mr. Mohammed Salem Al Mansouri, the father, said “The birth of our baby during first day of Eid was a surprise for us, and now the memorable occasion is doubled for us. He is our first baby and we have named him Zayed. We are very thankful for this blessing. From here, we would like to congratulate UAE leaders, government and the people of UAE on this very special day.”

Baby Zayed was delivered by Dr Merlyne Acedilla, Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist at Danat Al Emarat Hospital.   Dr Marlyn said, “The baby was due in 2 weeks but with Allah’s will he joined the family on this special occasion for all and doubled the joy of her parents and ours. Both baby and mother are in good health.”

The second baby girl was born at 1:11 am for a Russian/American family and weighed 3.6 Kg. She is the second child for the family.

The third baby girl was born at 2:18 am for a Pakistani family. Her father Mr. Abrar Sarwar said, “She is our first baby. She weighed 3.150 KG. She was due in five days, but with Allah’s will, she was born today on first day of Eid. We are truly blessed. Both the baby and the mother are in good health. Born on Eid, our celebration is now doubled. And on this occasion, we would like to congratulate UAE leaders, government and the Islamic Nation on this holy occasion.”

The fourth baby was born for a Yemeni family at 6:45 am and is the first for the family. She weighed 2.8 KG.

Mariano Gonzalez, CEO of Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) said, “Including our 10 babies born at the hospital on Arafat Day and the early hours of first day of Eid, a total of 8805 babies have been born at our hospital since we opened in October 2015.  All these precious bundles of joy were managed by our 70 medical team members of obstetricians, pediatricians and neonatologists. We expect to welcome another 5 babies by end of today.”

The hospital distributed flowers and gifts for all patients who are spending Eid Al Adha at the hospital.