Meet UAE’s first baby born on Eid Al Fitr at midnight

A Pakistani couple got an extra special Eid Al Fitr gift on the first day of Shawwal (Monday) as the clock struck 12 – welcoming a newborn baby at Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital.

Saba Irfan, 25, and Irfan Khan, 35, welcomed their third child Shahmeer Khan at exact midnight.

Dr Fady Georges Hachem, consultant, obstetrics and gynaecology, Burjeel Hospital, delivered the baby boy weighing 2.70kg.

“We are thrilled to welcome our newest family member. His arrival has doubled the joy on this auspicious day,” said Khan, adding that he feels very fortunate and hopes to provide a bright future for his little one.

The emotional father also thanked Dr Hachem for delivering the baby.

“It is a great privilege for us as doctors to be the first ones to hold these babies as they come into the world. The baby’s birth on a special day adds to the joy of their family. We are delighted and wish baby Shahmeer and his family the best,” said Dr Hachem.

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