New Year babies: UAE welcomes first children of 2023

Parents and hospital staff celebrate newborns as the country rings in the new year

As clocks struck midnight and skies across the UAE were dotted with fireworks to ring in the new year, some families across the Emirates were busy welcoming new members.

Hospitals in the country celebrated with families as doctors were busy delivering babies at and after midnight, and sweets were passed around for all.

At Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, Filipino couple Bianca Salindong and Ivy Louise Verayo also celebrated the New Year by welcoming their second baby Johann Jio S Verayo, who was born at 1.18am.

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