UAE: Palestinian baby Emarat among first newborns on National Day

These babies were born at the stroke of midnight across the UAE as the country marked its National Day

While the UAE continues its humanitarian assistance to war-ravaged Gaza, here in Abu Dhabi, there has been a heartening development with a Palestinian couple becoming parents of a baby girl at the stroke of midnight marking the UAE Union Day.

At 12.01am, Palestinian expat couple Ashraf Khedr and Lmais Mohammed celebrated the birth of their fourth child at Burjeel Royal Hospital in Al Ain. And in a touching tribute, the proud parents named their newborn Emarat.

“Thank God for the safety of my wife and my daughter Emarat. We are incredibly happy to welcome our fourth child and have named her ‘Emarat’ on the occasion of UAE National Day. We named our second son Zayed in honour of the UAE’s Founding Father Sheikh Zayed, may God have mercy on him. These names are our way of paying tribute to this wonderful country,” said the ecstatic Palestinians.

Dr Mohammad Subhi Al Saad, consultant, obstetrics and gynaecology, delivered the baby girl weighing 2.900kg.

As the country gears up for a day of pride and celebration, baby Emarat is among the first few newborns at private hospitals in Abu Dhabi.

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