Dubai: New Year’s was doubly sweet and special for some UAE residents who welcomed 2017 with a new bundle of joy in their arms.
Four babies were born after the stroke of midnight across three Thumbay hospitals — Sharjah, Dubai, and Fujairah. While the hospital welcomed three boys, one each of Syrian, Indian and Pakistani nationality, a baby girl was born to Indian parents.
The first baby to arrive in the hospital was a boy, weighing 3.75kg, born to a Pakistani couple at 1.45am. Both the mother and baby are doing well.
Speaking about the joy of welcoming their second child on the first day of the year, 32-year-old father Shahnam Ali, a marketing professional, said, “I am really pleased that our second son was born on the first day of the year. The elder one is really besotted with the arrival of his little brother, and keeps saying that he now has a friend to play cricket with. He just loves him.”
In Aster Hospital, Dubai, four babies were born since December 31, and the mothers and the babies are reported to be doing well.