Emirati parents were blessed with a baby boy on the first day of Eid just a minute after midnight at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Emirati parents Mohammad Yasser Al Shaikh and Kholood Salem Al Daheri named him Ali Mohammad Al Shaikh.
Baby Ali entered the world at 00.01 by cesarean, weighing 3.41 kg and spanning 52 cm tall. The parents said, “We have been blessed with a healthy baby boy which makes this Eid even more joyous. The medical team and staff at Burjeel Hospital have taken excellent care of us and our family during this time, and we are thankful for their support. We want to thank the entire team for all their efforts.”
Dr. Sausan Abdul Rahman, the consultant of obstetrics and gynecology at the hospital, said: “We are both happy and proud that the team at Burjeel Hospital was able to be a part of the birth on such a significant day. We will always remember this moment.”
Another couple, Ahmad Mahmoud Zahid from Afghanistan and Emirati mother Ayesha Abdul Latif Al Butaih also had their baby boy born on the first day of Eid at 12.40 am at Danat Al Emarat Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
Father Zahid said, “My wife’s due date was on June 17, but with Allah’s will she started having labor symptoms on the last day of Ramadan and here we are now celebrating the birth of our second child, at 12.40am of the first day of Eid Al Fitr.”
“We have named him Mohammad and he weighed 3.5kg. Baby Mohammed and my wife are in good health thanks to Allah. His sister Mahra has been waiting for him, and our celebration today is doubled with his birth and Eid. Thanks to Danat Al Emarat team for the care they have been providing my wife and both children. From here I would like to congratulate our UAE leaders, government and the people of UAE and the Islamic nation on Eid Al Fitr,” he added.
After baby Mohammad, another baby girl was born named Salama. Her Emirati father Musallam Salem Bin Amro, said: “She is our first child, and we named her Salama. She weighs 2.7kg and is in good health thanks to Allah. Having her born today has doubled our joy as we all celebrate the first day of Eid Al Fitr. The baby and her mother are in good health. We were expecting her in 10 days, but with Allah’s will, she has joined our Eid celebrations today before Eid prayers. I would like to congratulate our leaders, government, and nation on this blessed occasion of Eid Al Fitr.”