x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Girl at Emirati-Jordanian Field Hospital named Al Emarat

The hospital has seen the birth of two baby girls, one named Fatima after the mother of the nation, and the other Khalifa, in admiration for the President of the UAE.

Stories from the Emirati-Jordanian Field Hospital will live on through the generations.

The hospital has seen the birth of two baby girls, one named Fatima after the mother of the nation, and the other Khalifa, in admiration for the President of the UAE.

While the mothers did this as a sign of gratitude to the UAE, one child was found to have already been named after the UAE without ever having met any Emiratis.

Three-year-old Al Emarat was brought in by her mother to meet staff at the hospital a few days ago and again yesterday.

Many Emirati staff and volunteers asked to see the young girl's passport as they could not believe she was named after their country.

"We named her Al Emarat for our love of the UAE," her mother, Muna, said. "Her dad also dreamt of Sheikh Zayed twice."

* Ola Salem