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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 September 2018

Proud parents welcome Eid babies in Abu Dhabi

Twins Ahmed and Mahmoud Abdel Qader Darwish were part of a number of babies born in Abu Dhabi on Eid Al Adha

Twins Mahmoud and Ahmed Abdel Qader Darwish with their parents. Photos by Danat Al Emarat Hospital.
Twins Mahmoud and Ahmed Abdel Qader Darwish with their parents. Photos by Danat Al Emarat Hospital.

Twins Ahmed and Mahmoud Abdel Qader Darwish were among a number of babies born in Abu Dhabi during the Eid Al Adha holiday.

Their parents were overjoyed when they saw their children for the first time at 11:55pm on Thursday in the capital.

A total of 10 babies were born at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children between that evening and the first few hours of Eid Al Adha, including five boys and a girl on Arafat Day, and two boys and two girls on Eid.

The Darwish twins, weighing 1.8kgs each, were the first children for the family. “The birth of our twins on this blessed night was a surprise for us and now the memorable occasion is tripled for us," said their father, Abdel Qader Darwish. "We named them Mahmoud and Ahmed and we are very thankful for this blessing.”

The twins were delivered by Dr Rihan Saafan, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology at the hospital. "Multiple pregnancies are associated with higher possibility of early delivery," Dr Saafan said. "The twins were due in the third week of October but decided to join the family on this special occasion for all and triple the joy of their parents and ours. Both babies and mother are in good health."

Baby Mathayel with her father, Omar Al Menhali, was born on Eid Al Adha.
Baby Mathayel with her father, Omar Al Menhali, was born on Eid Al Adha.

The first baby to be born on the day of Eid, weighing 3kgs, arrived at 4:15am as the fourth child for her family. "The baby is in good health and we have named her Mathayel," said her father, Omar Al Menhali. "We are extremely happy to have her join us on the first hours of Eid Al Adha. From here, we would like to congratulate the UAE's leaders, Government and the people on this very special day. Mathayel has a brother and two sisters, who are overwhelmed with her birth today.”

Baby Mathayel Al Menhali is the first baby born on Eid Al Adha at 4:15am.
Baby Mathayel Al Menhali is the first baby born on Eid Al Adha at 4:15am.

Vino Nallaya, chief executive of the hospital, said: "We are happy to welcome the newborns at the hospital on Arafat Day and the first few hours of Eid Al Adha. All 10 babies and mothers are doing well and are in good health.”

Four more babies are expected to be born by the end of the day.

The hospital distributed flowers and gifts for all patients and children who are spending the Eid Al Adha on location.

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