Abu Dhabi: Two sets of twins were born in the same hospital here in the early hours of December 2, as the UAE marked the 46th National Day.
Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children in Abu Dhabi welcomed a total of 10 newborns (4 boys and 6 girls) during the eary hours of Saturday.
The first baby was born one minute after 12 midnight, and weighed 3.4 Kg and is the third child for the family.
His father, Hamdan Mohamad Hasan Al Hammadi said, “the baby is our third, after one boy and one girl who are overwhelmed with his birth today. He is in good health thanks to Allah and we have named him Mohammed.
"We are extremely proud to have him join us on the first minute of UAE National Day. From here, we would like to congratulate UAE leaders, government and the people of UAE on this very special day.”
Dr Aseel Al Youzbaki, Specialist Obstetrics & Gynecology at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, who delivered the first baby on UAE National Day said: “the baby was due in 10 days but decided to join the family on this special occasion for all and double the joy of his parents and us at the hospital. Both baby and mother are in good health."
The second newborn weighed 3.35kg and was delivered at 12:05 after midnight.
Her father, Mohammed Alsantarisi said: “Having our baby girl at this time of the year is very special to our hearts. We have named our new bundle of joy Sama, and she has three older brothers.
"She was due to join us today 2nd December, and this is what happened. We would like to congratulate UAE leaders, government and the people of UAE on this very special day, the 46th UAE National Day.”
Bundles of joy
A pair of twins were also born at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children at 12:51 am on UAE National Day. The Emirati twins (one girl and one boy) weighed 1.84kg and 2.42kg, respectively.
Their father said: “We would like to congratulate UAE leaders, government and the people of UAE on this very special day that is very dear to our hearts. The birth of our twins on this special night was a surprise for us, and now the memorable occasion is tripled for us. We are very thankful for this blessing.”
A second pair of twins were also delivered at 8am on UAE National Day at the same hospital.
Their father, Yahya Ali Al Ghubbari, said: “We are extremely happy that our twins were delivered on the UAE National Day. Their older sister was waiting for them and is so pleased to meet them on Saturday.
"We named them Hissa and Rowdha and we thank Allah for their good health. We from here congratulate UAE leadership and people on the 46th National Day.”
Vino Nallaya, CEO of Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children said: "We are happy to welcome the 10 newborns at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children on the first few hours of the 46th UAE National Day. All 10 babies and mothers are doing well and are in good health.”
“Including our 10 newborns today, 5,616 babies have been born at our hospital since the hospital welcomed the first newborn in October 2015; including 2,910 boys and 2,706 girls; of which 3,086 were UAE Nationals.
"All these precious bundles of joy were managed by our 75 medical team members of obstetricians, pediatricians and neonatologists. We expect to welcome another 6 babies by the end of today," she added.
The hospital distributed flowers and gifts for all patients and children who are spending the UAE National Day at the hospital.