It has been a special 52nd Union Day weekend for some families across the UAE as they welcomed their newborn babies.
Egyptian couple Manal Mohamed and Mahmoud Muhareb celebrated Union Day with the birth of baby Zayed at midnight.
Weighing 3.81kg, Zayed is the couple’s fifth child – joining two boys and two girls.
“Baby Zayed’s arrival on this special day adds an extra layer of significance to the celebrations and has created lasting memories for the family,” said Dr Walid El-Sherbiny, a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology.
“We congratulate them and wish him good health and a prosperous future.”
At Medeor Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Chinese and Malaysian couple Wang Wan Xiu and Ren Wong welcomed their firstborn baby girl Wong at midnight.
“Both the baby and mother are doing well,” said Dr Richa Saini, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology at the hospital.
“It is a double celebration that baby Wong has been born on Union Day. We share in their joy on this occasion.”