New Year babies: UAE welcomes first children of 2023

Parents and hospital staff celebrate newborns as the country rings in the new year

As clocks struck midnight and skies across the UAE were dotted with fireworks to ring in the new year, some families across the Emirates were busy welcoming new members.

Hospitals in the country celebrated with families as doctors were busy delivering babies at and after midnight, and sweets were passed around for all.

At Medeor Hospital, baby girl Hana was born exactly at midnight on New Year’s Day to an Egyptian couple, Asmaa Ahmed and Eid Hassan.

The baby girl was delivered by Dr Walid El Sherbiny, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Medeor Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

“We are so blessed to welcome our beautiful baby girl into the world on New Year’s Day,” said Mr Hassane.

“We couldn’t be happier to start this new year with such a special addition to our family. She is already so loved, and we are excited to watch her grow and experience all the joys of life.”

Doctors and nurses at the hospital celebrated the moment by sharing sweets and wishes with the family.

“We all gathered and welcomed baby Hana’s birth on a special day. It was a moment of celebration for the entire hospital,” said Dr El Sherbiny.

“Each new baby is a reminder of the hope and promises that the New Year brings.”

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