First Emirati Baby Born on UAE National Day Named 'Khalifa'

Published December 2nd, 2018 - 08:57 GMT
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The baby was born at the Burjeel Royal Hospital in Al Ain.

The National Day is a special day celebrated by millions of people across the UAE, but the day brought extra joy to an Emirati family who welcomed a baby boy.

The baby was born at the Burjeel Royal Hospital in Al Ain on December 2, at 12:00 am. The baby, named Khalifa, was born to Mohammed Abdullah al-Hurr and Shamma Hamad Al Ketbi.

"We believe that UAE National Day 2018 will be a lucky day for us, and it has certainly started on the best note possible," said the beaming father.

He further said, "The medical and nursing staff at Burjeel Royal Hospital, Al Ain have been fantastic, and we would like to thank them for safely delivering our precious gift."

Dr Arun Menon, Director of Operations, VPS AL Ain region said the facility was very pleased to bring happiness to the family on this momentous day. "Having a baby at any time is a joyous occasion, but to have the first delivery on UAE National Day 2018 is something extra special, and we are proud that it happened here at Burjeel Royal Hospital Al Ain."

"We offer the Khalifa family our very best wishes for a long and prosperous life."

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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