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Dec. 02, 19 | 10:33 pm

A Filipino-Moroccan baby was among the more than 20 newborns on December 2— a momentous occasion that marks the 48th National Day of the UAE.

The baby, who weighs 3030 grams, was born past midnight of December 2 at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. He was named Ryan by his Filipina mother and Moroccan father, according to an article of the official daily Albayan.

The new parents were elated for the coming of their healthy boy.

“We are very happy that God has blessed us with a healthy baby boy and this is the most precious moment of our lives,” Mehdi Foukajdi, the baby’s father, said.

The hospital was pleased to bring happiness to the couple on this significant occasion.

“Delivering a baby on such a proud occasion is an incredible feeling and we are very happy that it happened here at Burjeel Hospital. We wish a happy and a healthy life for this little bundle of joy”, Dr. Fady Georges Hachem, Consultant – Obstetrics and Gynecologyat Burjeel Hospital, said.

Baby Ryan Foukajdi, born at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi on UAE National Day. (Image Credit: Supplied)

Two other babies named Hamad and Diab, were born to Emirati couples in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, respectively.

The parents of Hamad, who was delivered through a caesarian operation, was delighted that his birthday falls on the momentous occasion for the entire nation.

Diab’s father, meanwhile, said, “We are now celebrating two good occasions: the foundation day of the UAE and the birth of my son.”

In the Eastern oasis city of Al Ain, an Emirati couple also feels blessed for their new bundle of joy. The couple who married six years ago named their firstborn Mariam.

“I am really very happy on this great national occasion that I got my first baby,” her father Mohammed Ahmed said.

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