Bareen International Hospital is in the news with our New Year Baby 2020 - Baby Joseph!


Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Bareen International Hospital is in major Arabic and English news with Baby Joseph - our new year baby of 2020 born at the strike of midnight in Bareen International Hospital - MBZ City.

At the strike of midnight announcing the start of an iconic new decade 2020, Baby Joseph was born at a premier healthcare facility in Mohammad Bin Zayed City - Abu Dhabi, Bareen International Hospital. The first baby to be born in 2020 arrived at 00:00, weighing in at 3170gms, to Syrian national parents - Mr. Romeo Sheha, 31 years old and his wife, Mrs. Sally Hanna Habib, 28 years old. 

The parents expressed joy that their second child was the first to be born in the most anticipated year 2020, marking the year of preparation for UAE’s vision in the next 50 years. The C-section delivery was successfully carried out on this special occasion with Bareen's world-class medical professionals offering warmth and personalized attention.

“Mother and baby are doing great and resting. We are delighted that our son Joseph was the first baby to be born in 2020.  I am sure, he will be excited about the honour too,” said the cheerful father, Romeo Sheha. “We are thankful to the doctors and nurses of Bareen International Hospital for ensuring the safe delivery of our baby boy.  This is the best New Year’s gift.”

“Bringing a child into this world any time of the year is extraordinary but giving birth to the first baby of 2020 is such a memorable and extra special proud moment especially since this decade marks a milestone for the Emirates as ‘2020: Towards the next 50’, the year of preparation for the country’s next 50 years in 2021,” said Dr. Hala El-Sayed Ali Hassan, Specialist - Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Our best wishes go out to the parents and we wish them happiness and prosperity on the birth of their child. Bareen is proud to be a part of this momentous occasion.”

Dr. Mohamed Embabi, Specialist – Pediatrics was also part of the team who delivered baby Joseph. He said, “We wish the family healthy and happy years ahead on this joyous occasion.”

For kind reference, attached are the clippings to the news published in major Arabic and English newspapers: 

Khaleej Times 

Gulf News 

The National 

Al Ittihad 

Al Fajr