Baby ‘Emarat’ named by Saudi couple in honour of UAE

Baby ‘Emarat’ named by Saudi couple in honour of UAE

In yet another instance that reflects the strong and resilient bonds between the two stalwart nations, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a Saudi couple have named their newly born baby boy ‘Émarat’. The couple have made the thoughtful gesture in a bid to celebrate the historical bonds between the two nations and also as a glowing tribute to the UAE. The Saudi couple could not have made this announcement at a more appropriate time as the nation sees grand celebrations to commemorate the Year of Zayed.
Baby Emarat, who has captured the fancy of both his country of birth and his home country, was born at the Latifa Women and Children Hospaital in Dubai on July 7, 2018. His birth certificate subsequently issued a day later, proudly proclaims his name as Emarat, a name that would be a lifelong reminder of the country of his birth. Baby Emarat is, however, not the first to inherit the name of his birth country. A Gulf News report in 2017 mentioned a Kuwaiti couple who had named their daughter Emarat
In a backdrop to the news, it can be recalled that the UAE and Saudi Arabia had only last year jointly announced the Strategy of Resolve, a joint venture that seeks to advance economic, military and developmental motives.
When quizzed on what prompted this move, the baby’s mother who wished not to be identified, said that the couple was inspired by the bonds that both the nations shared – a bond that goes back a long way and links their respective destinies. The couple who have been residing in the UAE since the past couple of years, also sought to honour the country through this gesture. The couple pointed out that their extended family was fully supportive of their decision that came about a week before the baby was due to be born.