Dubai Police rescue baby abandoned by distressed mother

The baby boy was cared for at the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children

E-warrants have helped police officers arrest criminals faster. Chris Whiteoak / The National
E-warrants have helped police officers arrest criminals faster. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Dubai Police rescued a baby boy, 1, who was abandoned by his mother.

Officials found the boy alone and crying in the woman’s flat in the Muraqqabat area of Deira, Dubai.

The woman’s neighbour heard the boy crying hysterically and informed the police.

“A team of officers from the Muraqqabat Police Station was dispatched to the apartment,” said Brig Ali Ghanem, director of the station.

Officers broke open the door and found the baby alone in the apartment.

“The infant was in a bad condition,” Brig Ali Ghanem said.

He was cared for at the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children while police searched for his mother.

The woman was found less than 48 hours later, wandering in the area.

She was in shock as her husband could not return to the UAE due to Covid-19 flight restrictions.

“The husband left the country for business before airport closures and then couldn’t return due to flight restrictions,” Brig Ali Ghanem said. The incident happened late last year, he said.

The husband failed to contact the wife after a few weeks.

Police sent the woman to the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children where she received care and treatment before being reunited with her son.

She told officers she was anxious and worried for her husband.

Authorities contacted the couple’s consulate in Dubai and tried to locate the husband for three months.

Police finally traced the man and flew him back to the UAE.

“Everyone at the police station was happy to see the family back together after three months of efforts to reunite them,” said Brig Ghanem.

Updated: April 19, 2021 05:17 PM

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