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Baby born in Dubai hotel lobby

Oct. 12, 2010 at 6:21 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The owner of a hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, says a baby born in the lobby will receive free stays at the accommodation for life.

Workers at the Grand Midwest Hotel in the Dubai Media City said a Kazakh woman staying at the hotel went into labor Monday and only made it as far as the lobby before the baby boy started to arrive, the Gulf News reported Tuesday.

Ram Chandra Sharma, a bellboy at the hotel, said the woman had been staying at the hotel with her husband and 5-year-old son for about two months. He said the woman sent him to retrieve towels and a bed sheet and the baby was born soon after he gave them to her.

Mohammad Arshad Shah, the owner of the group of hotels, said a room will be named after the newborn boy and the family will receive some free nights at the hotel. He said the baby will receive a lifetime of free stays.

"I have six children, and this baby also feels like he is part of my family," Shah said.

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