Since it was first seen in Atlanta rapper Skippa da Flippa’s 2014 video “How Fast Can You Count It,” the dab has become an international craze often performed by celebrities all around the world.
However, in countries across the region and especially in the GCC, the move is extremely controversial.
Earlier in August, young Saudi singer Abdallah Al Shaharani was arrested in Saudi Arabia’s Taif governorate, after he dabbed during a music contest.
At the time, a video of Al Shaharani pulling off the move on stage went viral on social media, sparking controversy.
A few months ago, two Omani high school students also sparked outrage after footage of them dabbing during their graduation went viral.