2 Arrested, Cafe Shut Down after Viral Video of Indecent Dance





The Dubai Police has arrested a man for committing an indecent act by dancing in a local cafe. A video of the man was posted online and the one who posted the video was also arrested. Furthermore, the cafe where the dance took place was also shut down on grounds of not following proper safety protocols.

Just recently, the Dubai Police has also arrested 2 managers and a DJ for organizing a party with over a hundred people and without practicing safety guidelines. Reminder to everyone that we should obey the rules and be aware of the laws of the UAE. You can check the full report on the charges and consequences in the report posted by Dubai Police below:

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Dubai Police arrest man for committing an indecent act publicly

The Dubai Police have arrested a young man on a charge of “Committing Public Indecent Act” after he had appeared in a viral video dancing indecently in a local café. The force has also arrested the individual who recorded and posted the video on social media platforms on the charge of “Posting Online Content that Violates Public Morality”.

According to Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Dubai Police, the force took action against the young when the indecent video of him started circulating across social media platforms.

“The Criminal Data Analysis Centre of Dubai Police identified the identity of the young man and also the man who recorded the video and posted it online,” Brig. Al Jallaf explained.

He also noted that Article (358) of the UAE Penal code states that whoever openly commits an indecent and disgraceful act shall be punished by detention for a period of at least six months.

Brig. Al Jallaf further explained that Article 24 of the UAE’s cyber-crime law states that creating or running an electronic site to publish, online or through any information technology means, any content, programs or ideas which would damage public decency shall be punishable with temporary imprisonment and a fine of AED 500,000–1,000,000.

Brig. Al Jallaf added that Dubai Police, in coordination with the Department of Economic Development (DED); Dubai Municipality ; and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, have fined and closed the café for failing to adhere to the announced precautionary measures against COVID-19.

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