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Police issue warning over peforming 'Kiki' challenge in the UAE

The dance has resulted in the arrest of three influencers in Abu Dhabi

Police issue warning over peforming 'Kiki' challenge in the UAE
The dance has resulted in the arrest of three influencers in the UAE.

Police across the UAE and elsewhere in the region are warning residents of steep penalties – even possible arrest – if they are caught performing the ‘Kiki’ challenge on local roads.

In the challenge, which has gone viral on social media, motorists leave their car and dance alongside it while it is still in motion, in an ode to the music video of Drake’s “In My Feelings.”

Already, the dance has resulted in the arrest of three influencers in Abu Dhabi, who the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has accused of endangering the public.

According to police sources quoted in local media, officers have the right to take into custody any drivers they believe are a threat to others.

The penalties for being caught, according to local media, can include 23 black points on a driver's licence, a AED 2,000 fine and vehicle impoundment for as long as 60 days.

In neighbouring Oman, The Royal Oman Police have warned of an OMR 50 (AED 477) fine for those caught performing the dance.

Similar warnings have been reported in Egypt and several other parts of the Middle East.