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Sharjah ruler orders probe into “immoral” dancing at wedding

A video was posted online showing a well-known UAE businessman engaging in 'dirty dancing' with a woman

Sharjah ruler orders probe into “immoral” dancing at wedding

A well-known UAE businessman has been caught on video “dirty dancing” with a woman at a wedding.

Sharjah authorities have reportedly ordered a police investigation into the incident, “to protect the young generation from corruption”.

Sharjah Police said in a statement on Monday that the man – whose identity has yet to be confirmed – was caught on a video posted on the Internet dancing with a woman in an “immoral way not befitting of proper public etiquette,” according to a report by Gulf News.

The footage, which went viral last week, reportedly shows dozens of men dancing with a group of women in an indecent manner during the wedding party of a family member of a famous local television broadcaster.

The newspaper said His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, supreme council member and ruler of Sharjah, has written a letter to Sharjah Police’s commander-in-chief ordering an investigation into the incident.

Sheikh Al Qasimi reportedly wrote: “I order you to investigate the incident of the immoral video footage which occurred in Khor Fakkan and bring to justice all those involved and who helped in this immoral act to preserve the dignity and to protect the young generation from corruption.”

Police told Gulf News the video sparked anger among UAE residents, some of whom asked authorities to take action. It is not clear who posted the clip on social media.

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abusidra 5 years ago

Timely and proper action is needed and appreciated. Otherwise Sharjah will be second Dubai.

Calvin Pinto 5 years ago

Funny you are complaining. Ask how many people from Sharjah travel to Dubai for the above reason??

tim 5 years ago

god forbid sharjah develops as much as dubai

Mick 5 years ago

The unfortunate part is that you are not allowed to speak your mind otherwise there would be some opinions made to explain that it is not just Westerners that are creating this so-called even more immoral behavior. I love living here for so long but please stop blaming the outsiders as the purveyors of this behaviour.

abdul hafeez sheikh 5 years ago

it is good luck for a nation to have leader like Ruler of sharjah they are always reasonable and accommodating till any body cross the limits .I had been to sharjah for tow years and found one of the best accommodating society .we should not forget the local and religious traditions of the country in which we are living

Mark Renton 5 years ago

@abusidra,
There is not a chance in a million of Sharjah becoming another Dubai, even if they wanted to. 30-40 years ago it had a lively nightlife but that ship sailed a long time ago....