Man arrested for joyful dance on Dubai tube without face mask

The police added that the man was fined previously for failing to wear a face mask.

Man arrested for joyful dance on Dubai tube without face mask

Man arrested for joyful dance on Dubai tube without face mask photo credit: Magazine Features

This is the moment a man dances for joy without a face mask on the Dubai tube and ends up getting arrested for indecent behaviour.

The incident was filmed on the Dubai Metro in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the police shared the footage on social media on 7th June. The footage shows the smiling man performing a merry jig on the tube in front of passengers, most of whom were wearing face masks.

Obaid Al Hathboor, director of the Transportation Security Department of the Dubai Police, confirmed that the man has been arrested for causing a disturbance and flouting COVID-19 measures.

The police spokesperson said: “A video of an Asian man circulated on social media while he was performing indecent acts inside a train. He caused disturbance to others without respecting their privacy.

“He was additionally arrested for not wearing a mask inside the train while all (sic) commuters around him were wearing masks and following precautionary measures.”

Al Hathboor added that the offence could carry “a sentence of imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months and a fine not exceeding AED 5,000 (GBP 962) or either one of said two penalties shall be imposed on whoever publicly makes an appeal or utters a song, yelling or speech that is immoral or publicly prompts others by any means to debauchery”.

The police added that the man was fined previously for failing to wear a face mask.

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