Authorities warn UAE residents about doing the Kiki Challenge
We love a good dance challenge, flossing – we were all about that, dabbing? It’s how we celebrate finishing every article. One challenge that we’re not too fond of is the “Kiki”. Not because the moves are bad but because it’s dangerous. If you’re unaware of it, the Kiki Challenge is a dance move inspired by Drake’s new song "In My Feelings". The move involves a person jumping out of a slowly moving car and dance as it moves, all while being filmed.
And, it seems like we aren’t the only ones who feel like it’s a bit too much as local authorities have enforced a new law that will see those caught doing the challenge face legal action.
Officials in Umm Al Quwain have issued AED2,000 fine and 23 black points those found doing the dance. Their car will also be impounded for 60 days.
The new rule comes just one day after three influencers were arrested in Abu Dhabi for sharing their challenge online. According to the Public Prosecution the arrest was ordered because it “endangered their lives, offended public morals and violated traffic law.
Authorities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and other emirates have warned residents about doing the challenge as they can be charged with violating Federal Law No.12 of 1995 as well as Federal Penal Code No.3 of 1987, a law which grants law enforcement “the power to arrest any person who drives their vehicle in a dangerous manner that can endanger the lives of the public”.
Best keep those moves on the dance floor.