Saudi teenager arrested for dancing to Macarena on street

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the Saudi city of Jeddah for dancing to the Macarena song in a street, reported by the Telegraph.

The boy was accused of “improper public behaviour” for enjoying the 1990s pop hit as he crossed a road.

Mecca police said the unnamed boy also disrupted traffic. It was unclear if he was going to be formally charged.

In a 45-second video clip, shared widely on social media, the boy stops halfway across the road and starts the well-known dance routine.


The footage was first posted last year, but his arrest was reported on Monday

Some said the boy was a “legend” and “hero”, while others apparently agreed with the Saudi authorities, stating that the behaviour was “immoral”.



A young woman was arrested last month after footage emerged of her wearing a miniskirt and crop top at an archaeological site.


The unnamed woman was detained by Saudi Arabia’s vice and virtue police on charges of wearing “indecent clothing”.