bdallah Al Shahani, a Saudi Arabian singer, has been arrested for “dabbing” during a live performance in south-west Saudi Arabia. Shahani got into trouble when he did the dab at a music festival in the city of Taif at the weekend.

Dabbing is banned in Saudi Arabia where authorities consider it a reference to drug culture. A video of Mr Al Shahani’s dab became popular on social media and thousands have tweeted about the incident.

The singer apologised on Twitter on Tuesday writing, “I apologise to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology.”