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Dubai Airport flash mob an internet hit

Flash mob at Dubai Airport is latest web sensation with more than 50,000 hits on YouTube

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 19:23 November 8, 2011
  • Gulf News

A flash mob at the Dubai Airport
  • Image Credit: YouTube.com
  • A flash mob of 55 dancers take the Dubai Airport by storm.

Dubai: A flash mob at Dubai Airport has become an internet sensation, clocking up more than 50,000 hits on YouTube.com since Saturday.

The event, which included 55 dancers and took weeks to arrange, took place in the shopping area of Dubai Duty Free, and was organised by the airport to promote the new DXB Connect Card, a pre-paid card designed for airport passengers.
 


Scott Marshall, from Diverse Choreography, said he was overwhelmed by the popularity of the event on the web.

"To be honest the flash mob thing has been done quite a lot and they have been popular, but I think what went down really well was using the uniforms of the airport workers," he said. "That made it a little bit different because everyone was in staff uniforms."

"Everyone said it was one of the best they've seen in Dubai, which is great. We're all pretty happy with it."

Marshall said that all of those involved in the event were already on the books of the company.

"We do a lot of events so we have a very big pool of performers."

The response on video-sharing website Youtube.com was positive on Monday, with one viewer commenting: "Fantastic! In a world with so much sadness, this puts a lot of smiles on a lot of faces."

Comments (18)

  1. Added 17:20 November 9, 2011

    Awesome and cool. Good Job

    Andrew Gonsalves, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 17:13 November 9, 2011

    Internet sensation with 50k hits? you use the word sensation loosely.

    jessie, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 17:00 November 9, 2011

    its was amazing....am just watch on it through my laptop and then it makes me move to dance ...its lovely indeed....well done guys, excellent

    colleen smith, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 15:46 November 9, 2011

    This will be a hit on the net, thumbs up

    Laurence Rendal Lazala, Cebu , Philippines

  5. Added 15:26 November 9, 2011

    DUBAI Rockkkkkkss!!!!! Love Dubai for such spectacular show. Unbelievably super performance. Keep it up and more to come. Thanks to MJ..the father of creativity of Mob Dancing. Thanks Gulf News to bring to my notice. Dubai can Doooo All.... Cheers

    Vipin, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 14:55 November 9, 2011

    it was a great success but i if i was there i would join the dance too sice we like to entertain people...........Lol.

    loresh, dubai, Sri Lanka

  7. Added 14:06 November 9, 2011

    I love Dubai!

    Rhonda R, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 13:01 November 9, 2011

    Events are really suprising! Travellers don't really expect to see the amazing performance and you see them happy :)

    Jen, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 12:54 November 9, 2011

    Amazing...only Dubai can do it !

    Mohammed Zaheer OV, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 12:27 November 9, 2011

    50,000 hits a sensation? Oooookay.

    Samira, UAQ, United Arab Emirates

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