Dubai Airport flash mob an internet hit

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

A flash mob at the Dubai Airport
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A flash mob of 55 dancers take the Dubai Airport by storm.
18 Gulf News

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


  • Andrew Gonsalves

    Nov 9, 2011 5:20

    Awesome and cool. Good Job

  • jessie

    Nov 9, 2011 5:13

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

  • colleen smith

    Nov 9, 2011 5:00

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

  • Laurence Rendal Lazala

    Nov 9, 2011 3:46

    This will be a hit on the net, thumbs up

  • Vipin

    Nov 9, 2011 3:26

    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

  • loresh

    Nov 9, 2011 2:55

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

  • Rhonda R

    Nov 9, 2011 2:06

    I love Dubai!

  • Jen

    Nov 9, 2011 1:01

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

  • Mohammed Zaheer OV

    Nov 9, 2011 12:54

    Amazing...only Dubai can do it !

  • Samira

    Nov 9, 2011 12:27

    50,000 hits a sensation? Oooookay.

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