The “penguin dance” has become an Internet phenomenon in Saudi Arabia. Saudis post videos of themselves on diffrent social media platform, often dancing in traditional garb.
The trend offers a peek into the lighter side of life in this very private kingdom. A deeper dig found that the penguin dance was circulating around the Internet four years ago and has been celebrated from Turkey to Romania. A video on YouTube of a Saudi man and his daughter dancing the Penguin Dance reached more than 1 million viewers.
Last fall, a very different kind of video got international attention for Saudi Arabia, when women taped themselves defying the country’s ban on female drivers.