TV host, actor and Saudi national Abdallahh Al Shahani, was performing the dance move, involving a person to tuck their head into the crook of their arm.
Dabbing is stircly prohibated in Saudi Arabia, the country where authorities consider it as a narcotics culture.
A video of Mr Al Shahani’s dab became popular on social media and thousands have tweeted about the incident.
But some defended the dab.
“I’m sure it was an accident, because I personally know this man and his morals, and he has apologised and shown people that he wasn’t aware of the meaning of the move,” said TV presenter @Kemmooalharbi.
“This was just a spontaneous move, he has since apologised to the country’s people and government and you’re still holding it against him?” said @TDouHKejhaQbxdu.
While @asdasd550909800 suggested: “It’s clear that he didn’t even know what the move means”.
TBH dabbing should benned everywhere, its so annoying!
Me when someone dabs