Saudi women enjoy Tamer Hosny's concert despite being BANNED from dancing

Saudi women enjoyed a pop concert last night with plenty of selfies being taken in the crowd - but sadly none of them were able to dance as they were banned from doing so by the authorities.

Last month the authorities were widely mocked for selling tickets to Egyptian pop sensation Tamer Hosny's concert in Jeddah with a written instruction that dancing is 'strictly prohibited'.

Concert-goers were also told that women and men would be seated in different areas of the arena.

These two women took a selfie together at the concert by Egyptian pop sensation Tamer Hosny in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

These two women took a selfie together at the concert by Egyptian pop sensation Tamer Hosny in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Concert-goers were split by gender in the arena for the gig which sold out within two hours (pictured: the female seating area)

Concert-goers were split by gender in the arena for the gig which sold out within two hours (pictured: the female seating area)

The Saudi authorities were widely mocked on social media for selling tickets with a written instruction that dancing is 'strictly prohibited'. Here, a woman records the concern from her seat

The Saudi authorities were widely mocked on social media for selling tickets with a written instruction that dancing is 'strictly prohibited'. Here, a woman records the concern from her seat

One Twitter user joked: 'Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts. 

'The corridors and seats will be equipped with sway detectors. Anyone who thinks about swaying will be kicked out.'

Despite this, the widely-anticipated show sold out within two hours and the 6,000 concert-goers looked like they were having a great time.

At one point in the gig, Mr Hosny even asked the audience to turn on their mobile phone flashlights so he could film the moment to share with the world.  

The gig last night was Mr Hosny's first concert in the Kingdom. As the audience chanted his name, he said: 'It feels like I’m singing for the first time. I’ll wake up from this dream now'

The gig last night was Mr Hosny's first concert in the Kingdom. As the audience chanted his name, he said: 'It feels like I’m singing for the first time. I’ll wake up from this dream now'

Despite the strict rules against dancing, attendees looked like they were having a great time as they raised their hands in the air during the gig

Despite the strict rules against dancing, attendees looked like they were

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