Your Middle East
Last updated: 26 May, 2014

Happy Yemen

We’ve reported on many “Happy” videos from the Middle East but this one from Yemen is slightly different…

In two days the Yemeni version of Pharrell Williams’ song Happy has received more than 140,000 views. Besides the video trend’s ordinary people dancing along the country’s streets the video also shows the many different aspects of Yemeni society, from its beautiful architecture and power cuts to graffiti covering walls and niqab wearing women dancing in the driver’s seat of a car.

“Despite the difficulties our happiness will never cease,” the video concludes.