Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance. In an origin's version, the dance originated from the slaves working in sugar beet fields. These slaves were connected to one another by a chain strapped to their ankles and had to walk in such a manner as to drag one leg. Although the tempo of the music may be frenetic, the upper body is kept majestic and turns are slow, typically four beats/steps per complete turn.
No wonder Merengue has become so popular in Dubai - when its music starts to play no one can sit still - you just have to get up and dance!