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Revealed: Top 2015 Google search queries in UAE

Revealed: Top 2015 Google search queries in UAE

Apple’s iPhone 6s, cricket tournament the Indian Premier League and movie Fast and Furious 7 were the top trending searches this year

Internet users in the United Arab Emirates searched for a variety of topics ranging from phone launches, movie releases and sporting events in 2015, according to Google’s annual year in search report.

Some of the most searched terms in the UAE were the iPhone 6s, the Indian Premier League cricket tournament and Hollywood movie Fast and Furious 7. The results are not dissimilar from last year when the World Cup, iPhone and Malaysian Airlines trended.

Late Dubai royal family member Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum was the only personality among the most searched terms.

Google also released separate lists of trending people, current events, local brands, movies and music in the UAE.

The top trending current events in the UAE were Sheikh Rashid’s death, the earthquake in Nepal, the shooting in Paris and the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January this year. Some of the trending personalities in the UAE this year were Sheikh Rashid, Fiilpina child actress Andrea Brillantes, former professional basketball player Lamar Odom and former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Banks and government services dominated the list of trending local brands, the report showed. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Souq.com, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Air Arabia were the most searched local brands.

Globally some of the most trending searches were Lamar Odom, Charlie Hebdo attacks and multiplayer game Agario.

UAE’s Top Trending Queries in 2015:

1. iPhone 6s

2. Indian Premier League

3. Fast and The Furious 7

4. Ramadan

5. Agario

6. Jurassic World

7. Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

8. شبيه الريح (Comedy show on Abu Dhabi TV)

9. رامز واكل الجو (Hidden camera show on MBC)

10. Copa America

Video: Google’s Year in Search 2015

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