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What’s the UAE been Googling?


Annual list reveals most interesting searches, people, events and athletes in 2013.

December 18, 2013 12:05 by

‘Ramadan 2013’, ‘Earthquake Dubai’ and ‘Justin Bieber’ are just some of the events, incidents and names that we’ve been ‘Googling’ in 2013, according to the search engine giant’s year-end Zeitgeist.

Google’s annual list, which looks at the year through the collective eyes of the world on the web, reveals 2013’s biggest events, hottest trends and most ‘Googled’ people based on searches conducted in the UAE.

According to the company, this year’s trending searches for queries and people reveal growing interest in technology brands and viral phenomenon on the web.

The trending lists for the UAE highlight a dominating interest in annual events, such as Ramadan, Eid and Diwali and their derivatives. The majority of trending individuals for the UAE for 2013 were global personas from across the world, with regional and local personalities making the top ten.

Here are the top searches in the UAE:

Top trend

1. Ramadan 2013
2. iPhone 5S
3. Samsung Galaxy S4
4. Gangnam Style
5. Diwali 2013
6. Earthquake Dubai
7. Eid 2013
8. Iron Man 3
9. Ramadan Series 2013
10. Harlem Shake

Top trending people

1. Paul Walker
2. Mohammed Assaf
3. Jennifer Lawrence
4. Justin Bieber
5. Bassem Youssef
6. Nelson Mandela
7. Priyanka Chopra
8. Pope Francis
9. Ali Mabkhout
10. Hugo Chávez

Most searched movies

1. Iron Man 3
2. Man of Steel
3. Oblivion
4. Evil Dead
5. The Croods
6. Pain and Gain
7. Zero Dark Thirty
8. Monsters University
9. Warm Bodies
10. Jack the Giant Slayer

Most searched actors, actresses or famous personalities

1. Justin Bieber
2. Rihanna
3. Kim Kardashian
4. Katy Perry
5. Angelina Jolie
6. Beyoncé
7. Lady Gaga
8. Shakira
9. Adele
10. Madonna

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