x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Top 10s: What the UAE searches for on Google

The top 10 terms Google users in the UAE searched for in 2012 according to 2012 Zeitgeist.

Searches

1. Gangnam Style

2. iPad 3

3. Olympics 2012

4. Samsung Galaxy S3

5. The Avengers

6. Skyfall

7. Hurricane Sandy

8. Ramadan television series 2012*

9. Kony 2012

10. The Syrian revolution*

People

1. Whitney Houston

2. Shama Hamdan*

3. Kate Middleton

4. Yusuf Al Qaradawi*

5. Felix Baumgartner*

6. Usain Bolt

7. Karina Kapoor

8. Mohammed Morsi*

9. Adele

10. Ibrahim Al Faki*

TV Shows

1. Omar TV series*

2. Fatema TV series*

3. -04-

4. Ro’ya (Revelation)*

5. Sabah Al Khair (Good Morning)*

6. Hebr Al Oyun (Eyes’ Ink) TV series*

7. The Voice

8. Arab Idol

9. Arabs Got Talent

10. Molhaq Banat (Girls Appendix) TV series*

Athletes

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

2. Roger Federer

3. Kaka

4. David Beckham

5. Lionel Messi

6. Maria Sharapova

7. Rafael Nadal

8. Michael Jordan

9. Michael Schumacher

10. Xavi

Sports teams

1. Barcelona

2. Real Madrid

3. Chelsea

4. AC Milan

5. Arsenal

6. Liverpool

7. Zamalek

8. Manchester United

9. Manchester City

10. Roma

UAE Olympians*

1. Hamdan Al Kamali

2. Omar Abdul Rahman

3. Ahmed Khalil

4. Ahmed Al Maktoum

5. Khaled Issa

6. Khadija Mohammed

7. Mohammed Fawzi

8. Saeed Al Maktoum

9. Rashed Issa

10. Ahmed Ali

Travel destinations*

1. Ain Sukhna

2. Riyadh

3. Istanbul

4. Vienna

5. Seville

6. Frankfurt

7. California

8. Chicago

9. Casablanca

10. Barcelona

Food&Drink*

1. Baklava

2. Liquorice

3. Fettuccine

4. Carob bean

5. Chicken kabsa

6. Aish Al Saraya (sweet dish)

7. Daoud Basha (meatballs)

8. Kofta

9. Baba ghanoush

10. Arugula salad

Fashion Labels

1. Isabel Marant

2. Michael Kors

3. Bershka

4. Ice Watch

5. Nike

6. H&M

7. Forever 21

8. Yves Saint Laurent

9. celine

10. Alexander Wang

* denotes search terms in Arabic. Translation by Acraf El Bahi / The National

For more on Google Zeitgeist 2012 visit: www.google.com/zeitgeist/2012