In its 16th annual Year in Search, Google announced the year’s top trends based on searches conducted using the Google search engine in the UAE.

The results showed high interest in sports events, especially UEFA Euro 2016. Events such as Brexit and Oscars 2016 were the most trending, followed by Eid Al Adha and the Fly Dubai Crash.

Donald Trump, Indian actress Pratyusha Banerjee, Qandeel Baloch are among the most searched people in 2016.

Joyce Baz, Head of Communications at Google, Middle East and North Africa said:

“We always look forward to this part of the year where we share how the world searched for 2016. Year in Search is a look back at what caught the attention and curiosity of our users in the Middle East and North Africa over the past 12 months and as always, the results are diverse in the UAE,” Khaleej Times reports.

These are the most trending search queries in the UAE in 2016:

Searches

Euro 2016

Euro 2016
Pokemon Go
Rio Olympics
Donald Trump
Ramadan
T20 World Cup 2016
iPhone SE
Suicide Squad
Eid al Adha
Why is there a leap day?

 

People

Donald Trump
Pratyusha Banerjee
Qandeel Baloch
Nizar Qabbani
Muhammad Ali
Prince
Christina Grimmie
Alan Rickman
David Bowie
Hillary Clinton

Events

Brexit
Oscars 2016
Eid Al Adha 2016
Fly Dubai crash
Gitex 2016
Holi 2016
Panama Papers
Dubai Canal opening
Chinese New Year 2016
Pakistan vs England cricket match

Movies

Suicide Squad
Deadpool
Sultan
The Revenant
Captain America Civil War
Batman vs Superman
Conjuring 2
Pulimurugan
Rustom
Finding Dory

Songs

Love yourself
Barbes (Arabic song)
Panda
Closer
One Dance
Hali Hali (Arabic song)
One Call Away
7 years
Photograph
Hola (by Joey Montana)

Destinations in the UAE

IMG World
Legoland Dubai
Dubai Opera
Cirque du Soleil Dubai
Dubai Garden Glow
The Green Planet
Outlet Village Dubai
F1 Abu Dhabi 2016
Last Exit Dubai
Global Village

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