The Most Popular Google Searches of 2017 in the UAE Might Surprise You
There's no doubt 2017 has been quite a year in the United Arab Emirates, with visits from the likes of Justin Bieber and Logan Paul, the release of the iPhone 8 and the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
But, believe it or not, none of those were the most searched termed on Google from the UAE.
The "Indian Premier League" proves that cricket is big business in the country, with the term beating the "iPhone 8", "Ramadan" and even "VAT in the UAE" to be the most queried term. Google looked at the terms that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period of time, compared to last year.
then they broke down the most popular searches from the country by People, Local Events, Sports Events, Shows, Films, News and Local Destinations to help you recap what everyone was talking about over the last 365 days.
"More than a billion-people come to Google Search every day to learn, discover, and find answers. Google's 2017 Year in Search showcases the people, topics, events, and places that captured the world's attention this year," said Joyce Baz, Head of Communications for Google in the Middle East and North Africa. "There are many ways to explore the year through the lens of Google Search — from the launch of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, to the Dubai Fitness Challenge, this year's various results are reflective of what truly captured people's attention over the year. We are happy to see that Google was part of people's everyday lives as they searched for some of the most important moments of the year."
The results might surprise you.