Burj Khalifa among top Google searches

Latest Google search data reveal popular search patterns

Google today announced its annual 2010 Zeitgeist, a unique perspective on the year's major events and hottest trends based on global searches, as well as searches conducted in the UAE.

The fastest rising search term in the UAE was the Burj Khalifa mirroring the launch of the world’s tallest building. Social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube continue to gain popularity and websites that provide free SMS services and VOIP fared well.

Fastest Rising Search Terms in the UAE

1.            burj khalifa

2.            ترتوب

3.            world cup 2010

4.            hotmail sign in

5.            emirates nbd

6.            fantage

7.            قيمزر

8.            gmail login

9.            youtube video

10.           facebook login

Commenting on the UAE Zeitgeist, Ari Kesisoglu, Regional Manager, Middle East North Africa, said: “The UAE results show that more users are using the Internet to obtain information that is relevant to them such as utility pill payment through DEWA bill and online banking. Searches for online services are on the uptake which underpins the need for businesses to be online catering to their customer requirements.”

Interest in personalities saw teen-sensation Justin Bieber top searches in the UAE closely followed by Shakira and Lady Gaga. Placed fourth and fifth respectively were Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The top search on social network sites was Facebook.

Fastest Rising People Searches in the UAE

1.            justin bieber

2.            shakira

3.            lady gaga

4.            salman khan

5.            katrina kaif

6.            حسين الجسمي

7.            kim kardashian

8.            miley cyrus

9.            manny pacquiao

10.          michael jackson


Most Popular ‘Discovery’ Searches in the UAE

1.            what is love

2.            what is life

3.            wikipedia

4.            what is internet

5.            dictionary

6.            translate

7.            what is the weather

8.            what is marketing

9.            what is accounting

10.          what is 3g

In addition to telling us what people are curious about in the UAE, Google Zeitgeist tools also offer insight into which topics were of interest across the globe.

Fastest rising social network in the UAE

1.            facebook english

2.            hotmail

3.            sms markaz

4.            youtube video

5.            picnik

6.            yahoo messenger

7.            facebook arabic

8.            gmail

9.            skype

10.           way2sms

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