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Google reveals UAE’s top searches of 2018


DUBAI – What did UAE residents search for on the internet in 2018? Search engine Google revealed the top topics that dominated this year’s searches on Google.

1. World Cup

The beautiful game claimed the top spot as most searched topic on Google in 2018. The tournament was held in Russia and saw France win over Croatia in a nail-biting match.

2. Indian Premier League

Cricket-mad UAE residents searched Google for topics about the Indian Premier League.

3. Sridevi Kapoor

The late Indian actress dried from accidental drowning in the bathtub of her hotel room at Emirates Towers in Dubai this February. The shocking news of her death at the age of 54 sparked a flurry of searches on Google.

4. Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra has been making headlines all year with her successful foray into Hollywood, and a smashing Indian wedding to US pop star Nick Jonas.

5. Passport Index

When news broke that the Emirati passport has become the worlds most powerful passport, there were a lot of Google searches for the Passport Index, which compiled the rankings.

Most searched movie

Black Panther

Most searched public figure

Meghan Markle

Most searched currency


Most searched term

Federal Tax Authority


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