Google reveals most searched queries in the UAE, Saudi Arabia

Search engine giant produces top 10 lists, showing the most trending queries in Saudi Arabia and the UAE in 2018
Google reveals most searched queries in the UAE, Saudi Arabia
Google has revealed the most popular search queries in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt during 2018. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
By Sam Bridge
Thu 13 Dec 2018 02:49 PM

Google has revealed the most popular search queries in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt during 2018.

The search engine giant has produced top 10 lists for both countries, showing the most trending queries.

In the UAE, the Passport Index was a popular search as the country rose up the global rankings to become the most powerful passport.

The Federal Tax Authority also figured prominently in the year that the UAE introduced VAT and, later, implemented a scheme to allow tourists to claim back VAT on purchases.

In Saudi Arabia, e-commerce giant noon made the top 10 as did Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who was killed in Turkey.

Google said the lists had a few things in common, especially between Egypt and Saudi Arabia where the more traditional songs dominated the top songs list. Football was also a common theme between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, who both competed in this year’s World Cup.

Saudi Arabia

1. The national address
2. Jadara
3. Hulool
4. Jamal Kashoggi
5. Noon
6. Noor system
7. Iqama expiry
8. Weather in Jeddah
9. Rayat
10. Kalam Asfar TV series

UAE

1. World Cup
2. Indian Premier League 2018
3. Sridevi Kapoor
4. Priyanka Chopra
5. Passport Index
6. Fortnite
7. Bitcoin Price
8. Federal Tax Authority
9. Indian currency rate
10. Dubai Frame

Egypt

1. High school results in 2018
2. Liverpool
3. Da’am Masr
4. Nisr Al Sa’eed TV series
5. Local election committees
6. Jamal Kashoggi
7. Prayer times
8. Ramadan 2018
9. Industrial school diploma results
10. Teachers First website

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