Google’s Top UAE Searches of 2009: Gitex, Twitter, FlyDubai, Star Academy

google_fullGoogle announced its annual Zeitgeist, a look at 2009 through the collective eyes of the world on the web. The 2009 Year-End Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year’s major events and hottest trends based on global searches, as well as searches conducted in UAE.

2009 has been an interesting year for the UAE and people are looking to Google for access to information. Here are some of the fastest rising results this year in the UAE.

UAE Fastest Rising Queries

  • Tribal wars game
  • Gitex 2009
  • netLog
  • FlyDubai
  • blackberry
  • Ramadan 2009
  • Twitter
  • Star academy 6
  • Etihad airways booking
  • Kingfisher airlines booking

UAE Fastest Rising News Search

  • Nadya-Suleman
  • Slumdog-millionaire
  • Fattah Al Islam
  • Eritrea
  • Afghanistan
  • India elections 2009
  • Tamil Nadu election
  • Swine Flu
  • VAT Fraud
  • Oscar Winners 2009

UAE Fastest Rising – What Is….

  • What is Twitter
  • What is Facebook
  • What is love
  • What is spam
  • What is recession
  • What is life
  • What is GDP
  • What is 3G
  • What is autism
  • What is ISO

These are just a sample of a few of the lists generated for the UAE – to find out more about the top restaurants serached for and most popular universities take a look at the global site: google.com/zeitgeist2009

In addition to telling us what people are curious about in UAE, Google Zeitgeist tools also offer insight into which topics were of interest across the globe. Top search terms from over fifty countries appear on our Google

eitgeist webpage, google.com/zeitgeist2009 — from political candidates in South Africa, to news searches in the United Arab Emirates, to electronic brand searches in Hong Kong.

This year’s global fastest rising searches show interest across pop culture (with the King of Pop at the helm, followed by searches for movie New Moon and singer Lady Gaga), social networking sites and new technologies such as Windows 7 and Torpedo Gratis.

Global Fastest Rising Queries

  • Michael Jackson
  • Facebook
  • Tuenti
  • Twitter
  • Sanalika
  • New moon
  • Lady Gaga
  • Windows 7
  • Dantri.com.vn
  • Torpedo Gratis

Zeitgeist tools also offer insight into which topics were of interest across the globe. Top search terms from over fifty countries appear on our GoogleGoogle

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Zeitgeist webpage, google.com/zeitgeist2009 — from political candidates in South Africa, to news searches in the United Arab Emirates, to electronic brand searches in Hong Kong.

This year’s global fastest rising searches show interest across pop culture (with the King of Pop at the helm, followed by searches for movie New Moon and singer Lady Gaga), social networking sites and new technologies such as Windows 7 and Torpedo Gratis.

Global Fastest Rising Queries
Michael Jackson
Facebook
Tuenti
Twitter
Sanalika
New moon
Lady Gaga
Windows 7
Dantri.com.vn
Torpedo Gratis

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded interactiveME.com and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), Bayt.com (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.