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Google 2021 Year In Search: From Mars, And Zakat To Mangoes In Egypt

Google is an essential part of our daily life; there’s not a day pass by where we don’t use google, whether out of necessity or just curiosity. People literally run to google whenever they have a question, and whatever that question is, Google most of the time has the answer.

Google also keeps track of all the most searched questions so people can easily know what happened over the entire year. 

Just like every year, Google has released its 2021 list of top trended searches; this list is a great source for anyone who is trying to understand what people had in mind when it came to events, things, people, and questions over the whole year of 2021. 


The Continuity Of Enhancing Google’s Search

In order to get the right answer from Google, it has to understand the question well. 

The search is the first product of Google and it remains its greatest moonshot, this is why the platform always makes sure to enhance it and continue to innovate not only in solutions for new challenges but also to make it even better. 

Google always works to improve the search to be able to fully understand the questions even in different languages especially Arabic. 


MUM: New AI Technology That Google Developed

Multitask Unified Model has helped Google to understand the queries better. 

In June, Google announced its new technology Multitask Unified Model (MUM) to help Google search help you when the answer to your query is not very simple, which helped the platform achieve a milestone in artificial intelligence. 

The first language to have MUM applied to is Arabic. It helped millions of people find answers to their vaccine-related questions. 


Better Understanding of The Arabic Language

Millions of Arab speakers have used Google search this year. 

As we mentioned earlier, Google has to understand the question so it can give you the answer you need. 2021 witnessed millions of Arabs asking Google a wide range of things. Google team has stated that this year there was a huge improvement in the ability to understand the Arabic queries thanks to the new technology Multitask Unified Model. 


Year In Search: A variety of Interests

People had a variety of interests this year. 

Also, 2021 witnessed breakout searches, which are queries that received the highest volume of searches within a limited time since 2011 (or trended the most). 

This year in Saudi Arabia around Ramadan, people have searched for the word ‘Zakat’ so many times that it was trending at an all-time high since 2011 since they were trying to give back to their communities in this holy month. 

In Egypt, the word ‘Mangoes’ trended more than ever after a heatwave that destroyed some of the fruit’s crops. In fact, the news went viral all over social media and many Egyptians complained of the lack of mangos last summer. 

As for the United Arab Emirates, the word ‘Mars’ jumped to the top of trending charts as the first Arab-led space mission made its way into orbit around the planet Mars. 


Here are the top trends in Egypt 

Google has categorized them into 3 categories, General, Top Personalities, and TV Shows. 


TV Shows

  1. Nasl Al Aghrab
  2. Al Ikhtiyar 2
  3. Mlook Al Gadana
  4. Musa
  5. Lulu
  6. Squid Game
  7. Ramez Aalo Taar
  8. Al Nemr
  9. Laeba Newton
  10. Khali Balak min Zizi


Top Personalities

  1. Pasant Shawki
  2. Percy Tao
  3. Dina Dash
  4. Omar Marmoush
  5. Wael Al Ibrashi
  6. Carlos Queiroz
  7. Hisham Ashour
  8. Mostafa Mohamad
  9. Hala Shiha
  10. Mohamed Farrag



  1. Al Ahly
  2. High School Results
  3. Corona Vaccine Registration
  4. Sherihan
  5. Summer Olympics
  6. Plural of milk
  7. Palestine flag
  8. Chinese rocket
  9. Renaissance Dam
  10. Samir Ghanem





The United Arab Emirates’s Top Searches

Here are what people searched for in the UAE.




  1. India vs England
  2. Euro Cup
  3. Ramadan 2021
  4. Tropical Cyclone Shaheen
  5. Expo 2020
  6. iPhone 13
  7. Alef 
  8. Squid Game
  9. Olympics 2021
  10. Hope Mission
Destinations & Events 


  1. Expo 
  2. Global Village 
  3. al baik
  4. gitex 2021
  5. Dubai airshow 2021
How-to questions 


  1. how to check visa status
  2. how to change mobile number in emirates id
  3. how to calculate gratuity in UAE
  4. how to pronounce
  5. how to recall an email in outlook
  6. how to check individual police fine
  7. how to solve a Rubik’s cube
  8. how to register for a covid vaccine in Dubai
  9. how to lower blood pressure


KSA’s Top Searches

A look into what people in KSA searched for.

Top Sports Queries 

  1. Al Hilal 
  2. Al Nasr 
  3. AFC League 
  4. Real Madrid 
  5. Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia) 
  6. Al Ittihad 
  7. Al Hilal vs Al Nasr 
  8. Spanish league rank
  9. Adel Al Tawirji
Events and destinations 

  1. Riyadh Season 
  2. National Day 91 
  3. Hour of Code 
  4. Saudi International Falcon Hunting & Exhibition
  5. Haramain High-Speed Railway
  6. Mrsool Park
  7. Ramadan 2021
  8. Riyadh Book Fair 
  9. India vs England 
  10. Saudi League 
TV Shows 

  1. Madrasati 
  2. Saudi League ranking 
  3. Al Hilal 
  4. Rashash (TV Show) 
  5. iPhone 12
  6. Riyadh Season 
  7. Paralympics 
  8. Vox Cinema 
  9. Manga
  10. Palestine



What Other Countries Searched For

Here is what Palestine, Iraq, Syria, and Aleria searched for. 



  1. Eschool 
  2. Barcelona 
  3. Corona test 
  4. Visit Jordan 
  5. Al Rawabi School for Girls
  6. Central Elections Commission
  7. Abu Obeida
  8. Zuheir Ramadan 
  9. Al Heiba Jabal 
  10. Palestine flag

  1. Newton Platform 
  2. La Liga Lists 
  3. Iraq v South Korea 
  4. Summer Olympics 
  5. Raghd Saddam Hussein
  6. Paralympics  
  7. TikTok
  8. Squid Game 
  9. Virus (TV Show) 
  10. National card registration

  1. Real Madrid 
  2. Ninth-grade results 
  3. Al Haiba Jabal 
  4. Zuhair Ramadan
  5. Ramadan TV Shows 
  6. Background images 
  7. Sabah Fakhri 
  8. Eid Al Adha 
  9. Sad songs 
  10. Syria at Expo

  1. Today’s games 
  2. Al Awal
  3. Primary Education Results
  4. Algeria v Burkina Faso 
  5. Squid’s Game 
  6. Children’s Day 
  7. First Day of School 
  8. Palestine 
  9. Royland Garros 
  10. Olympics 


What about you? Did you search for the same thing? Or did you have something different in mind?

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