In its 16th annual Year in Search, Google announced the top trends from 2016 based on searches conducted using the Google search engine in the UAE.

The results showed high interest in sports events, especially the UEFA Euro 2016. Events such as Brexit and the Oscars 2016 were the most trending, followed by Eid Al-Adha and the FlyDubai crash.

Donald Trump, actress Pratyusha Banerjee and boxing legend Muhammad Ali were among the most searched people in 2016.

These were the most trending search queries in the UAE in 2016:

Source: Google Trends