Google doodle for the Arab world

For several years, the editors of the world’s more popular web site change the Google logo, for a few hours, to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries that they consider outstanding events. The original designs which fuse the Google letters with drawings or allegories concerning the event, are called Doodles.

Some of these designs are seen worldwide, but there are many that can only be seen in certain countries. So I made a collection of Doodles that have been seen only in the Arab countries and Islamic countries of the Middle East. I also added numerous Doodles made for the Turkish version of Google, and some related to international events with special significance in the Arab world, as the Day of the Francophile and Africa Day.

Check the complete and updated list of Google doodle for the Arab World at the website Interpretant el món àrab i l’islam: http://blocs.mesvilaweb.cat/node/view/id/220321

MOST ARAB COUNTRIES HAVE SEEN THE FIRST NINE

Umm Kulthum’s Birthday. 4 May 2010

Ahmad Shawqi’s Birthday. 16 October 2010

Khalil Gibran’s Birthday. 6 January 2011

Birthday of Ibn Khaldun. 27 May 2011

Nazik Al Malaika’s Birthday. 23 August 2011

May Ziade’s 126th Birthday. 11 February 2011

Ismail Yasin’s 96th Birthday. 15 September 2011

Ibn Battuta’s 708th Birthday. 25 February 2012

Mohammed Abdel Wahab’s 110th Birthday. 13 de març 2012


ONLY IN KUWAIT

Kuwait National Day 2010. 25 February 2010

Kuwait National Day 2011. 25 February 2011

Kuwait National Day 2012. 25 February 2012


ONLY IN THE UAE

United Arab Emirates National Day 2008. 2 December 2008

UAE National Day 2009. 2 December 2009

UAE National Day 2010. 2 December 2010

UAE National Day 2011. 2 December 2011


ONLY IN BAHRAIN

Bahrain National Day 2011. 16 December 2011


ONLY IN SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia National Day 2009. 23 September 2009

Saudi Arabia National Day 2010. 23 September 2010

Saudi Arabia National Day 2011. 23 September 2011

World Cup Saudi Arabia 2006. 9 juny 2006


ONLY IN QATAR

World Cup 2022 – Qatar. 3 December 2010


ONLY IN JORDAN

Jordan National Day 2009. 25 May 2009

Jordan National Day 2010. 25 May 2010

Jordan Independence Day 2011. 25 May 2011


ONLY IN LEBANON

Lebanon Independence Day 2010. 22 November 2010

Lebanon Independence Day 2011. 22 November 2011


ONLY IN EGYPT

Egyptian Elections 2011. 28 November 2011

Sayed Darwish’s Birthday. 17 March 2011

Birthday of Taha Hussein. 14 November 2010

Naguib Mahfouz’s Birthday. 11 December 2009

Doodle 4 Google Egipte 2009. 3 d’April 2009


ONLY IN MOROCCO

Morocco Independence Day 2008. 18 November 2008

Morocco Independence Day 2010. 18 November 2010

Morocco Independence Day 2011. 18 November 2011


ONLY IN ALGERIA

Algeria Independence Day 2009. 5 July 2009


ONLY IN TUNIS

Tunisia National Day 2012. 20 March 2012

World Cup Tunisia 2006. 9 June 2006

Tunisia Elections 2011. 23 October 2011


ONLY IN PAKISTAN

Pakistan Independence Day 2011. 14 d’agost 2011


SEEN IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES

Persian New Year 2004. 20 March 2004

Persian New Year 2005. 20 March 2005

Persian New Year 2006. 20 March 2006

Persian New Year 2007. 21 March 2007

Persian New Year 2008. 19 March 2008

Persian New Year 2009. 20 March 2009

Persian New Year 2010. 20 March 2010

Persian New Year 2011. 21 March 2011

Persian New Year 2012. 20 March 2012

First Day of School 2010. 1 September 2010

Africa Day 2011. 25 May 2011

International Day of the Francophile 2004. 19 May 2004

Mother’s Day 2008 – MENA. 20 march 2008

Doodle 4 Google 2010 – UAE Winner. 14 June 2010


ONLY IN TURKEY

Turkish Republic Day 2007. 29 October 2007

Turkey National Day 2008. 29 October 2008

Turkish National Day 2010. 29 October 2010

Turkish National Day 2011. 29 October 2011

Children’s Day 2007. 22 April 2007

Children’s Day 2009. 22 April 2009

National Sovereignty and Children’s Day 2010. 23 April 2010

National Sovereignty and Children’s Day 2011. 23 April 2011

National Sovereignty and Children’s Day 2012. 23 April 2012

Doodle 4 Google 2008 – Turkey by Aytuğ Fidan. 23 April 2008

Turkish Oil Wrestling 2008. 3 July 2008

Nasreddin Hodja Festival 2008. 8 July 2008

Rumi’s Birthday. 30 September 2008

Sabiha Gökçen’s Birthday. 22 March 2009

Mimar Sinan’s Birthday. 15 April 2009

First Day of School 2009 – Greece & Turkey. 11 September 2009

Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture. 15 January 2010

Cahit Arf’s 100th Birthday. 11 October 2010

Mehmet Akif Ersoy’s Birthday. 20 de December 2010

400th Birthday of Evliya Çelebi. 25 March 2011

Cabotage and Turkish Maritime Festival. 1 July 2011

Turkish Elections 2011. 12 June 2012

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s