Skip to main content

Young Egyptians go online to seek man's best friend

The traditional Friday market for dogs is being supplanted because young Egyptians are going on Facebook to get their canine friends.
Read in 

CAIRO — In recent years, dozens of Facebook pages and groups have become vehicles for selling and buying dogs and puppies in Egypt.

Facebook groups such as Dog Market Friday Market with around 126,000 members, Dog Market with 93,000 members, Dogs for Sale in Egypt with 74,000 members and other pages have been gaining increasing popularity. These online sites provide an alternative to the overcrowded weekly Friday market held in Sayeda Aisha in Cairo, which long has been a popular place for dog buyers and sellers who come from all parts of Egypt.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.