Activities For Dogs In Egypt

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Introduction

To the uninformed individual, Egypt may not come to mind when they are asked to name a dog-friendly country. It would likely surprise this individual, then, to learn that Egypt is one of the most dog-friendly places in the world and has been ever since ancient times. If you've been a resident of Egypt for a long enough time, then you're likely already aware of the various restaurants, parks, and inns that were made with dogs in mind as well as humans. If you don't live in the Black Land but are planning on visiting with your dog by your side, here are a few activities the two of you can try out together.

Pyramid View Inn

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
24 - 72 hrs
Items needed
Dog Leash
Food and Water
waste bags
Activity description
If you've heard of Egypt, then you've no doubt heard of the historic Pyramid of Giza as well as the other structures that make up the Giza pyramid complex. The Pyramid View Inn is a bed and breakfast that provides visitors with a great view of the pyramids for the fairly cheap cost of about $40 per night. Best of all, the Pyramid View Inn welcomes pets at no additional cost! You can visit the Pyramid View Inn during just about any time of year, during any time of weather season, but know this: Egypt can get surprisingly cold despite its typically arid climate.
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Enjoy the view
The rooftop of the Pyramid View Inn will offer you one of the best views of the Giza Pyramid complex as well as the famous Sphinx that sits right in front of the ancient structures. Your dog will be allowed to come with you up to the roof, so long as you keep them on a leash and heeling by your side while the two of you are up there.
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Pyramid View eats
There's a vast array of restaurants near the Pyramid View Inn if you're looking to eat another meal besides breakfast. The types of food available range from authentic Mediterranean dishes to familiar favorites like pizza from Pizza Hut. Most of these restaurants are perfectly fine with you bringing your dog along for a visit, so long as the two of you eat in their patio areas.
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Wadi Degla Protectorate

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 - 2 hrs
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Backpack
First Aid Kit
Water
Walking Stick
Navigational Equipment
waste bags
Activity description
The Wadi Degla Protectorate is a vast area located near Cairo's Maadi district. The Wadi Degla Protectorate has terrain that's perfect for taking your dog for long hikes or walks during the more temperate seasons of the year. It costs virtually nothing to visit the Protectorate, but you should definitely set aside some cash to buy hiking or walking supplies for your trip. Due to the area's large size and terrain, it can be quite easy to get a little mix up while travelling through the Protectorate. Bring a map or a high grade GPS system so that you won't have to worry about losing your way.
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Trek the trail
The protectorate has a number of hiking trails that have been carved out which will each offer yourself and your pet a great workout and view of the protectorate. The protectorate is a very vast area, so it's best to plan out how far you plan on going into the area and for how long you'd like the trip to last.
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Cross the canyons
The rocky areas in the protectorate aren't particularly steep, so you and your dog can walk through these sections of the Wadi Degla without too much care or concern. There are plenty of sloping sections that'll allow you to travel from the top of the canyon to its lowest point within a matter of minutes.
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El Rehab Dog Park

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Sunny Day
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Easy
45 - 60 min
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Leash
Dog Toys
Frisbee
Waste Bags
Activity description
The El Rehab dog park is very close to the German University in Cairo (or the GUC for short.) The El Rehab park is open to the public and encourages people and animals of all kinds to meet and mingle with one another. The El Rehab has plenty of space to play fetch and frisbee with your dog as well as practice a number of obedience training concepts at your leisure. While the El Rehab may not be as big some dog parks, it definitely has a lot of charm to it and is an overall great place to meet other pet parents and their dogs.
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Fun and games
Basically any of the games that you would typically play with your dog at your local dog park, you will be able to play at the El Rehab. Bring your frisbees, your tennis balls, any of the stuff you'd usually bring along to park. If you weren't able to take all of that with you if you travelled to Egypt, you'll be able to get for cheap at a nearby store.
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Mix and mingle
There are going to be plenty of other dogs and pet parents at the El Rehab, as the area is very open and easily accessible. Don't be shy and keep to yourself; walk your dog over to the others, introduce yourselves, and try to set up an impromptu play session if you can. Monitor your dog at all times as they interact with their new buddies.
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Qahwa Khan

This humble cafe is also located in Maadi and welcomes visitors to bring their dogs in for a visit. One of Qahwa Khan's stand out features is the luscious garden where visitors can go to get some peace and quiet. Qahwa Khan is a very low key joint, so this is definitely the place to be if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of average city life.

Road 9

Road 9 in the Maadi district of South Cairo is a known tourist hotspot due to the wealth of interesting things to do, sights to see, and places to visit out in that area. Dog lovers will likely be elated to know that road 9 also has plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and stores in the vicinity.

Conclusion

There's quite a lot to do with a dog in Egypt, so definitely bring your pet along the next time you think about visiting. Egypt is a very historically significant land to many cultures and religions around the world, so definitely expect to see people from all walks of life visiting the Black Land. There are also a number of animal species that are practically synonymous with Egypt that you and your dog will likely encounter during a visit, so be prepared to meet creatures like jackals and Pharaoh dogs during your stay. Lastly, Egypt has a very arid climate necessitating the need to bring plenty of sunscreen and water.