Facebook Statistics for Middle East and North Africa

How many times do you check Facebook on your mobile per day?  3 times? 5 times?

The average number in MENA is 18 times per day! Facebook shared in September 2014 at an event I attended detailed insight on activity of users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. Those of particular interest can be found below:

Average user has 27 Mobile Apps on their phones.

66% of app users open Mobile Apps between only 1 and 10 times.

45 minutes per day in MENA are spent on Facebook.

We check Facebook 18 times (!) per day on our mobile.

Moreover, you can now target people who viewed 95% of your video. This means users like you and your content.  Moreover, they have implemented better video preview images as well as in-stream silent auto-play (which I am sure you have seen by now)

On a separate note, I want to invite you to join the Meetup group I recently created: UAE Social Media Enthusiasts. The upcoming event is a small get together on September 15th to discuss “Social Media Trends – Fashion and Retail”. I hope to see you there.


  • Roger Reply

    Very interesting statistics. It shows the importance of businesses to build mobile friendly websites. What is happening on Facebook can be easily projected on websites. Visitors who will enter a website from their mobiles will directly bounce off if the site is not optimized to mobiles and tablets. But this is not the only reason why a responsive web design should be used by businesses.

  • CD Reply

    Why are there no social media share buttons on your blog, Ayman?

    • Ayman Reply

      valid point! I removed them in an attempt to de-clutter the interface and paid more attention to the metatags to make sure that the link of the blog when posted in a Social Media network displays nicely and correctly in terms of title, body, and preview image.

      I’m curious, were you going to share it and no longer did as the buttons weren’t there?

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