Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Puffing Shisha

Dubai holidays are full of adventures. There is so much at Dubai which you will rarely come across at any other place in the world. Arabic culture cannot be separated from shisha. Touring Dubai without puffing it will be an incomplete experience of Arabic life.

Shisha is an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water. It is a famous pass time of the Arabs. You will come across shisha almost in every direction in Dubai. You will repeatedly see people in their free time sitting at the street side cafĂ©, chatting with friends and leisurely smoking their shisha. It is familiar with the name ‘hubble bubble’. The tobacco for this is prepared in a specific way. It is soaked in fruits’ peel then is placed in the bowl which is at top of the pipe structure. An aluminum foil covers the bowl and small charcoal pieces are then placed on the foil, which is punctured using a pin for heating the tobacco gently. Smooth, sweet-smelling vapour is filtered through the base containing water, when smoked using the hose. It is found in many flavours, the most popular one is the apple flavour. Other flavours are pineapple, strawberry, apricot, grape, rose, coconut, vanilla and mint. Desert Safari Dubai will serve you shisha frequently during your tour. This smoking session can last from 30 minutes up to an hour.

Our Dubai travel services aim to give you all the experiences of Arabic life. So we provide every little thing that Arabic culture is known for.

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