Shisha smoking is very popular here in the UAE. Most of the cafés, restaurants and hotels cater it. Few months ago, I've mentioned in one of my posts that I will try the arabic shisha though I really hate smoking. I did! Argghhhh!...I didn't like it! Aside from the fact that hookah smoking is the same as cigarette smoking or even worst, I cannot stand the scent of it albeit of the different flavors.
While surfing the net, I found these information from the website of Mayo Clinic. As a health care provider, I know the effects of smoking in general, but for the purpose of experiencing what is it like smoking using the arabic shisha, I tried it and I am discouraging you to try it as well.
By the way, I bought the shisha from a store in Khalifa Street (I'd rather not mention the name of the store).Photos shown above were taken from the said store. Thanks to the salesman for allowing me to photograph some of the shishas currently on display.
If you'd like to read more about the shisha, click here.
Word of the day: dukhan is the arabic word for smoke (am not sure whether dukhan is appropriate for the act of smoking). Have a great weekend. Salaam!