One of the main features and traits that separate human beings from other animals is pleasure seeking and fondness for leisure activities. Not many animal species can afford leisure time in the constant struggle for food and survival, and it is only us humans with our advanced brains and stage of development who have the pleasure of leisure and also the constant need to find pleasurable activities to spend the moments.
And from ages, people from all cultures around the world have indulged in such pleasurable activities like drinking teas or wines, chewing coca leaves or tobacco. The use of Hookah originated during the reign of the Safavid dynasty in Persia and spread through Eastern Asia to other parts of the world. Hookahs are water pipes or instruments used for vaporizing and smoking flavoured tobacco. They are either single or multi-stemmed instruments in which the vapour or smoke is passed through a water basin. The word hookah is a derivative of the Arabic word "huqqa," and Shisha refers to the tobacco that is smoked in it. The Shisha is created by marinating cuts of tobacco in a multitude of flavoured molasses which include apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut and watermelon among others.
The tobacco is then placed above the water and covered by pierced foil with hot coals placed on top, and the smoke is drawn through the cold water to cool and filter it. Europeans first came across the Hookah during the colonial rule. The widespread use of the Indian word "hookah" in the English language is a result of the British Raj, the British dominion of India when large numbers of expatriate Britons first sampled the hookah.
Smoking hookahs has also gained popularity in North America, Southeast Asia and Dubai and other parts of UAE. Nowadays in this modern age of computers and internet shopping, people can also buy hookah online in the UAE. Ferns N Petals provide gifts online in UAE and you can buy Shisha online or arrange a Shisha delivery in Dubai for any occasion and from any part of the world.
Nowadays instead of copper, brass and low quality allows people now use stainless steel and aluminium, and silicone rubber compounds for hookah hoses instead of the traditional leather and wire. The modern hookahs are more durable, easy to wash and also eliminate odours while smoking.