We Have Found the Perfect Place in Cairo to Celebrate Ramadan 2017

We Have Found the Perfect Place in Cairo to Celebrate Ramadan 2017

  Ramadan is almost upon us, and we couldn’t be happier. We’ve been waiting all year long for this month, this wonderful holy month. Why, you say? For most of us, Ramadan is a chance to reconnect with our family and friends, but more importantly, with ourselves.       Almost everything in Ramadan is […]

Hala Sedky Just Smoke-Shamed Women Who Like Shisha

Hala Sedky Just Smoke-Shamed Women Who Like Shisha

  Smoking is one of the worst and most addictive habits ever. Whether its shisha or cigarettes, one is better off without having ever heard of them. Unfortunately, smoking has become the norm in Middle Eastern social events, and everyone is trying to get things under control.   Just recently, a group of young Egyptians started a […]

Rediscovering Cairo: Khan El-Khalili

Rediscovering Cairo: Khan El-Khalili

This is the first in a series of articles ‘rediscovering’ the city – the sights, smells, and adventures of places we’ve been to once or twice and forgotten all about or never gotten around to revisiting.

Recently, we ventured back into the maze of Khan El-Khalili for the first time in years, seeking out the monuments of Moez Street, the fame and hype of El Fishawy, and a few nicknacks for a first-time visitor.   The #market we spent yesterday hanging out around. #Cairo #cairostreets #latergram A photo posted by Charley […]

8 Shisha Places Every Arab Needs to Try in London

8 Shisha Places Every Arab Needs to Try in London

  Shisha, waterpipes, hookah, narghile, or hubble-bubble pipes, there are almost more words that refer to shishas in English than in Arabic. Since the British smoking ban was enforced exactly nine years ago, most (but not all) underground and enclosed shisha areas were closed down. Open air shisha spots, however, are in every corner of London and have […]

Is Toronto’s Proposed Ban on Shisha Racist?

Is Toronto’s Proposed Ban on Shisha Racist?

By Mahmoud Aziz

  Toronto is considering the idea of banning shisha, intending to lead a crackdown on hookah smoking establishments. So beware: If you are a hookah-smoking caterpillar, you might want to change your destination, because you won’t find a place to chill out and reminisce over good memories back home as you take a nice flavorful drag. Toronto’s […]

Now You Can Enjoy Your Shisha in the Middle of the Water!

Now You Can Enjoy Your Shisha in the Middle of the Water!

I usually never encourage cigarette and shisha smoking, but honestly I am so impressed and in love right now, I can’t help but salute this new surfacing product. A photo of a man sitting in the middle of the water smoking a shisha with the caption “It’s a Submarine… It’s a UFO… It’s a SeaSha!!!” […]

13 Facts About Shisha That Will Make You Want To Quit

13 Facts About Shisha That Will Make You Want To Quit

  Smoking shisha in the Middle East is the norm at social events. It is a fact of life that people love their hookah time and will hardly give it up for anything. While some might think they are passing time bonding while inhaling less harmful and toxic substances than cigarettes, research has proven that […]

12 People You Meet At Every Ahwa

12 People You Meet At Every Ahwa

Sitting at the ahwa is a part of every Egyptian guy’s life. Whether you’re in high school, college or an old man, the ahwa is considered a sanctuary where every male goes to unwind, shayesh and forget the troubles of the outside world. Having taken up so much of every guy’s life, there tend to […]

What This Guy Can Do With His Shisha Smoke Is Just Insane!

What This Guy Can Do With His Shisha Smoke Is Just Insane!

  With shisha a part of our daily life and culture, some people have gotten really creative. We’re not talking about flavours or shisha designs, we’re talking about smoking tricks and techniques! Once you’ve seen what this guy can do with his shisha smoke, you’ll be so impressed that you’ll try them all out as soon […]

The Myth of E-Cigarettes in Quitting Smoking

The Myth of E-Cigarettes in Quitting Smoking

Since their introduction to the global market almost ten years ago, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs) have become some of the most controversial health gadgets to appear in the past decade. In a paper published online earlier this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, a group of scientists from UCSF performed a longitudinal study that disproves […]