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Smoke medwakh in Dubai

A medwakh, made by Dubai artisans, is one of the few truly original gifts for your loved ones.


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Smoke medwakh

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Place: Fish Souk in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The indigenous residents of Dubai stick to their long-term traditions, including smoking medwakhs. A medwakh is a small pipe, straight and polished, often made of wood.

The tobacco for medwakh is called dokha. Dokha is grown specifically for smoking medwakh. It is dried on fire and then ground into powder; sometimes they add frayed roots to give it a special taste. Dokha is stronger than the conventional tobacco, and it is sold in several different varieties – from "light" to "spicy" (the strongest).

There's as much dokha in a medwakh as for a few puffs. In order to treat yourself to an odorous medwakh you need to fill the pipe with dokha, set fire to it, make a couple of light puffs, and then a deep one. After that, the pipe must be cleaned and, if desired, the process can be repeated.

They sell medwakhs and dokha at Fish Souk (among other household goods), as well as in tobacco shops and stores all over the city. At shops you will find pipes with a more delicate decoration, mouthpieces and cases for them.

Prices: medwakhs vary from very inexpensive to those that will cost 20-70 dirhams, depending on the type of the pipe and its producer.

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