An Alternative to Smoking Cigarettes This Christmas
If you’re a seasoned cigarette smoker, there is an alternative to smoking cigarettes this Christmas. Dokha is a pure, natural and original tender leaf Arabic tobacco. Unlike cigarettes, the tobacco used in Dokha is not fire cured and cut, but dried in the arid desert region from which it comes.
Typically Dokha is grown on plateau fields in mountainous regions in the UAE. There are complex irrigation systems deployed which are controlled manually. Without these irrigation systems the plants would die as the region is essentially arid desert.
The plants are tendered by local farmers, with good knowledge of the care and attention that these delicate, high yielding tobacco plants require. On a daily basis, the farmers remove any weeds and pests that appear and generally keep the plants in tip top condition without the use of pesticides or herbicides. The air is very clean as the plants are grown at high altitude and with large amounts of sun the plants grow very quickly.
About half the growth – 3ft – of the tender Arabic tobacco plant is achieved in the first six months of the year when the days are warm but the nights are cool. In the final two months of the plants’ life they will grow to about 6ft, aided by the warmer milder nights. Harvesting takes place around June when the plants are hung to dry in the arid desert air. Nothing more is ever added. It’s finely ground in a timely manner to preserve the delicate flavours of the natural tobacco leaves whilst also maintaining the strength, freshness and green colouration of the natural plant. The resultant blends are typically classified into light, medium or hot Dokha varieties.
Dokha is smoked through a Medwakh – sometimes spelt ‘Midwakh’. Medwakh pipes characteristically have a small bowl – Medwakh pipes can virtually be made from any resilient material, however, those sold online by Enjoy Dokha in the UK are hand made of wood, metal or resin and sometimes a mixture of all three… check out our selection under Medwakh Pipes. Enjoy Dokha always supply one filter which comes with every pipe, but of course you can buy additional filters, which helps to keep your Medwakh in tip top condition and should be changed regularly. We recommend that you change the filter on the end of your Medwakh after 10 to 15 smokes.
The small bowl is just enough for a pinch or two of tender leaf tobacco at a time. If you are smoking Dokha for the first time then we recommend that you start with a light blend such as Enjoy Dokha Blue and do not inhale down to your boots as you will feel dizzy – that’s not the experience we want our customers to have when starting to smoke Dokha!
As with any tobacco product, your exposure to, and tolerance for, nicotine will affect how intensely you feel the Dokha buzz and how long it will last for. If you’re completely new to tobacco and are starting with Dokha, well done, because there’s no better tobacco option out there – get ready to get buzzed!
Whichever strength of Dokha you choose to smoke, the one great difference between smoking western tobaccos and Arabic tobacco (Dokha), there is no unpleasant smell left, both in the atmosphere or on your clothing, and for this reason is usually not offensive to non-smokers!
An Alternative To Smoking Cigarettes – Some Dokha Blends We Can Recommend This Christmas
Enjoy Dokha are happy to recommend some blends which our customers tell us have a great ‘buzz’ but please be aware that everyone’s interpretation can be different. Whichever blend you choose from Enjoy Dokha you will know that we only source the highest quality Dokha direct from the UAE’s best providers but also directly from farm sources where we can see with our own eyes the quality of the leaves/plants and the conditions under which the Dokha is produced, first hand.
Enjoy Dokha Mister
Enjoy Dokha Maya
Enjoy Dokha Medium
Yousef Redha Blue 50
Yousef Redha Gold 50
Max Time Gold 50
Fadayee Premium 2 & 3
All of the above have a great ‘BUZZ’ so we feel you won’t be disappointed, but if you could let us know which is your favourite that would be great….. and helps other customers decide which Dokha they might like to try….!
Enjoy Dokha Hot
Enjoy Dokha Achilles
Enjoy Dokha Bushab
Enjoy Dokha Ayub
Max Time Hot
The blends above come in varying degrees of ‘hot’ – Enjoy Dokha Hot and Achilles are very similar and HOT! Bushab and Ayub have been described as ‘over warm’. Great ‘BUZZ’ ….
Enjoy Dokha VOD
The above two blends are extremely ‘hot’ and have been described as ‘smoking the sun’! So if you don’t like a harsh sensation on the back of your throat then we would advise you to stick with the Medium and graduate to the hot blends over time….
So if you are looking for an alternative to smoking cigarettes this Christmas, we offer Next Day delivery on all orders placed BEFORE 3pm Monday – Thursday. If you order on Friday, Saturday or Sunday your order will be processed on the next working day Monday and be delivered on Tuesday. Festive Season and Bank Holidays may differ….