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A Dokha Tobacco guide for US Customers

May 29, 2024

A Comprehensive Guide to Dokha Tobacco for US Customers

Welcome North American Customers!

Discover the exceptional world of Dokha tobacco with Enjoy Dokha, your source for high-quality, authentic Dokha blends across the US & Canada. Enjoy the pure, potent, and unique experience of Dokha, expertly sourced from the UAE and delivered straight to your doorstep. As a special offer, use discount code NA15% to get 15% off your entire order – valid until June 30th, 2024.

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Welcome to the fascinating world of Dokha tobacco! Originating from the Middle East, Dokha has been enjoyed for centuries and is now gaining popularity in the USA. This comprehensive guide will cover everything you need to know about Dokha tobacco, including its history, unique qualities, how to use it, and where to find the best products. Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or new to the world of tobacco, this guide is designed to provide you with all the information you need to enjoy Dokha.

What is Dokha Tobacco?

Dokha, which means “dizziness” in Arabic, is a traditional blend of tobacco that is known for its potent effect and purity. Unlike conventional tobacco products, Dokha is 100% natural and free from chemical additives. Our Dokha has nothing added and has nothing taken away – all natural – grown at high altitude, only using fresh water to irrigate the fields and hot desert sunshine to produce quality tobacco leaves, which are harvested, bottled and delivered straight to your door.

History of Dokha Tobacco

Dokha tobacco has its roots in the Arabian Peninsula, where it has been cultivated and used for hundreds of years. Traditionally, it was smoked by fishermen, shepherds, and farmers who appreciated its quick and potent buzz. Over time, Dokha became popular among the general population, and its use spread across the Middle East.

In recent years, Dokha has made its way to the USA, where it is gaining traction among tobacco enthusiasts who appreciate its purity and the unique experience it offers.

Unique Qualities of Dokha Tobacco

Dokha tobacco stands out from other tobacco products available in America due to several unique qualities:

  • Purity: Dokha is a pure and natural product. It is free from the chemical additives and preservatives commonly found in American cigarettes and other tobacco products.
  • Potency: Dokha is known for its quick and powerful buzz. The high nicotine content provides an immediate effect, which many users find satisfying.  This is quite different to perhaps a cigar, where you would enjoy in a different way, over hours.
  • Flavour: The organic, naturally harvested leaf gives Dokha a distinct flavour profile that varies depending on the specific blend. From mild and smooth to strong and hot, there is a Dokha blend for every preference.
  • Cost-effective: One bottle of Dokha can provide between 100-120 smokes, making it much more cost effective compared to traditional cigarettes.
  • Supporting local farmers: There are only a select few traditional farmers left and they are using techniques passed down to them.  We support our local farmers instead of putting money into large tobacco corporations.

How to use Dokha tobacco

Dokha is typically smoked using a Medwakh, a traditional Middle Eastern pipe designed specifically for this type of tobacco. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use Dokha tobacco:

Firstly choose the right Medwakh pipe and consider the following factors
Medwakh pipes are small, slender pipes that are traditionally used to smoke Dokha. They are made from various materials, including wood, bone, resin and metal.

  • Material: Wooden Medwakhs are the most traditional and provide a natural flavour. Metal Medwakhs are durable and easy to clean.
  • Size: Medwakhs come with different bowl sizes and stem lengths.  Most customers seem to prefer a Medwakh that supports a smaller bowl as they consider it more practicable and portable when on the go. A larger bowl can obviously hold more tobacco, but you may not be in a position to enjoy all of it in one drag. The stem length is more about personal preference – a shorter stem offers a stronger smoke, while a longer stem offers a cooler smoke.
  • Design: Choose a design that fits your personal style. Medwakhs range from simple and functional to intricate and decorative.

Preparing your Medwakh for Dokha
Before using your chosen Medwakh, it’s important to ensure that it is clean and free from any stale tobacco particles or tar residue, to ensure a smooth smoking experience. Here are the steps you need to take to prepare your Medwakh:

  • Cleaning the Bowl: Use a bristle or fabric pipe cleaner to remove any residue from the bowl of the Medwakh.
  • Cleaning the Stem: Use the requisite bristle or fabric pipe cleaner to remove any build up of moisture and tar from the stem to ensure a smooth draw.
  • Filtering options: There are a number of filtering options you can choose from.  There are filters that have a double filtering action such as sponge and silicon, sponge and charcoal, sponge only or silicon only.  Putting a filter on the end of your Medwakh does not impede the flow of smoke, nor does it impact on the flavour or strength of the ‘buzz’ and overall enjoyment of your smoke.

Once your Medwakh is clean, you can load your Dokha
There is a lot of choice, so take your time when choosing the right strength and flavour for your needs. Please bear in mind that all blends, whoever you purchase your tobacco from, come in Light (Blue), Medium (Gold) or Hot (RED), and variations around each for flavour and strength.

  • Filling the Bowl:  If you are a beginner, use a small spoon or pinch the tobacco with your fingers to fill the bowl of the pipe with Dokha tobacco. Do not pack it too tightly, as this can restrict airflow.  If you are a seasoned Dokha smoker then you will probably put the bowl into the bottle directly, and load the quantity you want, this way there is less chance of spillage or loss of contents – ‘practice makes perfect’!
  • Tamping the Bowl: Gently tamp the bowl of the Medwakh to settle the tobacco.  We do NOT recommend tapping or banging your Medwakh when tamping as this can split the stem and render your pipe unusable.
  • Lighting the Tobacco: When using the appropriate lighter or a match to light the Dokha tobacco in the bowl of the Medwakh, please remember to keep the flame away from your eyebrows – for safety reasons!
  • Inhale gently: Take a gentle, steady inhale through the filter of the Medwakh. Dokha is known for its potency, so start slowly and adjust your draw based on your experience and preference.
  • Experience the Buzz: Enjoy the quick and powerful buzz that Dokha provides. Many users appreciate the clarity and energy it brings.

Where to buy Dokha tobacco in the USA

As the popularity of Dokha grows in the USA, some retailers are offering high-quality Dokha products. However, it is important to choose a reputable supplier to ensure you are getting genuine, high-quality Dokha. Here are some tips to look out for.

Online Retailers

Whilst online shopping is one of the most convenient ways to purchase Dokha tobacco, you do have to be a little careful about choosing a reputable online retailer.  Unfortunately, not all Dokha suppliers are reputable, in that some supply low grade tobacco which is mixed with flavourings to disguise the quality of the Dokha!  Thankfully the FDA are clamping down on tobacco flavourings which will hopefully put these rogue traders out of business!  Not all online suppliers offer the complete package of accessories either that are required to enjoy Dokha.

Online retailers such as Amazon will not supply Dokha under any circumstances, as they don’t permit the sale of tobacco products on their platform, however they are happy to supply accessories such as Medwakh pipes, pipe cleaners and filters.

Etsy have the same policy – not permitting the sale of tobacco products on their platform, however they are happy to also sell smoking accessories such as Medwakh pipes, pipe cleaners and filtering options.

If you are a Dokha smoker who has had your Dokha tobacco contaminated by food flavourings in the past, it is going to be quite a shock to the system when you embrace the authentic flavour of pure unadulterated Arabic tobacco, such as Enjoy Dokha provide direct from high altitude farms across the Middle East!

Enjoy Dokha is known for ‘excellence’ in sourcing their high-quality Dokha blends directly from the UAE, as Enjoy Dokha is a trusted name in the industry since 2012. Enjoy Dokha offer a variety of blends, and price points. Why do you think Enjoy Dokha is ranked No. 1 in Google for authentic Arabic tobacco?  Simply because there is nothing added to their pure Dokha blends and nothing taken away in the processing or harvesting of their unique products.

Specialty Tobacco Shops

Some specialty tobacco shops in the USA carry Dokha products. These shops often have knowledgeable staff who can help you choose the right blend and Medwakh. Use online directories or local listings to find a tobacco shop near you that carries Dokha.

Choosing the right Dokha blend

Dokha comes in a variety of blends, standard or premium, each with their own unique flavour and potency profile.  All Dokha blends fall into the three main categories:

  • Light/mild (BLUE): These blends offer a smoother, lighter smoking experience. They are ideal for beginners or for those who prefer a less intense buzz.
  • Medium (GOLD): Medium-strength blends provide a balanced experience, gentle on the inhale with a good buzz. They are a great choice for regular users.
  • Hot (RED): Strong blends are the most potent and provide a powerful buzz, however they can be harsher on the back of your throat and are best suited for the more experienced Dokha smokers.

Flavour and strength

The flavour and strength of Dokha greatly depends on the conditions under which it is grown.  The best Dokha is sewn, grown and harvested in the mountainous regions o the UAE, where the cool of the night and the extreme daytime sunshine temperature ensures that the tobacco plants thrive.  The flavour and strength of any Dokha blend also depends on the artisan farmer’s knowledge and skills, which are passed down from generation to generation, especially their blending techniques.  Dokha is not fire cured but hung up to dry in barn-like structures to allow for maximum absorption of the sun and to allow all of the nicotine to gravitate to the tips of the leaves.


As purveyors of the finest Dokha tobacco, Enjoy Dokha have researched the origins of the best tobacco producing areas throughout the UAE such as Fujairah.  Although our research dates back to 2012, we are still researching the effects of ‘Climate Change on the crops sewn and grown at these high altitudes, as well as constantly testing for impurities or any deterioration in the tobacco plants that we choose for our products.

The Cultural Significance of Dokha

Dokha is more than just a tobacco product; it is deeply rooted in Middle Eastern culture and tradition. Understanding its cultural significance can enhance your appreciation for this unique tobacco.

Traditional Use

Historically, Dokha was smoked by shepherds tending their flock, fishermen and farmers who valued its quick and potent effect. It was a practical choice for those who needed a quick break or a burst of energy during their arduous workday.  They fashioned their smoking implements mostly from animal bone and wood which was readily available, and to this day some of the very best Medwakh pipes are made from Briar wood.  Over time, the higher echelons of society started experimenting with this unique tobacco plant and eventually as worldwide travel became more accessible for the masses, Dokha proliferated further West.

Social Connections

Dokha has long been a social activity in the Middle East. Sharing a Medwakh and Dokha blend with friends and family is a common practice, and it often serves as a way to strengthen social bonds and connections.

Modern Adaptation

Today, although Dokha remains a traditional practice in the Middle East, it has also been embraced by a global community of tobacco enthusiasts who appreciate its unique qualities.

Enjoy Dokha: Leading the Way in Quality and Service

At Enjoy Dokha, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality Dokha tobacco and accessories. Our commitment to excellence sets us apart as a leader in the industry. Here are some of the reasons why Enjoy Dokha is the preferred choice for Dokha enthusiasts:

Premium Quality

We will never compromise on quality and we only source our Dokha tobacco directly from trusted partners across the UAE, ensuring that it is always fresh, pure, and free from additives.  Our blends are crafted using traditional methods to provide a genuine and satisfying smoking experience.

Variety of Blends

Enjoy Dokha offers a wide range of blends to suit every preference and price point. Whether you prefer a mild (Blue), medium (Gold), or hot (Red) blend, you can find the perfect Dokha in our Online shop to suit your taste and lifestyle.

Authentic Accessories

In addition to our high-quality Dokha tobacco, we offer a selection of authentic Medwakh pipes and accessories. From handcrafted wood, bone, resin or metal Medwakh pipes, to essential cleaning tools, and stylish colourful pouches to keep all of your smoking paraphernalia in one place whilst on the go – we have everything you need to enjoy your Dokha to the fullest.

Exceptional Customer Service

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, from fast and reliable shipping to helpful support and guidance. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

FAQs about Dokha tobacco

Is Dokha legal in the USA?

Yes, Dokha is legal in the USA. However, it is important to note that it is a regulated substance, and you must be 21 or older to purchase and use Dokha.  Please check out the latest FDA legislation/guidance for all tobacco products sold in the USA. www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/products-guidance-regulations/rules-regulations-and-guidance.

How is Dokha different from other tobacco products?

Dokha is unique in its purity, potency, and flavour. Unlike conventional tobacco products, Dokha is 100% natural and free from chemical additives. It also provides a quick and powerful buzz, making it a distinct choice for tobacco enthusiasts.

How should I store my Dokha tobacco?

To maintain the freshness and quality of your Dokha, store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to heat and moisture, which can degrade the tobacco.

How often should I clean my Medwakh?

Regular cleaning is essential to ensure a smooth smoking experience. Clean your Medwakh after every few uses to prevent build-up of stale tobacco flakes or moisture and tar to maintain optimal performance. Please use a bristle or fabric pipe cleaner to clean the bowl and stem thoroughly before use.  Some Tobacconist shops sell aerosol cleaning spray, however remember it is prohibited to carry an aerosol can on to any flight, either Internal or International.

Can I mix Dokha with other tobacco products?

We would never recommend mixing Dokha with any other tobacco product – Dokha is typically enjoyed on its own. It is important to be cautious and mindful of the potency of Dokha if you choose to mix it with other tobaccos as it could be more injuries to your health.

In summation

Dokha tobacco offers a unique and satisfying smoking experience that is deeply rooted in the tradition and culture of the Middle East. Whether you are new to Dokha or a seasoned enthusiast, understanding its qualities, how to use it, and where to find the best products can enhance your enjoyment. At Enjoy Dokha, we are committed to providing the highest quality Dokha tobacco and accessories, ensuring that you have an exceptional experience every time you wish to smoke, and we look forward to being your preferred Dokha provider in the future.

Explore our range of Dokha blends and Medwakh pipes and join our vibrant community of Dokha enthusiasts. Follow us on social media for the latest updates, tips, and customer stories. Experience the unique world of Dokha with Enjoy Dokha and discover why we are the preferred choice for Dokha enthusiasts worldwide.


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