Mysteries of Shisha

Smoking Sheesha, Argeela or Hookah as different people say, has been much desirable in Jordan by both locals and expats. With no doubt, it gives a nice flavor for its smoker, and there are several flavors that are widely available such as Apple, Lemon, Spearmint, Grape, Strawberry, and others while the double apple flavor (usually called Tefahten) is the most popular one. Many people prefer to smoke sheesha outdoors, as it is prohibited at public places; cafes are usually the targeted places where you can also meet friends and share fresh cups of juice. Most cafes provide the sheesha service where you can just order the shisha with the preferred flavor then an attendant will be available to check it with its coal instantly when needed. There are many popular sheesha providers in Amman such as Jafra, Tche Tche, Lemon, Azkadenya, Cafe Donner, and many other cafes or restaurants. I really advise with any which has a good reputation, good ventilation, comfortable seats, and calm style, it is preferred to check the rating and comments using Google Maps. However, keep in mind that smoking sheesha can cause health issues.


Smoking Sheesha is deeply rooted within the Jordanian culture and apart from cafes, you can also find many stores where you can buy Sheesha supplies for home. Not only can you get Sheeshas in all variations but also the heads, tobacco (m3Sal), the coal (fa7m), and all other kinds of accessories such as windshields or burners to heat the coal. Good brands are Royal or Jamrah (with Coconut shells). The tobacco is also different, probably more original than what we have in Europe and it actually tastes much better than any Sheesha I have tried outside of Jordan. Main brands are Mazaya and Nakhla from Egypt.

Last but not least, there are also Sheesha delivery options such as Argeela Time. They come to your home and you can enjoy a prepared Sheesha for around 6 to 8 JD without leaving your home.

Amman, Jordan

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