For the first time in the Middle East, get ready to forget everything you know about shisha as the global Hookah Battle hits Cairo.
There is no denying the fact that Egyptians love their shisha and will stop just about anywhere to get their quick fix. So when we found out that there's a global shisha competition and that, for the first time, it will be held in Egypt, we had to find out more.
The battle is set to take place on the 24th and 25th of April 2014, and will be held at the exhibition grounds of the Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Center in Nasr City. The brawl will take place CAFEX, Egypt's first café industry convention and will be free for the public. The battle to decide who is this month’s Shisha Master, will take place on the first two days, and will have entries from Egypt, neighbouring countries, and possibly participants from as far Europe.
The Hookah Battle League is an amazing idea that will have you rethinking flavour preferences and broadening your understanding of how interesting shisha can be. In previous competitions innovative flavours like cream cheese have been introduced and while other competitors have invented the concept of hot shisha, which is likened to breathing in a sauna.
To determine who will be determined Shisha Master, judges will be grading the hookah battle on four components; Hookah Aesthetics, Flavour, Quality of Smoke, and the Pull. This battle is an ongoing league that culminates in World Hookah World Cup four and half months from now, where Shisha Master winners from all over the world compete for the ultimate title.
It isn’t clear why it took this long for a Hookah Battle to take place in the Middle East, but we are very excited that it is happening in Egypt. Considering that Egyptians take their shisha very seriously, one can assume we will likely be a force to reckon with, and if we aren’t, then at the very least one could guess that shisha on a whole will get better, as Egyptians look to prove that they can compete and beat anyone when it comes to filling their lungs with delicious smoke.
To learn more about this exciting event check out their website for the complete up to date information on this battle click here.