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Egyptian Hookah Instruction Sheet

Egyptian Hookah Parts

Egyptian Hookah Shisha Parts


How to assemble your Egyptian hookah:

1. Fill the hookah base with water

Use just enough water to submerge the downstem about ½ inches to 1 inch. It may be helpful to hold the shaft adjacent to the hookah base (at the same height it would be sitting in the base) when adding water to get an accurate measurement.

2. Insert the hookah shaft into the base.

With the hookah base grommet attached to the shaft, firmly grasp the “heart” of the shaft and insert it into the base while “twisting” it down until a firm seal is established and the shaft sits vertically atop the base. If you experience difficulty it may be helpful to wet or apply lubricant (try some water first) to the base grommet for easier insertion.

3. Attach the hookah hose to the hookah.

Place the hookah hose into the hose adapter. Make sure to use a hookah hose grommet to ensure an airtight seal. The hose grommet can be identified as the longer, skinnier grommet included with your hookah. It may be helpful to insert the hose with a twisting motion. Repeat this step as many times as necessary for multi-hose hookahs.

4. Put a hookah mouth tip on the hose.

The hookah mouth tip is inserted into the end of the hose. Mouth tips are not required to smoke your hookah but are used for sanitary purposes when smoking with multiple people (each person should use their own mouth tip).

5. Place the hookah tray on top of the hookah shaft.

Place the hookah tray on top of the shaft. The tray should firmly “snap” in place. It may take a bit of force to “lock” the tray in place and make the tray stable, this is normal. *Note: Khalil Mamoon and Nammor hookah trays simply rest atop the shaft, so they will not “lock” in place.

6. Put a hookah bowl grommet on the hookah bowl stem.

Hookah bowl grommets ensure an airtight seal between the bowl stem at the top of the shaft and the bowl itself. You are now ready to prepare your hookah bowl!


For more information about preparing your hookah bowl visit our blog: How To Load a Hookah Bowl


If you would like to download a PDF copy of the hookah parts list, please click here. For a PDF copy of the assembly instructions, please click here.


**Note: If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions during the setup process, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service department. We are here to help!

3 Responses to “Egyptian Hookah Instruction Sheet”

  1. 1
    Steven Robertson Says:

    This right here is the Basic idea for all hookah smoking. This is a smart yet simple explanation of everything for a smoking session. All you need is techniques, add-ons, coals, and you’re set (and of course shisha in the bowl). I really wished I had this one day 1 when I got my first hookah (don’t think i’m stupid, I just didn’t know where all the grommets went haha). I hope for another one of these in the near future on some different bowl punching techniques, overpacking, flavors / ice in your base, and other basic info. Thanks Hookah-Shisha!

  2. 2
    Sarath Says:

    I have a question.. Im using this egypt type of hookah.. But when i smoke, it iritates my trachea… How to solve this prblm..

  3. 3
    Katie Says:

    You might be using too many coals? If it’s too hot, or if your bowl is over packed, it might irritate your throat. You might also try a Mystique Ice Tip on your hose, that can really help cool down your smoke if you have an easily irritated throat.

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