The comany of Aladin deals with hookahs, hookah-tobacco, charcoal and hookah related accessories since 1986. We've been here before the 'Hookah-Mania' catched Europe- and we're partly and proudly responsible for that! Shisha- Dudism Forever! Learn more about the history of our company
20 years ago you couldn’t imagine seeing young people sitting in the greens, sunning at the pool or meeting up in lounges while smoking flavored tobacco. Only a few years ago it was still seen in a bad light, associated with bongs, cannabis or even crack. Right in these unappreciative terms Aladin Kotb decided to establish his company. His aim was to produce and distribute hookahs, tobacco and accessories while transferring Europe the message of coming together and enjoying each other’s company while relaxing with the sweet taste of flavored tobacco. And he succeeded! Although no one ever dared to picture a hookah-mania in a dimension as how we experience it nowadays!
Back in the 90s there was a rise of a hookah-community, locally persisting up to date! Panels were founded and tobacco retailer added Nakhla to their assortments. At this point Aladin products were mostly sold on Christmas markets, festivals and specialized head- and grow shops. It was the booming tourism in countries like Turkey, Egypt or Tunisia these days, which introduced hookahs to the crowd.
Who would have thought that was just the beginning! When online shops became more and more relevant, they made it possible for even the remotest corners to experience the joy of waterpipes. That was when the company of Aladin, as the first manufacturer of hookahs in the German market, started to acquire more and more buyers by exhibiting their products on major fairs like InterTabac, Ambiente and Tendence.
2014 was the year the Origins were introduced to the world. Bright, colorful, expressive! Aladin challenged all the basic hookahs with his collection of waterpipes- characterized by intensive colors, exiting shapes and nonstandard designs. “Be original”- The name reflects the aim!
But we’re not done yet- continuous developments and further innovations are in process. And we are looking forward to introduce them to you!