Re: My friend is going to Lebanon and...
I had a relative come from Lebanon a few months back and he said we have way better selections of hookahs here. There they are a lot cheaper in quality in Lebanon, however I bet if you look hard enough you will find something nice but expect to pay the same as here.
Now if your friend is going to hop over to Syria, which is pretty easy from Lebanon I bet they could come up with something nice, again, providing if they look hard enough. Nothing will be like going to Egypt though.