Re: Dubai Shisha??
Dubai Tobacco is Al Fakher, King Mos'al, and a few other varieties of Al Fakher that aren't available here. The "stuff with the medal on it" is the King Mos'al/King Molasses. It smokes just as well as Al Fakher if you try the fruity flavors. The thicker stuff(if you can find it) like cappucino and cafe arabica are not as good as AF.
Dubai's hotels are nice, but you should really check out the landscaping for the port. Also look into "Dubai-The World Islands"