I work in Iraq. After dinner each night, the Iraqis I work with, set up a hookah. Smoking with these guys is a unique experience! I always use a plastic mouth piece, God knows what kind of mouth cooties these guys have.
I bought a two-hose appliance, and they like to use it. I bought some AlFakher golden apple tobacco, and they think its the best they ever smoked. They are using it up rapidly.
They sit around and talk Arabic for hours. I just look interested, and puff on the hose. I may get a photo and post it here.
If you are interested in life in Iraq, see my blog