For those who fancy an almost daily dose of flavored nicotine during the lunch hours it sometimes gets quiet challenging to find a shisha (hookah, nargili, water-pipe) during the holy month of Ramadan here in Dubai.
No doubt Government regulations have become more stricter on where and when shisha is served due to recent unfortunate incidents. Until last year Merkaaz, Dubai Internet City was a favorite place, but has been stopped from serving shisha this year along with many other Cafes doing the same.
New restaurants in unexplored areas like JLT have come up as they operate under a different umbrella of rules, probably a little lenient. One restaurant that definitely is open during lunch hours is Lebanos (http://lebanos.net). They do have daily lunch meals including a shisha and a soda.