Well no, hookahs aren't unique to Iraq. The guy across the street from the consulate makes these though.
I'm something of a hookah connoisseur these days. Lots of tips from the locals. I haven't been able to find a hookah this style anywhere, including Dubai or Turkey. VERY heavy duty, even if they did thread a few things crooked. The thing weighs like 20lbs without the base. I have a Syrian one at home, but it's not as cool.