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7th Sep '16 3:18:30 PM Someoneman
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* In ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney,'' one of Agent 47's targets, Mohammad Bin Faisal al-Khalifa, could be described as an Arab Oil Sheikh. He actually runs a pharmaceutical company, but he's still filthy rich, influential, and dresses in the appropriate manner for such a trope. For good measure, he owns the Arabian-themed casino where the mission takes place. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny One of the customers confuses him for one of the wait staff.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney,'' one of Agent 47's targets, Mohammad Bin Faisal al-Khalifa, could be described as an Arab Oil Sheikh. He actually runs a pharmaceutical company, but he's still filthy rich, influential, and dresses in the appropriate manner for such a trope. For good measure, he owns the Arabian-themed casino where the mission takes place. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny One of the customers confuses him for one of the wait staff.]]
3rd Aug '16 6:26:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** The exact same plot (Arab oil sheik sponsoring race) shows up in the Swedish movie ''Göta Kanal''. Except it's a boat race. And he ends up not paying because his brother launches a coup as he is gone. In the end the Norwegian navy saves the day.

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** The exact same plot (Arab oil sheik sponsoring race) shows up in the Swedish movie ''Göta Kanal''. Except it's a boat race. And he ends up not paying because his brother launches a coup as he is gone. In the end the Norwegian navy saves the day.



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* In the season 6 opener of ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', [[spoiler:the grifters con an oil sheikh out of £250,000 by having Emma [[MockMillionaire pretend to be Music/KylieMinogue.]]]]

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7th Jul '16 5:13:05 PM MagBas
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* The 1919 novel ''Literature/TheSheik'' is the UrExample (though full of UnfortunateImplications) for the RomanceNovel version.

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* The 1919 novel ''Literature/TheSheik'' is the UrExample (though full of UnfortunateImplications) for the RomanceNovel version.
25th May '16 7:15:29 PM PaulA
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* Sheik Abu-Tahir in the first ''Literature/ModestyBlaise'' novel is the leader of a small Arabic tribe who recently hit oil and the big time in that order. Definitely a FunnyForeigner. He mixes elements of the wealthy lifestyle with elements of the traditional life of his tribe; for instance, when he comes to England to negotiate an oil deal with the British government, he and his retinue take a suite at the Ritz and then set up a traditional encampment inside it, complete with tents and goats.
25th May '16 6:58:58 PM PaulA
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* One of these recently appeared in ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'', named [[PunnyName Sultan Pepper]], buying an invention that would theoretically improve gas mileage.

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* One of these recently these, named [[PunnyName Sultan Pepper]], appeared in ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'', named [[PunnyName Sultan Pepper]], buying an invention that would theoretically improve gas mileage.
20th Mar '16 2:22:49 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* Many real life examples tend to buy UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball clubs as status symbols - e.g. Sheikh Mansour, Deputy PM of the UAE and a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, bought Manchester City, perennial ButtMonkey of the English Premier League and via hundreds of millions of pounds of investment, made it a title winning outfit.
9th Feb '16 11:58:10 AM tdf4638
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*[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazher_Mahmood Mazher Mahmood]] was an undercover reporter who posed as a "Fake Sheikh" to get stories.
8th Dec '15 8:01:13 PM Odacon_Spy
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Often referred as the source of various pictures of excess luxury in [[{{Website/Snopes}} Snopes.com]]'s [[http://snopes.com/photos/photos.asp photography section]], claiming they have, for example, cars made of solid silver, or coated in diamonds. (Back when [[EverythingIsBiggerInTexas Texans]] were the ones considered super rich, one example was the Texan who gave away his Cadillac and bought another one once the ashtrays were full. Yeah, [[SmokingIsCool and he smoked too]], it was [[ValuesDissonance that far back]].)

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Often referred as the source of various pictures of excess luxury in [[{{Website/Snopes}} Snopes.com]]'s [[http://snopes.com/photos/photos.asp photography section]], claiming they have, for example, cars made of solid silver, or coated in diamonds. (Back when [[EverythingIsBiggerInTexas [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texans]] were the ones considered super rich, one example was the Texan who gave away his Cadillac and bought another one once the ashtrays were full. Yeah, [[SmokingIsCool and he smoked too]], it was [[ValuesDissonance that far back]].)
30th Oct '15 7:33:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* The end of ''SecondhandLions''.

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* The US government attempts to trade Goldie Hawn to one in exchange for being allowed to construct a military base in his nation in ''{{Protocol}}''.
* ''{{Condorman}}'' disguised himself as one.

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* The US government attempts to trade Goldie Hawn to one in exchange for being allowed to construct a military base in his nation in ''{{Protocol}}''.
''Film/{{Protocol}}''.
* ''{{Condorman}}'' ''Film/{{Condorman}}'' disguised himself as one.
16th Jul '15 1:45:14 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money,'' one of Agent 47's targets, Mohammad Bin Faisal al-Khalifa, could be described as an Arab Oil Sheikh. He actually runs a pharmaceutical company, but he's still filthy rich, influential, and dresses in the appropriate manner for such a trope. For good measure, he owns the Arabian-themed casino where the mission takes place. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny One of the customers confuses him for one of the wait staff.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money,'' ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney,'' one of Agent 47's targets, Mohammad Bin Faisal al-Khalifa, could be described as an Arab Oil Sheikh. He actually runs a pharmaceutical company, but he's still filthy rich, influential, and dresses in the appropriate manner for such a trope. For good measure, he owns the Arabian-themed casino where the mission takes place. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny One of the customers confuses him for one of the wait staff.]]
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