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26th Nov '15 10:56:04 PM direguy
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* In ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'', the Academy faction has this theme in V,VI, and VII. With wizards in Arabian attire riding flying carpets, commanding armies of gargoyles, and titans.
25th Sep '15 10:04:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''The Thief of Baghdad'' novel has a modern-day Russian man end up in this trope thanks to a genie and OmarKhayyam. Suffering from magic-related [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesia]], the protagonist learns the trade of thievery from Omar and embarks on the task of ending the rule of the evil Emir of Baghdad. On the way, he encounters Nasreddin, the Emir's guards, the Emir's entire harem (who are quite happy to see him), and... [[IfJesusThenAliens aliens]] (because, why not?). The framing device is the protagonist telling this story to the author of the book, making his safe return a foregone conclusion. The sequel, ''The Shamer of Shaitan'' has the protagonist being sent back to Arabia (with his memories intact, this time) to take on Shaitan himself. The third novel ''Return the Thief!'' has ancient Arabia once again in need of the Thief, as it is on the brink of war.

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* Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''The Thief of Baghdad'' novel has a modern-day Russian man end up in this trope thanks to a genie and OmarKhayyam. Suffering from magic-related [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesia]], the protagonist learns the trade of thievery from Omar and embarks on the task of ending the rule of the evil Emir of Baghdad. On the way, he encounters Nasreddin, the Emir's guards, the Emir's entire harem (who are quite happy to see him), and... [[IfJesusThenAliens aliens]] (because, why not?). The framing device is the protagonist telling this story to the author of the book, making his safe return a foregone conclusion. The sequel, ''The Shamer of Shaitan'' has the protagonist being sent back to Arabia (with his memories intact, this time) to take on Shaitan [[TheDevil Shaitan]] himself. The third novel ''Return the Thief!'' has ancient Arabia once again in need of the Thief, as it is on the brink of war. This time, the story is told [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis to the author]] not by the titular character but by Nasreddin, who somehow ends up in modern times and seems to adjust pretty well.
21st Sep '15 6:21:29 PM Vios
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Arabia: land of Ali-Baba, genies, sheiks, Sultans, [[EvilChancellor evil Grand Viziers]] ([[TheGoodChancellor as well as some good ones]]), dashing thieves and harem girls. When Western Europe was having its [[DarkAgeEurope Dark Age]], the Islamic world was having its Golden Age, both preserving and enhancing the knowledge of civilization.

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Arabia: land of Ali-Baba, genies, sheiks, Sultans, [[EvilChancellor evil Grand Viziers]] ([[TheGoodChancellor as well as some good ones]]), dashing thieves and [[RoyalHarem harem girls.girls]]. When Western Europe was having its [[DarkAgeEurope Dark Age]], the Islamic world was having its Golden Age, both preserving and enhancing the knowledge of civilization.
24th Aug '15 8:49:05 AM Soufriere
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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' franchise. The original "Literature/{{Aladdin}}" is nominally set in China, but given the fact that "China" as described in the story is identical to the average Arabian city of the time, it's likely that the author was just engaging in a bit of exoticism.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler''

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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' franchise. The original "Literature/{{Aladdin}}" is nominally set in China, but given the fact that "China" as described in the story is identical to the average Arabian city of the time, it's likely that the author was just engaging in a bit of exoticism.
exoticism.[[note]] It is also possible that the "China" described in the story is East Turkestan a.k.a Xinjiang an area populated by the Muslim Uyghur people that today is controlled by China, but wasn't then.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler''''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'': One of the [[{{Macekre}} butchered cuts]] of the film outright sets the story in Baghdad, although the original only ever calls it "The Golden City". Fits the trope regardless.
29th Jul '15 6:10:37 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* ''Fangs of Ka'ath'' by Paul Kid and its sequel are set in Osra, a fictional sultanate which is essentially a combined FantasyCounterpartCulture of Egypt, Persia, and the Abbasid Caliphate. Despite the inhabitants being {{funny animal}}s, Islam and Christianity are both more or less the same, though perhaps both slightly more liberal. While there is sorcery, its day-to-day use seems to be mostly limited to UtilityMagic such as dyeing fur.

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* ''Fangs of Ka'ath'' by Paul Kid Kidd and its sequel are set in Osra, a fictional sultanate which is essentially a combined FantasyCounterpartCulture of Egypt, Persia, and the Abbasid Caliphate. Despite the inhabitants being {{funny animal}}s, Islam and Christianity are both more or less the same, though perhaps both slightly more liberal. While there is sorcery, its day-to-day use seems to be mostly limited to UtilityMagic such as dyeing fur.
29th Jul '15 6:10:15 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* ''Fangs of Ka'ath'' by Paul Kid and its sequel are set in Osra, a fictional sultanate which is essentially a combined FantasyCounterpartCulture of Egypt, Persia, and the Abbasid Caliphate. Despite the inhabitants being {{funny animal}}s, Islam and Christianity are both more or less the same, though perhaps both slightly more liberal. While there is sorcery, its day-to-day use seems to be mostly limited to UtilityMagic such as dyeing fur.
3rd Jun '15 12:53:30 PM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' takes place largely in Calormen, a fantasy culture with a clear debt to the ''Literature/ArabianNights''; it also appears in several other installments of Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia. ''The Arabian Nights'' even provided Creator/CSLewis with the name "Aslan" (he found it in a footnote to an English translation; [[spoiler: it's the Turkish word for "Lion"]].)

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* ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' takes place largely in Calormen, a fantasy culture with a clear debt to the ''Literature/ArabianNights''; it also appears in several other installments of Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia. ''The Arabian Nights'' even provided Creator/CSLewis with the name "Aslan" (he found it in a footnote to an English translation; [[spoiler: it's it is the Turkish word for "Lion"]]."Lion".)
2nd Jun '15 1:23:10 PM Lightice
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* ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' takes place largely in Calormen, a fantasy culture with a clear debt to the ''Literature/ArabianNights''; it also appears in several other installments of Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia. ''The Arabian Nights'' even provided Creator/CSLewis with the name "Aslan" (he found it in a footnote to an English translation; [[spoiler: it's the Turkish word for "Lion"]].)

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* ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' takes place largely in Calormen, a fantasy culture with a clear debt to the ''Literature/ArabianNights''; it also appears in several other installments of Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia. ''The Arabian Nights'' even provided Creator/CSLewis with the name "Aslan" (he found it in a footnote to an English translation; [[spoiler: it's the Turkish word for "Lion"]].)
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* The city of Sirr in ''[[TheQuantumThief The Fractal Prince]]'' is a sci-fi interpretation of the trope. It is a great city built in the ruins of a fallen space station in the middle of the [[GreyGoo Wildcode Desert]]. Its inhabitants use technological flying carpets as their primary mode of transportation and bind Jinns, actually uploaded human minds living in the Wildcode, into jar-like miniature computers to use them as servitors. The theme of the place is essentially MagicFromTechnology.
7th May '15 8:38:48 AM Patachou
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** Dutch illustrator Anton Pieck's illustrations of ''Literature/OneThousandAndOneNights''.



* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}} and the Magic Carpet''

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* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}} and the Magic Carpet''''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}: ''Recap/AsterixAndTheMagicCarpet''




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* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': The story "Prinses Zagemeel".



* Pretty much any film about Literature/SinbadTheSailor will at least start out here, even though it'll wind up on some uncharted island full of Harryhausen critters.

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* Pretty much any film about Literature/SinbadTheSailor will at least start out here, even though it'll wind up on some uncharted island full of Harryhausen Creator/RayHarryhausen critters.



* ''ArsMagica'', while typically set in Mythic Europe, frequently includes elements of this trope either due to the influence of Islamic culture upon European scholastics and the Fourth Crusade (and Reconquista). In particular, the 4th Edition supplement "Blood and Sand" covers the Levant while the 5th Edition book "The Cradle and the Crescent" details the Arabian Peninsula, Mesopotamia, Persia, and Transoxiana.

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* ''ArsMagica'', ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'', while typically set in Mythic Europe, frequently includes elements of this trope either due to the influence of Islamic culture upon European scholastics and the Fourth Crusade (and Reconquista). In particular, the 4th Edition supplement "Blood and Sand" covers the Levant while the 5th Edition book "The Cradle and the Crescent" details the Arabian Peninsula, Mesopotamia, Persia, and Transoxiana.



* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's ''Die Entführung aus dem Serail'' (''The Abduction from the Seraglio'').

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* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's ''Die Entführung aus dem Serail'' (''The Abduction from the Seraglio'').



* ''QuestForGloryII''
* In ''MonsterWorldIV'', the whole world is a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantasy version]] of this.

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* ''QuestForGloryII''
''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII''
* In ''MonsterWorldIV'', ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldIV'', the whole world is a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantasy version]] of this.
5th May '15 7:14:46 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* WolfgangAmadeusMozart's ''Die Entführung aus dem Serail'' (''The Abduction from the Seraglio'').

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* WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's ''Die Entführung aus dem Serail'' (''The Abduction from the Seraglio'').
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