Definition of sheikhdom
: a region under the rule of a sheikh
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When the hotel’s owner — the UAE sheikhdom of Ras al-Khaimah — was looking to sell, Azima stepped in to mediate a deal for three would-be Iranian buyers.
When the hotel’s owner — the UAE sheikhdom of Ras al-Khaimah — was looking to sell,
Qatar’s neighbors accuse it of destabilizing the region by supporting proxies of Shiite Muslim Iran and the Sunni militants of al-Qaeda and Islamic State, charges the sheikhdom has repeatedly denied.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Think of Dubai and often the first thing that comes to mind is its jagged, space-age skyline, with the world’s tallest building piercing the occasional cloud over the desert sheikhdom.
In Riyadh, Trump will meet King Salman, hold a summit with a half-dozen leaders from the Gulf sheikhdoms, and dine with dozens of senior officials from the region.
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Definition of sheikhdom for English Language Learners
: an area ruled by a sheikh
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