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Ali Mustafa is a tie salesman from Cairo, Egypt. He briefly appears in the comic Mario's Picross, published in the German Club Nintendo magazine. Mario meets Ali Mustafa when he loses his way in the desert. Ali Mustafa, wearing at least a dozen ties himself, offers some to Mario. He, who doesn't need a tie, but a beverage, gets furious and shoos Ali Mustafa away. Mario doesn't know, however, that a cocktail bar he finds later requires him to wear a tie in order to enter. Not much else is known about Ali Mustafa, except that he wears an orange robe, a teal turban, and claims to have the best ties in Egypt.