He is first seen arriving before Jafar and giving "a thousand apologies [to the] patient one" for being late. He mentioned he had to slit a few throats to get the other half of the Golden Scarab Beetle, but refuses to give it to Jafar until the latter pays the treasure he promised. Iago, however, snatches the scarab for Jafar, who promises Gazeem that he'll "get what's coming to [him]". As soon as the halves form together, it flies off to the Cave of Wonders' location and they follow on horseback to where the Cave forms. Jafar tells him that he can have any treasure he likes but the lamp is his. Gazeem peers down its mouth, only to be knocked back, as it demands to know who woke it up. After Gazeem introduces himself, the Cave gives him and Jafar a cryptic warning: "Only one may enter here, one who's heart lies far within the 'Diamond in the Rough'." Confused, Gazeem turns to Jafar who orders Gazeem to continue. Gazeem enters the Cave and breathes a sigh of relief, when suddenly the Cave violently clamps its mouth shut on top of him, killing him.
Following Gazeem's demise, the Cave demands the "Diamond in the Rough", leading Jafar to realize that "Gazeem was obviously less than worthy" and that he must find a certain person whom the Cave considers the "Diamond in the Rough".
- His name is a reference to the brother of the title character in Ali Baba, a tale from the same collection of Aladdin: Arabian Nights.
- He was a boss in the Aladdin Sega Genesis, SNES, and Game Boy video game, in the third level.
- This character does not make an appearance in the Broadway musical production.
- Upon first gazing upon the Cave of Wonders, Gazeem briefly utters "By Allah...". "Allah" is the Arabic term for "God" and the deity of Muslim religion.
- In a deleted scene it is revealed that Gazeem actually retrieves the lamp from within the collapsed Cave of Wonders and uses his wishes to make himself rich and handsome, leading him to return to Agrabah under the alias of Prince Achmed