The city of Zanzibar is the heart of Zanzibar, an island in Tanzania on the east coast of Africa. A trade hub for India, Arabia and Europe, in the 19th century it became a British protectorate. The protectorate ended in 1963 and the following year Zanzibar joined the United Republic of Tanzania. It's a place of diverse cultures living together in harmony. Its historic Stone Town is a World Heritage Site. The beautiful beaches in this Indian Ocean attract tourists from all over the world.