For what reason does the Sultan of Oman live in Zanzibar now?

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For what reason does the Sultan of Oman live in Zanzibar now?

Answer:

The Sultan of Oman does not live in Zanzibar now, but for a time the sultanate did reside in Zanzibar in the 19th century, largely due to the decline in trade in the region of Oman and the increase in prosperity within the region. It became a territory of the Oman sultanate after the victory over the Portuguese in 1698, but for a long period of time the territory largely remained a region of slave trade and a lesser territory of the sultanate. It was only in the 19th century when the British Empire began to support rebels within the Sultanate that the Sultan chose to move to Zanzibar for both safety and a better quality of life.