Zafirbel Bay is a small but significant part of the Azura's Coast region. The region itself includes the islands and offshore area all along the eastern coast of Vvardenfell. Zafirbel Bay is located roughly in the center of the coast. Like most of the region, the islands tend to be covered with Muck Sponge, with Saltrice and Marshmerrow on the coasts. The waters teem with Slaughterfish and there is a thriving but disorganized pearl trade from the many kollop beds in the inter-island shallows. The ubiquitous cliff racers have rookeries on most of the high points of the islands.
There are about 35 islands in the area of the Bay, some little more than exposed rocks, some far more substantial. Some of the larger islands have crypts or caves, many have camps of itinerant fisherman or occasional bandits, and a handful have Telvanni wizard towers. The only really substantial island is the one on which Sadrith Mora is built.
The Zainab Tribe is one of the four distinct tribes of the Ashlanders of Vvardenfell, in the province of Morrowind. The Zainab is the most populated tribe in all of Vvardenfell, and are surprisingly more open to Outlanders and House Dunmer, though they can be greedy and arrogant in their business. They are merchants by heart and collect a wide variety of goods to trade amongst each other and their neighbors. The Zainab are a mix of open to change and retaining Ashlander customs. They commonly live in the Zainab Camp, in the hills of the Grazelands, on the outskirts of the Telvanni town of Vos, and near the ruins of Nchuleft. Here they reap the wealth across the lands for trade and harvesting. The Zainab Tribe are known to collect the royal wax of a Kwama Queen, specifically when it sometimes hardens into a jewel-like pit. It is used in various crafts and religious ceremonies.