The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the people of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, DC, SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad.

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Poetry and Prose: The Aesthetics of Classical Arabic Poetry

Click here to register for the event: In her recent book, Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature, Lara Harb argues that the main aesthetic that underlay classical Arabic literary theory was one of wonder. In this lecture, Harb will explore this aesthetic of wonder through reading a selection of verses from classical Arabic poetry,…

SQCC Instagram Photo Contest 2021

Open to amature photographers in the US! Starting 1 March 2021
Show your best photograph from the Sultanate of Oman

1st Prize: $1000

2nd Prize: $500

3rd Prize: $300

How to enter?
Using your instagram account, post an an original photo of the Sultanate of Oman’s biodiversity
In the description, describe your photo, including the location, AND add the hashtag: #SQCCPhotoContest
Last day to enter: 30 June 2021
Please read Official Rules before entering the contest. Winners will be announced on 14 July and sent a message via Instagram. Make sure to follow @sqccdc to see the winning photos!


NOW OPEN TO VISIT Dates: June 1 – June 30   Viewing Hours: Mon., Tue. , Thurs., Fri. : 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday : 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday : 12:00 – 4:00   Location: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 1100 16th Street NW, Washington, DC   FACE MASK REQUIRED   The Sultan Qaboos…


Our resources include the Indian Ocean in World History website, that offers its signature maps, lesson plans, quizzes, trivia and much more free of charge and without the need to sign up. SQCC is also proud to offer two craft activities for younger audiences. 



Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library features a special collection of Arabic and English language books, periodicals and photographic works on the history, literature, politics and religion of The Sultanate of Oman.

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