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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SABLA application is now open

Sabla is a 4-week intensive Arabic immersion program in Washington D.C. It is a scholarship-based program, meaning all tuition is covered (please note that room and board are not covered). You and your cohort will not only continue to discover the beautiful language of Arabic but will learn more about the country of Oman and…

Looking for Omani Filmmakers and Short Films

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center is looking for short films made by Omanis or filmed in the Sultanate of Oman to submit to the. For more information, please email The festival’s theme is “The Art of Life” The film must be between 5-30 minutes Created by an Omani or Filmed in the Sultanate of Oman…

A Riddling Classic of Arabic Literature: Al-Hariri’s Maqamat

RSVP using this link: The Maqamat of al-Hariri is a collection of stories from the 12th century CE about a vagabond trickster who uses his riddles and eloquence to dupe and delight his audiences. Al-Hariri’s stories were written in ornately rhymed Arabic prose and were considered a classic for centuries. Scholars across the Islamic…


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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SALAM 2022 The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is now accepting applications for the 2022…

Internships SQCC accepts intern applications on a rolling basis. General application deadlines for the Fall,…

Research Fellowship Program In 2010, SQCC established its Research Fellowship Program, which aims to promote…