Annual Fellowship

Research fellowship opportunity for advanced research in Oman.

Annual Study Abroad

Fully funded scholarship to study Arabic in Oman this summer

Indian Ocean

Interactive, map-based classroom resource.

Arabic in DC

Scholarship program
for professionals

SQCC mourns the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, may he rest in peace.

To the people of the beloved homeland in all its districts, to the Arab and Islamic nations and to the world at large. It is with hearts filled with faith in Allah and his Providence, and with great sorrow and deep sadness - yet with complete satisfaction and absolute submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, that the Diwan of Royal Court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, who passed away on Friday, the 14th of Juamada Al-Ula, the 10th of January 2020.

The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman will accept condolences:

14-16 January
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2535 Belmont Road NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

SQCC will be closed Monday 13 January and will reopen on 14 January.


Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC)

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples 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.
The Center is named for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, and was established in 2005. H.E. Hunaina S. Al Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States, serves as Chair of the SQCC Board of Oversight. Ms. Kathleen Ridolfo serves as Executive Director and heads the office in Washington, DC, and Dr. Iman Al Busaidi serves as the Deputy Director in Muscat, Oman. SQCC is funded by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman.

For more information regarding SQCC's programs, scholarships, and resources, please email or call 202-677-3967.

Upcoming Events

The Life of Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Context, Reflections, Perspectives

January 27, 2020 Please join SQCC and NCUSAR for this discussion on the life and legacy of HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

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