Recent Events


The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) regularly cosponsors events with other institutions around Washington, D.C. and across the U.S. SQCC participates in festivals and workshops with other organizations in order to fulfill its mission of educating Americans about Omani culture and supporting cross cultural exchange between the US and Oman. These events range from our SQCC annual conference, held in partnership with a different university each year, to multicultural festivals and events hosted by organizations like the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries (Washington, D.C.), Arab Festival Orlando (Orlando, FL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York City, NY). SQCC also annually holds a booth at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference, where SQCC promotes its Indian Ocean in World History website, a free classroom resource, to K-12 educators.

Please check out our photo gallery and the links below to learn more about our previous events.
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SQCC Hosts the 2019 Around the World Embassy Tour

Saturday, May 4, 2019
On 4 May, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center opened its doors for Passport D.C. and the annual Around the World Embassy Tour for the fifth time.





SQCC Hosts Afternoon Arts & Crafts for Adults - Majmar Painting

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
On 30 April, guests came to SQCC to learn about the traditional Omani majmar (clay brazier for heating frankincense).





SQCC Welcomes Members from the Foreign Service Institute

Friday, April 12, 2019
Members from the Foreign Service Institute at SQCC





Poetry and Prose Lecture with Professor Kevin Blankinship - Dust's Embrace: Al-Ma'arri and the Art of Dying in Classical Arabic

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Thursday, April 4, 2019
On April 3, at 6 pm, SQCC hosted its first poetry presentation in the Poetry and Prose Series for 2019. Our honored guest of the evening was Dr. Kevin Blankinship, Assistant Professor of Arabic at Brigham Young University. The title of his lecture was "Dust's Embrace: Al-Ma'arri and the Art of Dying in Classical Arabic Literature".





Visit of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School to SQCC

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Visit of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School to SQCC





Umm an-Nar Mortuary Landscape at Dahwa with Dr. Kimberly Willliams

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Umm an-Nar Mortuary Landscape at Dahwa with Dr. Kimberly Willliams





Film Night at SQCC: Sooty Falcons of Oman

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Film Night at SQCC: Sooty Falcons of Oman





SQCC Participated at the McKinley Technology High School 5th Annual International Embassy Day

Thursday, March 14, 2019
SQCC at the McKinley Technology High School





Wakefield High School and Washington Lee High School Arabic students visit SQCC

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wakefield High School and Washington Lee High School Arabic students visit SQCC





Discover Oman Day at KID Museum 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Discover Oman Day at KID Museum 2019






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