Events at SQCC

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.

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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.

Past Events

SQCC’s First Outreach Table Event

On Tuesday, June 21, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) hosted a day of outreach to promote the missions of both SQCC and the Embassy of Oman. Posted at two tables outdoors on both sides of the facility, staff and interns shared with passing pedestrians the goals of SQCC as well as the culture of…

SQCC Participated in EuroAsia2023

On Thursday, June 22, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) participated in the EuroAsia 2023 Shorts Series by hosting a screening of two Omani short films and one French short film. SQCC partnered with the Alliance Française of Washington D.C. in the screening of the films to the general public. The films were centered around…

Closed for New Year Hijiri

SQCC is closed on Friday, July 21 in observance of the New Year Hijri. Normal Business hours will resume on Monday, 24 July, 2023

Application Deadline for Arabic Academic Year Program

SQCC’s academic year program application closes on 24 July 11:59pm. For more information email arabic@sqcc org  and visit our Classes section  here

Embassy Adoption Program 2023 Capstone Event with Bancroft Elementary School

SQCC and the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP) concluded the 2022-2023 academic year with Bancroft Elementary School students presenting their Capstone project on 13 June. The presentation opened with the playing of the National Anthem of Oman. Students shared what they learned about Oman during the school year, in the form of PowerPoint presentations. The event…

ASU with SQCC on Accelerating Education

On Thursday 8 June, Arizona State University ASU and the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center SQCC partnered together in hosting an educational event focused on The Acceleration of Higher Education: Mitigating Future Challenges. The event targeted cultural attaches of MENA, South America and Asia, NGOs, and members of educational organizations in DC area. ASU President, Dr….

Passport D.C. Around the World Embassy Tour 2023 at SQCC

On 6 May, SQCC participated in Passport D.C.’s annual Around the World Embassy Tour. Nearly 1300 visitors took part in the remarkable event at SQCC. Visitors toured SQCC’s permanent exhibition, where they learned about traditional Omani attire, sliver work, carpentry, basketry as well as the aflaj irrigation system. Visitors also learned about Omani forts, ships,…

SQCC Participated at Washington DC Travel Show

On 4 – 5 February, SQCC participated in the Washington DC Travel Show, the Largest Series of Travel Shows in the U.S produced by Unicomm, LLC, held at the Washington Convention Center. In addition, SQCC supported Omani tourist companies at the event. Visitors to Oman’s booth learned about the attractive tourism in Oman with its…

SQCC Closed for 4th of July

In observance of Independence Day, 4 July, SQCC will be closed. It will reopen 5 July with normal hours.

SQCC Closed for Eid Al Adha

SQCC will be closed from June 27-30 in observation of Eid Al Adha and will reopen with normal hours on 3 July.