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.
SQCC is closed on Friday, July 21 in observance of the New Year Hijri. Normal Business hours will resume on Monday, 24 July, 2023
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
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…
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….
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,…
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…
In observance of Independence Day, 4 July, SQCC will be closed. It will reopen 5 July with normal hours.
SQCC will be closed from June 27-30 in observation of Eid Al Adha and will reopen with normal hours on 3 July.
SQCC and Alliance Française de Washington (AFDC) have partnered for #EuroAsiaShorts Film Festival. Join us for a screening of short films from Oman and France on 22 June at 6:00 pm! This event is FREE and open to the public. Reception to follow. Click here to Register EuroAsia Shorts (EAS) has returned in 2023 with…
On Wednesday 15 March, SQCC hosted students from NewU University in Washington DC who are enrolled in course, Understanding Other Cultures. Students visited SQCC’s library and learned more about Oman through a wide range of publications about cultural heritage, both in English and Arabic. Students were intrigued and asked many questions about the services offered…