Welcome to the British Council Oman!

I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the British Council operation in Oman and have been Director here since 2018.

At the British Council, we build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and Oman through arts and culture, education and the English language.

The British Council was established in 1934 as the United Kingdom’s official organisation for cultural relations. We have been active in Oman since 1972 and over the years, thousands, both in Oman and in the UK, have benefited from learning opportunities and intercultural experiences.

At present, we have a diverse and talented team of over 70 staff, running innovative programmes across our core areas of English, Education and Science, Arts and Sport to support Oman’s 2040 vision.

We work with trusted governmental organisations, top educational institutions and leading corporations and are continuing to create new partnerships and new learning opportunities. We believe this work plays a vital role in creating deeper, more inclusive relationships between people in our two countries. 

We also see our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion as one of the principal reasons for our continued success, and we are proud to share this experience and expertise with partners and customers throughout Oman.

This website strives to offer all users a good level of accessibility, with content available in both Arabic and English and the layout designed for those who are blind or visually impaired. If you have any problems using our website, or wish to comment on the accessibility, please contact accessibility@britishcouncil.org.

I hope that we can also create an opportunity for you. Use this site to find out more about our work and how we can help you make your own UK/Oman connections.

If you would like more information, or you’d like to share something with us, just drop us an email, or get in touch through one of our social media channels.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Helen Mehta

Country Director Oman