Welcome to the official website of the Arabic cultural centre in Belgrade, Serbia!
Arabic cultural centre is an independent, non-profit, non-government organisation in Belgrade, founded at the beginning of 2017 by Arabic language and literature graduates. Our goal is fostering cultural cooperation and exchange between the Republic of Serbia and Arab countries, through the promotion of the Arab culture, customs and traditions, language and literature, as well as events in the fields of contemporary art and culture. Furthermore, the activities of the Centre are aimed at creating better connections between Serbian students and students from the Arab countries and creating opportunities for their engagement and gaining experience at the Centre.
Currently, the Arab world consists of more than 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, where Arabic is the official language. The Arabic language belongs to the Semitic branch of languages and is the fourth most spoken native language in the world. It is also the official language in organisations such as the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and the African Union.
In the Middle Ages, the Arab civilisation contributed to the development of many sciences, by bringing their knowledge and new discoveries to Europe and the other parts of the world. These influences are noticeable, not only in the European languages and scientific terminology but also in the practices they brought which are still used today, especially in the fields of medicine, philosophy, astronomy, astrology, mathematics and algebra.
Today, some parts of the Arab world are affected by conflicts, which has had a negative effect on the whole picture of Arab culture worldwide. Therefore, our goal is to educate the Serbian and regional audience about the beauty of the Arabic language, culture and its rich heritage.
In order to achieve our goals, we organise Arabic language courses, concerts, film screenings, theatre performances, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, seminars and other cultural and art events.