The Arab Open University (AOU) first phase was launched in October 2002.

The  University (AOU) is a sustainable development and educational non-profit project. It aims at providing educational opportunities for high school degree holders of all segments of the society regardless of age, gender or religion in order to pursue their higher education.

It strives to hone student’s skills thus reinforcing the labor market with qualified graduates, equipped with myriad capabilities and skills.

Providing high-quality education to all segments of society and providing them with labor market skills through an attractive, advanced technical learning environment, and a flexible educational model that overcomes temporal and spatial barriers; And work to develop the science and knowledge community by providing a stimulating environment for scientific research and an incubator for innovation. And contribute to achieving sustainable development in the local community.​