Al Zahra College for Women (ZCW) was established in 1999 by decision No 99/388 issued by the Ministry of Higher Education. Al Zahra College for Women started to operate in February 1999 under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education in Oman. The College is affiliated with Al-Ahliyya Amman University (the first private university in Jordan and member of the Arab Private Universities Association).
Al Zahra College for Women is distinguished from its counterparts in that it is an exclusive female college (for Omanis and non- Omanis), and it uses English as a medium of instruction except in the Graphic and Law Departments due to the market needs in the Sultanate of Oman. It is worth mentioning that the College has welcomed to its academic programs a group of students with various special needs (Visual impairment, hearing impairment, and physical disability) and provided them with all facilities they need for their study.