What we do

Through our three key sectors: Tourism, Culture and National Library, we work extensively to regulate, support, develop and market Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry through a range of activities aimed at promoting and preserving the emirate’s distinctive heritage and culture.
The Tourism sector is charged with supporting the evolution of Abu Dhabi into a world-class destination, in line with our commitment to conserving, promoting and leveraging Abu Dhabi’s heritage, culture and tourism assets.
Our organisation strives to preserve and promote the emirate’s rich cultural and historic heritage. By sharing Abu Dhabi’s unique legacy through a wide-ranging programme of cultural events, exhibitions and museums, we aim to present the emirate as an international cultural destination.
National Library
Established in 1981, the National Library is one of the UAE’s largest knowledge repositories and a vital resource for intellectuals, scholars and scientists. The National Library is responsible for the establishment of regional, community, children’s and mobile libraries.
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Dec 19, 2018
More than 35,000 visitors descend on World of Food Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi food festival has this week seen the conclusion of World of Food Abu Dhabi with more than 30,000 visitors having visited the event at um Al Emarat Park in ...

Dec 18, 2018
Abu Dhabi Art’s Extended Programme

After its successful main event in November, Abu Dhabi Art’s landmark 10th edition is continuing into the new year with extended exhibitions and new performances tak ...

Dec 13, 2018
15,000 visitors to Festember and Big Grill events get Abu Dhabi Food Festival underway

Abu Dhabi Food Festival 2018 welcomed 15,000 guests last weekend with two major events happening across the city. Festember, an explosion of art, lifestyle and enter ...

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NYE Countdown Village

Showcasing Abu Dhabi to the world as a leading leisure, entertainment and events destination, the New Year’s Eve Countdown Village offers visitors an unparalleled ou ...

Mar 26, 2018
Archaeology Conference 2018

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is pleased to organise 'The Archaeology 2018 Conference' in Al Ain.

Culture Summit Abu Dhabi

Culture Summit is a forum that convenes leaders from the fields of the arts, heritage, media, museums, public policy and technology, to identify ways in which cultur ...

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International Visitor Arrivals

Holiday Arrivals

Mar 2018 - Feb 2019


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