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.
Tourism
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.
Culture
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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May 15, 2018
Department Of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi to Lead Delegation to ITB China in Bid to Boost Inbound Tourism

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will lead a delegation of partners and stakeholders to the ITB China event later this month in a bi ...

Apr 30, 2018
DCT- Abu Dhabi organises a live demonstration featuring a mural painting of Sheikh Zayed at Central Park in New York

The live demonstration of the painting of the late Sheikh Zayed's mural on glass witnessed a huge turnout at the 14th Zayed International Charity Marathon

Apr 23, 2018
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Visits Abu Dhabi Pavilion at Arabian Travel Market 2018

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and First Deputy Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council

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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 ...

Dar Al Zain Festival

The festival offers a unique experience for family members of all ages in the winter season in Al Ain.

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.

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International Visitor Arrivals

Holiday Arrivals

March 2017 - February 2018

E-services

Welcome to the E-Services portal. Designed for all strategic partners, stakeholders and the public, this online portal collects all of our useful applications, systems and catalogues in one place to make it easier for you to find the service you need. Find out more

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