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.
Nov 25, 2021
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reveals Longlists for ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’ and ‘Literary and Art Criticism’ Categories

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has revealed th ...

Nov 23, 2021
Year of the 50th National Day Celebrations Set to Bring Festivals, Fireworks and Fun to Abu Dhabi

A spectacular line-up of events to celebrate National Day has been unveiled by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), with residents and ...

Nov 22, 2021
Abu Dhabi’s Holiday Home Operators Invited to Register on New Online System

All holiday home operators in Abu Dhabi have been invited to register their units on the new online system launched by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dh ...

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Oct 2020 - Sep 2021


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