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.
Dec 05, 2021
Globally Renowned Caracalla Dance Theatre to Bring Special Golden Jubilee Tribute Show to Cultural Foundation

Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation is set to welcome back the international artistic talents of The Caracalla Dance Theatre with a new performance titled A Journey from ...

Nov 30, 2021
Abu Dhabi’s MICE Industry to Take Centre Stage at IBTM World 2021 Conference in Barcelona

Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is set to fly the flag for the emirate ...

Nov 28, 2021
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Longlist for ‘Translation’ Category

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 ...

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Nov 2020 - Oct 2021


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