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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Mar 01, 2020
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Celebrates Opening of Berklee Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) celebrated the opening of Berklee Abu Dhabi with a star-studded public concert on February 29th in ...

Feb 25, 2020
Abu Dhabi Celebrates Record-Breaking Year with More Than 500,000 Cruise Visitors during 2019

After a successful 2019 in which more than 518,000 cruise visitors arrived in emirate, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announce ...

Feb 24, 2020
Abu Dhabi Welcomes Record-Breaking 11.35 Million International Visitors in 2019

Figures collated by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have revealed that the number of international visitors coming to the UAE capit ...

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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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May 2019 - Apr 2020


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