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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Jul 19, 2018
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Wins PATA Accolade for Best Destination Campaign

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has been awarded a top honour at the annual Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards for its d ...

Jul 18, 2018
Something for the ‘Superheroes’ and Dance Music Fans at Abu Dhabi Summer Season next week

Abu Dhabi Summer Season’s (ADSS) extensive entertainment programme continues next week with a host of activities for all ages, including dance music extravaganza UNI ...

Jul 18, 2018
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi launches Zayed Generation Camp at Al Ain Palace Museum

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Zayed Generation Camp, an upcoming initiative to encourage children to strengthen ...

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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

May 2017 - April 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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