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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Oct 15, 2019
Landmark World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress Launches in Abu Dhabi

The 12th edition of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) began today in Abu Dhabi, with a host of dignitaries, industry leaders and VIPs in ...

Oct 08, 2019
Abu Dhabi to Host Comité Colbert for Series of Initiatives Celebrating French Luxury in the 21st Century

Abu Dhabi is set to host the Comité Colbert, a grouping of 84 French luxury houses and 16 cultural institutions, as its presents Flânerie Colbert Abu Dhabi, French L ...

Oct 08, 2019
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi organises Multaqa Fikra for authors, illustrators and libraries

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) organised the second edition of the Multaqa Fikra (Idea Forum) on 5 October, hosting a group of aut ...

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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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Sep 2018 - Aug 2019


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