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.
Jul 07, 2022
Abu Dhabi to Celebrate Eid Al-Adha with Spectacular Adventures, Festivals and Experiences

Abu Dhabi will create an exciting line-up of festive experiences this Eid Al-Adha, offering residents and visitors a weekend packed with unmissable events, from imme ...

Jun 30, 2022
Fifteen Renowned Abu Dhabi Establishments Receive First Ever Urban Treasures Accolade

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has officially unveiled at a special ceremony the 15 recipients of the 2021 Urban Treasures Award — ...

Jun 28, 2022
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Launches Revamped Training Calendar to Attract and Nurture Talent in Emirate’s Tourism Sector

As part of its mandate to promote tourism as a rewarding career option for Emiratis and UAE-based professionals, and to develop those already working in the private ...

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