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 06, 2020
Yas Island ‘Safe Zone’ now in place for UFC Fight IslandTM

World-class, international sport took a step closer to a triumphant return to the UAE this week as the ‘safe zone’ for UFC Fight IslandTM has now been secured, with ...

Jul 05, 2020
Safety preparations for UFC Fight IslandTM underway on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Preparations are underway ahead of UFC FIGHT ISLAND, set to take place on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island this summer from July 11 to 26. Over 1,500 event personnel and Yas ...

Jul 02, 2020
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Hosts Virtual Seminar Building a Digital Ecosystem for Knowledge

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award hosted last week a seminar entitled Building a Digital Ecosystem for Knowledge, exploring digital impact on the publishing sector. Modera ...

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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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International Visitor Arrivals

Holiday Arrivals

Jun 2019 - May 2020

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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