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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Dec 13, 2018
15,000 visitors to Festember and Big Grill events get Abu Dhabi Food Festival underway

Abu Dhabi Food Festival 2018 welcomed 15,000 guests last weekend with two major events happening across the city. Festember, an explosion of art, lifestyle and enter ...

Dec 13, 2018
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Organises Multiple Cultural Events for Al Ain Region

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised a series of cultural events in Al Ain Region for December which combine multiple eve ...

Dec 11, 2018
Bait Al Oud to Present Damascene Colors concert featuring Samer Abou Reslan, The Modern Speech Choir and Aboud Basheer

Bait Al Oud in Abu Dhabi will host a spectacular and unique concert on 14th December which will feature the talents of Bait Al Oud teacher Samer Abou Reslan and the ...

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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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Holiday Arrivals

Nov 2017 - Oct 2018


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