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.
Sep 20, 2021
Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre Launches First-of-its-Kind Research Grant Programme

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a pioneering research grant programme in the f ...

Sep 16, 2021
Cultural Foundation Set to Bring Back Live Performances to Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi’s (DCT Abu Dhabi) Cultural Foundation is set to resume live dance, music and theatre performances in the nation’s c ...

Sep 15, 2021
Newly-established Creative Media Authority ready to take film & TV, gaming and esports industries to the next level

Following the issuance of a law by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of UAE, establishing the Creative Media Authorit ...

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