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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Jan 20, 2020
Abu Dhabi Set to Launch Spectacular New Global Awards Initiative for the Tourism Industry

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a new award scheme to honour excellence in the travel and tourism industry, with t ...

Dec 22, 2019
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND TOURISM – ABU DHABI BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR THE ‘LARGEST AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) SCREEN’

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT - Abu Dhabi) has just been awarded with the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ (GWR) title for the ‘Largest Augmented Rea ...

Dec 17, 2019
QASR AL HOSN’S MUSALLA WINS TOP AWARD AT WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2019

The capital of the UAE celebrated the start of December with a fantastic accolade as Abu Dhabi’s iconic Al Hosn site won a prestigious international architecture awa ...

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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

Dec 2018 - Nov 2019

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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