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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The Department of Culture of Tourism – Abu Dhabi Selects Germany as Guest of Honour for Abu Dhabi International Book Fair for 2021

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has revealed that Germany will be the Guest of Honour for the 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi Interna ...

Oct 20, 2019
Abu Dhabi Pearl: The World’s Oldest Known Natural Pearl Discovered on Marawah Island

The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) archaeologists working at a Neolithi ...

Oct 20, 2019
Abu Dhabi Wins Best Middle East Destination at Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Abu Dhabi won first place in the Best Destination – Middle East category for the second consecutive time at the Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2019. The a ...

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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

Nov 2018 - Oct 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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