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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Nov 26, 2020
This Winter, Treat Yourself in Abu Dhabi with Exclusive Offers and Discounts

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of its winter tourism campaign, Treat Yourself, bringing exclusive offers ...

Nov 25, 2020
Al Ain Cultural Programme Returns with Series of Virtual Events and Workshops for Winter

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced a new series of virtual events and workshops, as part of the Al Ain Cultural Programm ...

Nov 24, 2020
Cultural Foundation Adds New Exhibition Series to its Visual Arts Programme

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a series of new art exhibitions at the Cultural Foundation as part of its visual arts ...

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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.

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International Visitor Arrivals

Holiday Arrivals

Oct 2019 - Sep 2020


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