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.
Oct 20, 2021
Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre to Debut at the 73rd Frankfurt International Book Fair

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, part of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is preparing to debut at the 2021 Frankfurt Internat ...

Oct 20, 2021
Cultural Foundation Unveils New Series of Exhibitions, Short Films and Installations

Today Abu Dhabi's Cultural Foundation unveiled brand-new exhibitions, art installations and short films which showcase and celebrate the UAE’s storied history, inspi ...

Oct 20, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Unveils Smart Systems to Enhance Customer and Partner Experiences

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled smart systems and platforms aimed at enhancing its administrative and operational proc ...

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