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.
Jan 24, 2021
Emirati and Israeli Short Films to be Showcased by Al Qattara Cinema at Groundbreaking Virtual Screening Event

The Al Qattara Cinema will mark a historic step in the growing strength of Emirati-Israeli relations with the film event for the first time bringing together filmmak ...

Jan 21, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Announces New Line-up of Artists for Art Space

An inspiring new line up of artists is unveiled this week for Art Space, an initiative organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) ...

Jan 19, 2021
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Adds Five New Languages to its Website

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) at the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has announced ...

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Dec 2019 - Nov 2020


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