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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Sep 15, 2020
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announces a virtual GCC Heritage and Oral History Conference for 2020

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the eighth GCC Heritage and Oral History Conference will take place virtually on 22 S ...

Sep 15, 2020
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s MAKTABA to Host More than 100 Virtual Workshops during September

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi can confirm that its library management department, MAKTABA, will be broadcasting more than 100 virtual workshops a ...

Sep 14, 2020
‘We Read for Children’ Initiative to Feature Popular Emirati and Arab Personalities during September and October

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced that its Kalima Reading Club’s ‘We Read for Children’ initiative will see the participati ...

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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

Aug 2019 - Jul 2020

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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