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.
May 08, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Expands Retail Abu Dhabi Calendar for 2021

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced plans to boost the recovery of the emirate’s tourism industry by rolling out a series ...

May 04, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to Launch Three New Cultural Heritage Initiatives

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a new series of cultural initiatives, including the Abu Dhabi Register of Artisans ...

Yas Island Firework Extravaganza Set to Light Up Eid al-Fitr

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, with the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), will mark the o ...

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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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