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.
Feb 24, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announces Culture Summit 2021’s theme, ‘The Cultural Economy and the Economy of Culture’

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that the next edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, a leading global forum which explo ...

Feb 15, 2021
Abu Dhabi Wins Prestigious China MICE Industry Accolade for its Successful Marketing Efforts

The Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) has made a successful start to 2021 by winning the ‘Best Marketing Destination’ award at the MICE China Forum ...

Feb 14, 2021
MAKTABA Celebrates UAE Innovation Month with Special Programme of Virtual Events

MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a special programme to mark the sixth edition of the UAE Innovation Month f ...

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