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 28, 2022
Immersive New Manarat Al Saadiyat Exhibition Reflects on Abu Dhabi and the UAE in the 1990s

Art-lovers with an interest in nostalgia will not want to miss the chance to step back in time at the latest immersive exhibition organised by the Department of Cult ...

Jan 26, 2022
UAE Capital to Celebrate Culinary Excellence with Launch of 50 Best Week Abu Dhabi

In celebration of Abu Dhabi hosting the inaugural Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards on 7 February, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu ...

Jan 23, 2022
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Creates Comprehensive COVID-19 Travel Guidelines for Inbound Travellers

: As cooler temperatures attract more visitors to Abu Dhabi this winter season, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has released a comp ...

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Dec 2020 - Nov 2021


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