The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan once said, ‘A nation without a past is a nation without a present or a future. Our nation has a flourishing civilisation, deep-rooted in this land for many centuries. These roots will always thrive and bloom in the present and in the nation’s anticipated future.’
We are extremely proud of the millennia of rich history and deep cultural heritage that are reputational hallmarks of Abu Dhabi. As such, our mission at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is twofold: to sustain the cultural heritage and identity of our emirate while promoting our understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, music and other modern forms of culture to an international audience.
The Department achieves these goals by sharing Abu Dhabi’s unique museum legacy; fostering its wide-ranging conservation efforts, cultural events and exhibitions; and collaborating with and learning from other cultures around the world.
HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak
Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
2017 Annual Report