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.
Nov 12, 2023
Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre Announces Winners of Kanz Al Jeel Award 2023

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) has announced the winners of the Kanz Al Jeel Award 2023, which honours creators and outstanding artistic works that focus ...

Oct 09, 2023
Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Organising 11th GCC Heritage & Oral History Conference in October 2023

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that the 11th GCC Heritage and Oral History Conference will take place on 11 and 12 O ...

Oct 09, 2023
Stunning Light Art Exhibition Set to Illuminate Abu Dhabis Archipelagos and Mangroves in November

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Manar A ...

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