Department of Culture and Tourism

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.
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Feb 25, 2018
Sheikh Zayed Book Award launches Translation Initiative

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced the launch of a Translation Initiative in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair N.Y branch, aiming to support publishing hou ...

Feb 20, 2018
Department Of Culture & Tourism - Abu Dhabi And Paris Sorbonne University Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) to cooper ...

Feb 18, 2018
Visitors Enjoy Traditional Arabian Experiences with unique My Heritage, My Responsibility event organised at the Al Ain Palace Museum

As part of the Al Ain Cultural Programme organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the final instalment of the My Heritage, My Responsibility s ...

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Apr 09, 2018
CultureSummit Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will be site of a high-level international summit that will bring together leaders from the worlds of government, the arts and media to address the role cu ...

Mar 26, 2018
Archaeology Conference 2018

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is pleased to organise 'The Archaeology 2018 Conference' in Al Ain.

Abu Dhabi Food Festival

The Abu Dhabi Food Festival hosts international and local chefs as they demonstrate their skills in creating culinary delights to suit every palate.

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International Visitor Arrivals

Holiday Arrivals

November 2016 - October 2017


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