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.
Tourism
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.
Culture
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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Sep 16, 2018
The 10th edition of Al Ain Book Fair Cultural Programme Announced

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Ain Region, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT ...

Sep 11, 2018
HE Saif Saeed Ghobash and HE Francisca Méndez Escobar Unveil Jorge Marín’s famous Mexican sculpture ‘Wings of Mexico’ at Manarat Al Saadiyat

The famous sculpture ‘Wings of Mexico’, created by well-known Mexican artist Jorge Marin, was officially unveiled in Abu Dhabi in a special ceremony attended by dign ...

Sep 10, 2018
The Al Ain Book Fair Creativity Corner Presents a Space for Children’s Education and Entertainment

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Ain Region, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT ...

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NYE Countdown Village

Showcasing Abu Dhabi to the world as a leading leisure, entertainment and events destination, the New Year’s Eve Countdown Village offers visitors an unparalleled ou ...

Dar Al Zain Festival

The festival offers a unique experience for family members of all ages in the winter season in Al Ain.

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.

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International Visitor Arrivals

Holiday Arrivals

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

E-services

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