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Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism regulates, develops and promotes the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as an inspired global destination, rich in cultural authenticity, diverse natural offerings and unparalleled family leisure and entertainment attractions, with the aim of supporting Abu Dhabi’s evolution into a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction.


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What we do

Tourism - Culture - National Library


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 efforts of these public facing delivery areas are supported by shared Marketing & Communications and Business Support Sectors. Our efforts help position Abu Dhabi as a dynamic and fast-evolving global destination, which offers diverse leisure, business, cultural and entertainment experiences for residents and international visitors.


  • Tourism

    The Tourism sector is charged with supporting the evolution of Abu Dhabi into a world-class destination.

  • Culture

    Our organisation strives to preserve and promote the emirate’s rich cultural and historic heritage.

  • National Library

    One of the UAE's largest knowledge repositories and a vital resource for intellectuals, scholars and scientists.

Contact Department of Culture and Tourism

  • Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Headquarters

    Nation Towers Corniche,
    Building B
    PO Box 94000
    Abu Dhabi
    + 971 2 444 0444
    + 971 2 599 5720

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