Department of Culture and Tourism

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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.  

Abu Dhabi is at the forefront of the Arabian Gulf’s ambitions to become the leading international alternative winter sun cruise destination.

Served by the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi welcomes leading international cruise lines which offer itineraries originating from Abu Dhabi or visiting the destination as a port-of-call.