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About Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

The Authority’s mission is to promote the heritage, culture and traditions of Abu Dhabi emirate worldwide. Its activities are designed to support the emirate’s evolution into a world-class, sustainable destination which makes a unique contribution to the global cultural landscape while conserving its singular character and ecosystem.

TCA Abu Dhabi is a multi-faceted organisation with a mandate grounded in Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Economic Vision as laid down by Their Highnesses Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets it internationally through a wide range of activities and major events, aimed at attracting both culturally sensitive visitors and increased investment. While it is busy forging new relationships across the world, the Authority is also focusing on developments at home. A clear priority is to ensure the preservation of Abu Dhabi’s cultural heritage, especially its historic and archaeological sites. However, its focus is not solely on the past. As part of its management of the emirate’s tourism sector, the Authority is also responsible for overseeing the development of the new, landmark museums in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Cultural District, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. It is also committed to supporting an ongoing programme of events and intellectual and artistic activities aimed at nurturing a cultural environment that will be enriching for residents and visitors alike.

Naturally, the co-ordination of such a wide range of activities presents a formidable challenge and the Authority recognizes that its mandate can only be achieved with the support of all its stakeholders. A dedicated outreach programme is under way in the emirate’s schools, colleges and workplaces, explaining the benefits that tourism, and the developments and investment made to support it, can bring to the whole nation. This is an exciting time in the evolution of both Abu Dhabi and its Tourism & Culture Authority. We invite you to join us in contributing to our vision of Abu Dhabi as a global, sustainable destination offering a range of cultural and artistic experiences that is all its own.

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