Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism
دائرة الثقافة و السياحة
|Formation||October 2, 2012|
|Merger of||Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage|
Department of Culture & Tourism was established in February 2012 by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates, to replace Abu Dhabi's two main tourism and culture agencies; Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.
The new authority's objective is to preserve and manage the art and cultural heritage of the emirate and develop tourism and future museum projects such as Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Louvre Abu Dhabi Museums.
The authority is a merge between three, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage; an institution which was responsible of preservation of cultural heritage, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and cultural department of Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC); one of the private developers in culture tourism in the emirate.
The merge was ordered by executive council and Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan was appointed as chairman to oversees the emergence of the new authority leveraging his experience as chairman of former TDIC’s Cultural Department.
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