About MCYCD



About The Ministry

The Ministry of Culture and Youth works to enrich the cultural ecosystem in the UAE through:

  • Supporting the country's cultural, arts and heritage institutions
  • Providing a platform for artistic talent and innovation
  • Promoting cross-cultural dialogues
  • Delivering dynamic productions and experiences that represent the UAE's flourishing and diverse cultural landscape on the national and international levels
The Ministry has two pioneering national mandates, these are:
  • Preserving cultural achievements and developing knowledge as an element of sustainability and a pillar of a knowledge based economy.
  • Supporting cultural and artistic activities and production of knowledge in the UAE, conserving tangible and intangible heritage, encouraging art movements, and raising awareness of educational and social roles, in partnership with national and international cultural and arts institutions.