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More than 100 online specialized courses ranging from culture and tourism management to business-related topics with new courses added regularly. We draw on the expertise and research of specialist partners from the creative and cultural industries, tourism and management.

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For DCT EMPLOYEES

DCTACADEMY aims to create a skilled and agile Emirati workforce through scalable, easy-to-access, and bilingual workflow learning. Our offerings target existing and emerging priority skill gaps in DCT's core sectors and provide free access to mentorship with renowned experts in the field of arts, museums, heritage, and tourism.

DISCOVERING CREATIVE CAREERS

DCTACADEMY offers students interested in studying or working in museums, galleries, libraries, and tourism a series of introductory learning videos on possible career paths in the creative industries.

SUPPORTING TEACHERS

DCTACADEMY offers many resources to support educators and teachers incorporate learning about art, museums, history, and culture into their teaching practice.

Putting together hot topics and big trends in the field of museums, libraries, tourism, and management to keep you informed of the latest. Stay informed. Be prepared.

We created this category to keep you informed about policies and procedures from DCT’s departments. From procurement procedures to DCT’s scope of work, we offer you engaging content to make your life easier and your KPIs achieved.

This category includes skills required for managing collections central to any initiative, whether tangible or intangible, found in museums or libraries. Choose practical courses ranging from acquisition to care and conservation, as well as digital documentation and research around the collection.

DCTACADEMY offers this interdisciplinary learning track that offers engaging content encompassing the performing, fine and applied art, drama, film, philosophy, literature among other forms.

Cultural Heritage refers to the cultural aspects like heritage sites, monuments, folklore, traditional activities, and practices, language, and cuisine considered vital to be preserved for future generations. Choose from an exciting array of content designed to help you reskill and upskill the sustainable managing of DCT’s cultural heritage resources.

Welcome to the world of DCT, Abu Dhabi! This track provides you with sneak peek into our world, the team, our exciting projects and programs.

In the world of marketing, standards and trends are ever-changing. Upskill yourself in how to visually story-tell content, optimize your digital marketing channels, and acquire a visitor-first mindset. Make Abu Dhabi an unforgettable brand.

From optimizing your department’s processes, tools, and standards to managing resources and leading effectively, this category is your go-to learning track for business essentials.

DCTACADEMY offers niche content developed by renounced experts in the creative industries field on issues and practices related to collections management, interpretation, audiences and exhibitions in museums, galleries and libraries.

Get access to the latest knowledge and approaches to providing the highest quality of experience for Abu Dhabi’s visitors; and to manage the impacts of tourism on the community and environment. Join us on this learning journey to helps you collectively ensure the viability of our destination now, and for the future.

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SPECIALIZED COURSES


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DCT World – Part One

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Getting To Know The Employee Management Cycle

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Introduction to PR in ADERP

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Learning and Engagement in Museums

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Preserving Manuscripts

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Sustainable Tourism

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The World of Curation

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Understanding Cultural Heritage

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Working Remotely

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Accessibility of Space

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Basic Emirati Sign Language

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Business Etiquette & Professionalism

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Digital Marketing 101

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Documenting Museums in the Region

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From Colleague to Manager

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Leading Remotely

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Marketing for Culture

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Protocol 2.0

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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

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Cultural Heritage And Economic Development

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Curatorial and Research

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Meet Our Experts and Contributors

Arwa Bardan

Gaetano Palumbo

Dr Gretchen Larsen

Barbara Henry

Salama Al Shamsi

Qasr Al Hosn & Historic Sites Director

Reem Fadda

Acting Abu Dhabi Culture Sites Director

Omar Al Kaabi

Al Ain & Al Dhafra Historic & Culture Sites Section Head

Shaikha AlMehairi

Library Management Department Director

Mubarak Al Shamisi

Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau Director