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Department of Community Development

As the custodian of Abu Dhabi’s social sector agenda, we strive to raise the quality of services in the sector, create an inclusive and cohesive society in the Emirate, provide opportunities and …

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In line with our vision of promoting and ensuring a “Dignified life for all”, we are constantly monitoring the social care practice in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and are keen on ensuring that the highest quality of service is provided by competent, qualified and licensed practitioners ...

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Volunteering in Abu Dhabi

The Volunteering Policy in Abu Dhabi promotes a culture of Volunteering to enhance social cohesion and benefit the community as a whole, through increasing volunteering engagement and participation ...

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Frequently asked questions

What are the main segments DCD focuses on?

The Department of Community Development serves all groups of society, especially those with special needs (people of determination). This includes but is not limited to those with disabilities, the elderly, youth, women, orphans, families, and children.

How can I apply for a job?

By sending an email to or by visiting the “apply for job” page here.

How can I contact the Department of Community Development, or submit a proposal?

You can contact us through our toll-free number: 800555.

What is the strategy of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi?

The Department of Community Development works towards three main ambitions:

  • A decent standard of living for every member of the community
  • A tolerant and inclusive society founded on cohesive families
  • An active and responsible community

What is the Department’s role in Community Development?

The Department of Community Development plays a central role in organising and coordinating the contributions of individuals, governmental entities, NGOs and private corporations through a range of initiatives.

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