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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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Quality of Life Questionnaire

The Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi launched the third cycle of the "Quality of Life Questionnaire", a key measurement tool for the development of the societal and governmental sectors’ …

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Social Innovation Talks "Real Issues ... Real Impact"

Is the region's platform for discussions on Social Innovation to raise awareness about the importance of social innovation to the lives of members of society and enable them to find innovative solutions to various social issues and address social challenges that are difficult to solve by traditional methods

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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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Social Care Professional Licensing

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 ...


Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination 2020-2024

Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination 2020 - 2024, approved by the Executive Council, was launched with the aim of activating the role of People of Determination in society and of making the Emirate of Abu Dhabi an inclusive and well-prepared city for People of Determination by 2024

Community Development

Family Care Authority

The Authority was established in Abu Dhabi to provide specialized and centralized services in response to families’ needs in the emirate. It achieves this by consolidating efforts after studying the circumstances of Abu Dhabi’s

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Licensing of Non-Governmental Organization

In line with our vision to provide a "dignified life for all members of the Community", the Department of Community Development is responsible for granting initial approvals and licensing public interest associations and civil society foundations in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulating decisions.

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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