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 services for all individuals in Abu Dhabi to grow economically and socially, build integrated communities, and ensure a decent standard of living for all members of the community.

Our Vision

Dignified life for all.

Our Mission

To promote a sustainable society and economy that is transparent and responsive to the needs of Abu Dhabi’s diverse and growing community, through the active participation of all local agencies.


We are guided by the values of respect, credibility, empathy, responsibility, passion for giving, and kindness.

The Department of Community Development works towards five main objectives:

  • Provision of suitable social protection enablers
  • Cohesive Families
  • Inclusive Societies
  • Nurture a multi-cultural cohesive society.
  • Raise the level of physical activity and community sports.


1-Financially stable individuals

  • Social Protection
    Safety net to all Emiratis and advocating for dignified conditions for all.

2-Resilient and caring families

  • Family planning and cohesion
    Informed choices to build caring and cohesive family bonds across generations.
  • Family prosperity
    Resilient and financially secure families

3-Inclusive, active, and cohesive society

  • Sports
    Active lifestyles across communities
  • Active & responsible community
    High community engagement and volunteering supported by a robust non-profit ecosystem.
  • Identity & social cohesion
    Cohesive society that is rooted in Abu Dhabi values and that celebrates its diversity.
  • Inclusion & empowerment
    Empowered and included vulnerable and underrepresented groups to drive social contribution.

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