Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi

Who we are

Our Vision

Dignified life for all

Our Mission

To promote a sustainable society and economy that is transparent and responsive to the needs of diverse communities across the emirate of Abu Dhabi through the active participation of all local agencies.

Our Values

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

The Department Of Community Development rests on three main aspirations:

  • 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
Community Engagement and Sports Sector
Community Engagement and Sports Sector

The Community Engagement and Sports sector address participation gaps, licenses for practice, among other...

Community Development Sector
Community Development Sector

The Community Development Sector is responsible for supporting and empowering the role of families and the...

Social Monitoring and Innovation Sector
Social Monitoring and Innovation Sector

The Social Monitoring and Innovation Sector aims to monitor social phenomena across all segments of the...

Registration of Social Care Professionals & Facilities

Registration of Social Care Professionals & Facilities

In order to achieve our vision to ensure "Dignified life for all", the Social Care Quality Division will work to ensure social care services and provided with the highest quality.

The current registration period is an important opportunity for social care service providers (Professionals and Facilities) to participate in developing standards and licensing requirements, by providing the department with accurate information, that reflects the reality of the social care market in Abu Dhabi. The Department will use the outputs of registration to set feasible licensing requirements.

Our Story

Our story

Our Story

The Department of Community Development is committed to the social welfare of everyone who calls Abu Dhabi home. Its foundations are based on the vision of our nation’s Founding Father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who recognised that social welfare and development are important enablers of prosperity and growth. We are guided by the values of respect, credibility, empathy, responsibility, passion for giving and kindness. Our aspiration is to ensure a dignified life for all.

Quality of Life Questionnaire – Abu Dhabi 2019

General Social Survey

Quality of Life Questionnaire – Abu Dhabi 2019

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the life of the community in Abu Dhabi and achieve a ‘Dignified life for all’, the Department of Community Development is launching the second cycle of ‘Quality of Life Questionnaire’ for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.