The Department of Community Development knows that sustainable communities are crucial to a strong and prosperous Abu Dhabi. The Government encourages the development of a collaborative approach to community development, building on combined skills, resources, and commitments to address immediate and long-term challenges and opportunities.

Policies Pillars

Community cooperation and volunteering

Community or Social Support

Community/social Integration


Family Cohesion

National Identity (Nationalism) Public, Cultural and Sports life

Sports and Leisure or Entertainment

Policies Principals

Encourage local leadership and participation of Abu Dhabi residents

Extend Government support to actively enable community development by providing information, expertise, guidance, and other essential resources

Build a community based on cooperation, coordination, and collaboration between civilians and the public and private sectors

Address, integrate, and encourage economic, social, environmental, and cultural understandings

Encourage social inclusion, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, disability, language, or social and economic status

Encourage transparency, accountability, and participation

Define a common vision for the future

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