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...

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- 2nd Cycle

General Social Survey

Quality of Life Questionnaire – Abu Dhabi –2019- 2nd Cycle

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 ‘General Social Survey’ for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The survey is designed to identify the needs and aspirations of the community across a range of areas.