Abu Dhabi: The Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi (DCT-Abu Dhabi) has started accepting nominations for the third round of Urban Treasures until December 18, 2023.
They are calling on the public to submit their nominations for the upcoming edition of the Urban Treasures program, which acknowledges the enduring businesses that have played a significant role in shaping Abu Dhabi’s cityscape and culture.
Members of the public are welcome to nominate any establishment operating in the emirate for more than 20 years that they believe has historical and social significance. The awarded establishments will be announced in 2024.
If you happen to own or know of a long-standing business or establishment based in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, or the Al Dhafra region, such as a café, restaurant, bakery, shop, tailor, perfumery, bookstore, jeweler, or other establishment that has been serving our emirate for two decades or more, we encourage you to step forward and nominate it to be recognized and awarded.
The Urban Treasures awards include a variety of benefits, including branded promotional kits to highlight their Urban Treasures designation among residents and tourists and other forms of support.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism is an agency of the Government of Abu Dhabi established in February 2012 by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, to replace Abu Dhabi’s two main tourism and culture agencies, the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.