Supporting Local Culture

Supporting Local Culture

ADCB works with partners throughout the Emirates to deliver initiatives that promote positive social and economic outcomes for people in our communities. This work reinforces UAE values, supports UAE national causes and celebrates UAE heritage.

Emirates Foundation for Youth Development


ADCB has partnered with Emirates Foundation for Youth Development to support programmes that improve the welfare of youth. These programmes focus on social inclusion, leadership, empowerment and community involvement. Partnership programmes also address regional concerns such as financial literacy, disadvantaged females, and UAE nationals with special needs.

For more information about our work with the Emirates Foundation to promote financial literacy in the UAE, visit the Financial Literacy section.

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

ADCB sponsors the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival each December to pay homage to the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, and to honour the rulers of the seven Emirates. Located at the Al Wathba Desert Camp, the festival celebrates UAE culture through folklore dances, traditional shopping, horse and camel riding, and sumptuous dishes from the region. We have also hosted a VIP hospitality suite as well as a majlis tent for children and families that featured arts and crafts, stilt walkers, and many more creative and fun activities.