Is Abu Dhabi Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$0.68

Can You Drink Tap Water in Abu Dhabi?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 98% of United Arab Emirates cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

What do people in Abu Dhabi think about the tap water?

Abu Dhabi’s tap water is perfectly safe to drink, though most residents won’t drink it. It is desalinated water, so it has a slight taste and doesn’t contain the normal mineral content of other water.

What Do People In Abu Dhabi Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Abu Dhabi have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data.

A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility30%Low
Water Pollution41%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility70%High
Water Quality59%Moderate

Tap water by country

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  • Water Quality Rating:
  • < 20%
  • 20% - 39%
  • 40% - 59%
  • 60% - 79%
  • 80% - 100%

Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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