Is Abu Dhabi Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.68 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Abu Dhabi Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30% Low
  • Water Pollution 41% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 70% High
  • Water Quality 59% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Abu Dhabi, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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.


The people of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates are among the world''s best people when it comes to taking care of their health. The city is renowned for its excellent water quality and the residents enjoy delicious meals and a wide range of different drinking fountains that promote good health. But what makes a really good tap water?

Tap water in Abu Dhabi is usually treated with chlorine and treated with a fluoride called Campden. This is necessary because the water gets so hot during the distillation process that it tends to kill bacteria. It''s good for cleaning purposes, but not for drinking. There are a lot of myths concerning tap water, and not all of them are true. Here are some of them:

Tap Water Is Really Clean - No, it''s not! Tap water in Abu Dhabi has chlorine, and it''s very difficult to remove, because of its high temperature. Once it evaporates, the minerals that make it really good for cleaning purposes are left behind. You should be aw

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.


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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