Restaurants and hotels in Dubai will have to replace plastic water bottles with filtered tap water – for FREE – starting next year, as part of a sustainability initiative.
This is keeping in line with the Dubai Food Code 2020, a set of rules and regulations that will be actioned by Dubai Municipality next year.
According to Amal Al Bedwawi, Head of drinking water control unit at Dubai Municipality, you can choose to EITHER buy a bottle of water or opt for filtered tap water.
Interestingly, tap water provided by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is also fit for consumption. However, this depends on whether building pipes and tanks are clean and water sampling has been performed.