Bottled water or straight from the tap - which is safest?
Time Out Dubai staff
Tap water in the city is desalinated, which can affect those with sensitive stomachs, but it is safe to drink. Bottled water is very popular in the city, with every restaurant serving only bottles with sparkling and still selections, despite the fact that many expats here drink tap water regularly. If you’re concerned about drinking out of the tap nonetheless, you will find lots of cheap bottled water at supermarkets, or simply buy a water filter/purifier from your nearby supermarket.