Dubai Can | Free refill water, 34 locations, safe or not ? – All you need to know

What is Dubai Can?

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, launched ‘Dubai Can’, an initiative to encourage residents and visitors to ditch their single-use plastic bottles and refill their own bottles from over 34 public water stations across Dubai. The water at the public stations will be kept at a temperature of 10°C to offer people a refreshing, clean and safe alternative.

Is this water safe for drinking?

Yes. All water stations across the city will adhere to municipal, healthcare and federal regulations. This includes providing clean and safe drinking water, which will be tested in accordance with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), GCC and World Health Organization (WHO) standards.

Where can we find water refill stations in Dubai?

These are over 34 locations across Dubai with refillable water stations :

  1. Expo 2020
  2. Bluewater Island
  3. Dubai Marina
  4. Al Gharbi Street
  5. The Beach
  6. Sky Dive Dubai
  7. Dubai Marina Promenade
  8. Dubai Marina Walk
  9. Dubai Harbour
  10. Palm West Beach
  11. Al Ittihad Park
  12. Dubai Marina Mall
  13. Palm West Beach
  14. Hand West Coastline
  15. JLT Park
  16. The Greens and Views
  17. Al Barsha Pond Park
  18. Souq Madinat Jumeirah
  19. Mall Of the Emirates metro station
  20. A4 Space
  21. Executive Towers
  22. City Walk
  23. La Mer
  24. Burj Park
  25. Dubai World Trade Centre
  26. Zabeel Park
  27. Dragon Mart
  28. Al Ghubaiba Metro Station
  29. Al Shindagha Historical District
  30. Gold Souk
  31. Al Seef
  32. City Centre Deira Metro Station
  33. Dubai Festival City
  34. Quranic Park

What kind of water do the Dubai Can refill stations provide?

The water you will get from a Dubai Can refill station is very similar to what you would get from a typical bottle of local, branded water – which is also similar to filtered tap water. The process of desalination removes unhealthy impurities from water at its source, with another layer of filtration at the refill station.

What is the goal for Dubai Can?

The goal of Dubai Can is to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic. The reason behind that goal? We need to act now to help our planet. Across the globe we have created more plastic waste in 10 years than during the previous century combined – and 40% of all plastic waste in the UAE is single-use (Environment Agency).