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Is Dhahran Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Dhahran?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Dhahran.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Saudi Arabia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

When we talk about tap water in Saudi Arabia, we believe that it is safe and pure. But, actually, the opposite is true. As a matter of fact, it is not safe or pure unless it has gone through the chlorination process. For those who are aware of this process, they may wonder what all of the fuss is about.

The process of chlorination is used to purify tap water so that it can be used for drinking and for other domestic purposes. In some countries like the United States, Canada and Australia, the water is treated using chlorination before it can be released for use. But, in Saudi Arabia, the water is treated even before it goes through the chlorination process. So, how is this possible? The answer is very simple.

During the time that the country was under Islamic rule, they did not have access to the modern technology that we are now used to in our homes. Hence, they had to come up with a solution on their own. This is when the process of distillation came

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.53 in USD (1.5-liter)


Dhahran tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31% Low
  • Water Pollution 41% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 69% High
  • Water Quality 59% Moderate

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

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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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