Dubai and the entire UAE is a desert area and it is difficult to manage the fresh water requirement of the local population and the continuously expanding expat population without the use of modern technology. Dubai is located at the coast of Persian (or Arabian) Gulf and there is no shortage of sea water in the country. This sea water is used in Dubai after the application of most modern desalination process. The govt. provides fresh and clean water to all the residents. But this is not considered completely pure and clean as bacterial contamination is also expected in the tap water.
To solve this issue, they are also encouraging private sector to invest in the business of water purification business. There are several water purification companies operating in Dubai but there is still lot of room and opportunities for setting up new water purification companies in Dubai as the population of Dubai is increasing continuously due to increase in business opportunities for expats. It is also expected to rise considerably in the near future and it is difficult for the govt. to fulfill the requirement of fresh water for the continuously increasing population of Dubai. The govt. has established the department of ESMA (Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology) which is the authority that registers water purification companies in UAE.
Despite the presence of govt. supply of fresh water, people are not quite satisfied by its quality due to the taste. There are also concerned about the tap water that it is harmful for hair and skin. Expats of European descendants are especially vulnerable to this problem. This issue has increased the popularity of ‘shower filters’. These people want to achieve the purity of water by using such filters that ensures to provide completely clean and pure water, free from bacteria and other polluted agents.
Another important factor that enhances the chances of business growth of water purification companies in Dubai is the disliking of plastic bottles by many people due to health and safety reasons. Several big companies provide water in such bottles that may contain a chemical, Bisphenol A. Bottled water is not only expensive but it can also be harmful if the plastic bottle is left in scorching heat of Dubai. Many people are switching from the waters present in these bottles and ordinary tap to the filtered tap water. Purification not only removes harmful microbes but also heavy metals like lead and arsenic. Currently, a non-profit organization, Drop It, is also running a campaign against the use of bottled water in UAE.
This is a clear indication that the prospects of growth of water purification companies, as a result of increase in population and awareness among them regarding ordinary tap water and bottled water, is growing in Dubai. This is the best time to invest in such type of business in Dubai due to low competition as currently there are less numbers of water purification companies in UAE as compared to the requirement according to the continuous rise in their demand.
If you are interested in the formation of such company in Dubai, then you can consult Riz & Mona Consultancy. We will help you in setting up the water purification company by going through the complete registration process for company formation. You can contact us via our email address [email protected]