Dubai hotels and dental clinics have water tested

The Dubai Municipality launched a drive last month in a bid to ensure the safety of the water used by hotels and dental clinics.

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The Dubai Municipality launched a drive last month in a bid to ensure the safety of the water used by hotels and dental clinics.

According to Al Ittihad, The National's sister publication, Hafiz Ghuloum, the head of the Health Control Department at Dubai Municipality said a total of 628 hotels and 487 dental clinics were inspected.

The inspection team collected samples from the swimming pools, water-cooled air-conditioning systems and water tanks which were sent to labs to ensure they did not contain harmful substances.

The inspections also ensured that health clubs, spas and beauty salons at the hotels are properly licensed and comply with the health and safety requirements.

Mr Ghuloum added that the municipality also launched a campaign at workers’ compounds across the emirate to ensure their compliance with health and living condition regulations.

Last month alone, 100 of these compounds were slapped with fines totalling Dh328,000 for lack of hygiene and maintenance and overcrowding.

Last month, 123 hair salons in Bur Dubai and Deira were fined a total of Dh109,000 for their non-compliance with health standards.

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