Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most unusual places to travel in the world. However, it still attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to experience this hypersaline phenomenon. Bordering Jordan to the east and Israel to the west, the Dead Sea has become one of the top attractions in the Middle East today. So, get ready to take a soothing dip in the biggest free spa in the world, explore its wildlife and history. Lastly, don’t forget to visit a Mediterranean kitchen and delight your tastebuds with exciting new flavors.

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  • The Dead Sea is 434m below sea level, which makes it the lowest place on earth. This means that the air is richer in oxygen, the sun doesn’t burn your skin and you get to see some rare animals. 
  • The Dead Sea is almost 10 times saltier than ordinary seawater. This is simply because there is no way for water to get out of the lake since there’s only one main tributary, which is river Jordan. So, it is forced to evaporate.
  • The high salt and mineral content in the water have powerful healing properties with natural treatments for acne, psoriasis, arthritis, and cellulite. In fact, the deeper you go, the more concentrated it gets, so tourists usually like to float on the top.
  • Dead Sea mud is as famous as the water itself as its deposits are rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium. 
  • The Dead Sea was also home to significant archeological findings. The Dead Sea Scrolls contain some of the oldest copies of the Hebrew Bible and tourists can visit museums to see them.

Dead Sea Beaches and Spas – Beaches and Spas are the two main attractions of the Dead Sea. On the Israeli shore, the best place to visit is Ein Bolek Beach. This public beach offers a variety of free amenities such as shades, open-air showers,  changing rooms, toilets, and nighttime lighting for great ambiance. 

Masada National Park– Masada National Park is one of the go-to places to visit in the Dead Sea. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site and contains artifacts that offer a vivid introduction into the site’s history and archaeology, specifically Biblical prayers, texts, and scrolls that played a big part in understanding the beginnings of Christianity. 

Alexander the Great Beach Hotel – If you’re looking for a place to relax with a stunning view, look no further. Alexander the Great Beach Hotel features a seafront location just a few minutes away from central Paphos. The 4-star hotel overlooks a Blue Flag certified sandy beach and harbor, along with on-site restaurants, pools, and air-conditioned rooms. 

Ein Gedi Nature Reserve – If you’re been on a desert or jungle safari, you’d love Ein Gedi Nature reserve.  You can find enchanting desert oases,  spring-fed canyons, year-round waterfalls, and rare animals while cruising around on Highway 90, the lowest road on earth. 

Taj Mahal Restaurant – Despite its Indian-inspired name, this Bedouin-style tent restaurant serves Middle Eastern cuisine such as grilled meat and curries. Many locals claim that it is a must-visit eatery and will leave you with a memorable experience. 

So, get your passport, travel planner, and gear ready. The dead sea is calling, and you must go. 

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