Dead Sea

  • Site type: Wellness
  • Time to visit: Flexible

The lowest spot on earth at 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the world’s greatest natural spa.

The water is 10 times saltier than normal sea water, making it very buoyant – allowing you to float with ease and the air is highly oxygenated and the dense atmosphere filters out harmful UVB rays.

The Dead Sea is also linked to Aqaba by a fast highway, making a combined trip easy to do.

The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other-worldly beauty. Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).

One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world, the Jordanian east coast of the Dead Sea has evolved into a major hub of both religious and health & wellness tourism in the region. A series of good roads, excellent hotels with spa and fitness facilities, as well as archaeological and spiritual discoveries make this region as enticing to today's international visitors as it was to kings, emperors, traders, prophets and pilgrims in antiquity.