Dead Sea - Jordan Side
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, lying 431 meters below sea level. This unique location has created an extraordinary environment. The Dead Sea water is nearly 10 times more salty than the ocean, and it is this that creates the incredible buoyancy, meaning visitors can float on the surface. The water and mud are also rich in minerals, and the area has long been used as a health retreat.
The low elevation also results in increased atmospheric pressure which means the area has slightly higher oxygen levels and weaker ultraviolet radiation (UV rays), which both contribute towards the Dead Sea's health benefits.
The Dead Sea is also an important area in terms of religious history. Both the Bible and the Quran reference the Dead Sea, and it is believed that the city of Sodom once stood on the shores. Bethany, the baptismal site of Jesus, lies to the north of the sea on the banks of the River Jordan. Mount Nebo stands to the west, and it is believed that this was where Moses was shown the Promised Land. A little further west is the town of Madaba, which is home to a historical mosaic that was created in AD 560 and depicts the key areas of Middle East.
Vacation Inn Resort Dead Sea
Dead Sea - Jordan Side, Jordan
A family-friendly resort, with feature swimming pools, a private beach and mud station, the Vacation Inn Resort is a comfortable place to relax and rejuvenate, offering the ideal opportunity for guests to experience the healing waters of the Dead Sea.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Dead Sea, Jordan
The Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea is a luxurious and exclusive hotel overlooking the northern shores of the Dead Sea. It has its own private man-made beach on the Dead Sea, a number of swimming pools as well as the largest spa in the Middle East.
Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea
Dead Sea, Jordan
The Movenpick Dead Sea is located on the northern banks of the Dead Sea and is designed to replicate an Arabic Village, set amid lush green gardens. The resort has an award-winning spa, man-made beach and plenty of dining options.