Jordan is the Middle Eastern heart. It is a beautiful country between Israel and Saudi Arabia and is one of the few countries with a Monarchy left in the world.  A large part of Jordan borders on the Dead Sea, one of the world’s deepest and saltiest lakes. The Dead Sea is an ancient water body, which holds a huge amount of Middle Eastern history, linking it to Christians, Muslims, and Jews. There is much speculation on the Dead Sea among people from all over the world, bringing in tourists from across the globe who hope to catch a glimpse of the barren beaches and blue waters which contains no life at all.  A large number of tour operators organise package holidays which include a visit to this famous Sea along with other excursions and visits to historic attractions, making a trip to Jordan one of the most memorable holidays you will ever experience.

Saltiest water on earth…

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Did you know that the Dead Sea is also known as the ‘Salt Sea? Its water is so salty that it makes it impossible for creatures to survive and flourish in this hostile environment. It is therefore a lake that is barren in terms of any aquatic life, but still attracts thousands of tourists every year who enjoy swimming (or rather floating due to the water’s very high density) in these crystal clear blue waters. The Dead Sea has a long religious history with names like Abraham, Moses, David, Ezekiel, and even Jesus associated with it. This famous attraction is over-flowing with history and culture, making the Dead Sea number one on your ‘to visit’ list.

The Healthy Dead Sea…

The Dead Sea is believed by scientists to be full of minerals. It is also said to have the potential to cure many ailments – one of the many reasons why people from remote parts of the world come to the Dead Sea in Jordan to take a dip in the saline waters. ‘Health tourism’, the buzz phrase among the world of social media, pays tribute to a place like the Dead Sea as it attracts tourists due to its perceived health benefits. Potash obtained from the Dead Sea is used to make huge quantities of fertilizers while asphalt obtained from these waters has been used in Egypt for the process of mummification for thousands of years. Minerals from Dead Sea are used by a large amount of cosmetic companies to manufacture herbal beauty and skin care products. There are a number of experts who believe that bathing in the rejuvenating waters of Dead Sea has beneficial effects on many types of skin conditions.

Float your way to relaxation…

Tourists coming to Jordan are mesmerized by the experience of bathing in the waters of the Dead Sea. The ability to effortlessly float in the water due to the high concentration of salt in the water makes this wonderful attraction an unforgettable aquatic experience. It contains 33.7% salt that propels the body upwards to the surface of the water. Bathing in this crystal clear lake is a very relaxing experience for the tourists – the main reason why this particular Sea attracts hundreds of thousands of Europeans every year.  Jordan is only a short number of hours away from London through flight, making an escape to this beautiful country perfect for a short get away, or the start of an exhilarating adventure.

Where to stay?...

Sensing the craze of the Dead Sea and its healing waters among the people, the government of Jordan has spent a lot of money and effort into building infrastructure in the area surrounding Dead Sea. For tourists, there is a wide range of accommodations available depending upon their liking and budget. There are luxurious 5 star hotels situated along the shores of Dead Sea, like the 5* Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. Fantastic holiday villages for families are situated nearby that offer not only accommodation but camping facilities to groups of all sizes, along with dozens of guest houses along the shores of Dead Sea with reasonably priced accommodation for all tourists.

The Dead Sea is one of many attractions to see when coming to explore Jordan. The beaches are clean and full of amenities and adults can relax under the hot sun while kids play to the content of their heart in the lap of nature. You can easily book your accommodation in any of the hotels or guest houses through a number of tour operators, making your trip to Jordan easy and hassle free. An unforgettable holiday awaits you.

To Conclude...


The Dead Sea is one of many attractions to see when coming to explore Jordan. The beaches are clean and full of amenities and adults can relax under the hot sun while kids play to the content of their heart in the lap of nature. You can easily book your accommodation in any of the hotels or guest houses through a number of tour operators, making your trip to Jordan easy and hassle free. An unforgettable holiday awaits you.



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