HISTORY & FACTS
As its name evokes. The Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals. Which gives its waters the renowned curative powers and therapeutic qualities. Recognized since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2000 years ago. Its water contains more than 35 different types of minerals. Including Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Sulfur, and Iodine. They are well known for relieving pains and sufferings caused by arthritis, rheumatism, psoriasis, eczema, headache and foot-ache, while nourishing and softening the skin. Although less populated and more quiet now, the area has a historical and spiritual legacy of its own.
It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar. And because the salt content is four times that of most world’s oceans. You can float in the Dead Sea without even trying, which makes it a truly unique experience. Remember it’s the only place in the world where you can recline on the water to read a newspaper.
To reach this unique spot. The visitor enjoys a short 30 minutes’ drive from Amman, surrounded by a landscape and arid hills. On your way there, you’ll see a stone marker indicating the “Sea Level”, but the Dead Sea itself is another 400 meters below this sign. The Dead Sea has many mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other-worldly beauty.
A series of new roads, hotels and archaeological discoveries are converging to make this region as enticing to international visitors today as it was to kings, emperors, traders and prophets in antiquity. Seaside facilities include modern hotels with therapeutic clinics and restaurant/bathing/sports complexes. Meeting the needs of every day visitors wishing to spend the night at one of the most dramatic and moving landscapes in the World. Situated on the Dead Sea main road, two kilometers after the hotels area. Amman Touristic Beach offers swimming pools and changing rooms for low budget travelers and locals. Amman Touristic Beach is an ideal location for beach parties and events.