Sitting at 408 metres below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are the lowest points of dry land on Earth. It’s also the deepest hypersaline lake in the world at over 295 metres. Being a hypersaline lake, floating is completely effortless and an incredibly surreal experience. The salt content is 40 percent, compare that with the average 4-6% of other seas and oceans and you’ll realise why floating is so easy.
The mineral rich Dead Sea mud is well known for its rejuvenating properties. Used in cosmetic products and therapeutic treatments across the world, it makes for the perfect souvenir. Be sure to use it when you’re there as well. Stand covered head-to-toe in mud on the shore before relaxing in the water and letting it wash away. We promise you’ll feel the difference after.
There’s so much more to love about the Dead Sea other than just the sea itself. Because it’s below sea level, the year-round temperature ranges from 20–40 degrees Celsius, making it the ideal winter and summer sun destination.
It’s not just the weather that makes this a great year-round destination. The resorts that surround the shore offer another world of amenities. From adult only areas to large kid’s pools, spas to kids clubs, and pool side bars to a la carte restaurants. It’s ideal for both families and couples.
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I recommend finsihing your itinerary at the Dead Sea. It has some of the best spas in Jordan so it is the ideal place to relax after exploring the country. It is also only about 45 minutes from Amman airport so it is easy to transfer from here before your flight home.
The best sunset I have ever seen is at the Dead Sea. Sit on the terrace area with a drink and watch the sun creep below the hills in Israel on the opposite side of the water. It’s an incredibly majestic sight.
Because the Dead Sea is so far below sea level, it’s upwards of 28 degrees Celsius year-round. The resorts have so many family facilities making it the perfect year-round sun destination, especially when it comes to entertaining the kids.
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