FACTS AND FIGURES

In addition to its being the lowest place on earth, 423 meters (1388 feet) below sea level, there are many other interesting facts and figures about the Dead Sea region, which has been important to mankind from ancient times until the modern day. Facts and...

A DAY AT THE DEAD SEA

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You’re on vacation at the Dead Sea. Kudos, as this is a premier vacation destination that is so relaxing that you may forget your daily routine. But what is a day like while on vacation at the Dead Sea? If you are staying in one of the hotels at the Dead Sea, be sure to wake up for the amazing…

DEAD SEA LANDSCAPES: A PHOTOGRAPHER’S DREAM

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It has been the location of numerous award-winning photographs and the muse of many photography greats. The Dead Sea and the surrounding deserts are without a doubt among the most breathtaking places to hone your photography skills and to catch that new landscape for your Instagram page. Photography in the Dead Sea region has been a favored pastime for amateur…

DESERT VINES PRODUCE WORLD CLASS WINES

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The Dead Sea region is surrounded by some unique vineyards and wineries that are putting the ground with the lowest altitude on Earth on the wine map. When naming the great wines of the world, few people would consider this region, the farthest below sea level, a serious producer. Over the last few years, however, award-winning wineries and vineyards have…

NEW ECO-VILLAGE IN BEDOUIN COMMUNITY

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The Bedouin community of Hura is almost set to launch one of the first ever eco-villages in the Negev desert, which will include flora and fauna, powered by innovative renewable energy. Just 30 minutes from the Dead Sea, the Wadi Attir Project recently finished the preparation phase of their planned eco-village project. Once completed, this will be a model for…

BREATHTAKING BLOOMS: THE DEAD SEA REGION TURNS RED

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Some of the most beautiful red poppies and other wild flowers are blooming now and can be seen throughout February. The Negev desert begins at the Dead Sea and stretches to the southern tip of Israel. One of the most amazing naturally occurring phenomena is seen here every year from January until the end of February. Known as “Darom Adom”…

THE HOLIEST BAPTISMAL SITE OF ALL

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Qasr Al Yahud, located just 10 kilometers north of the Dead Sea on the Jordan River, is one of the most important  traditional baptism sites in the world. The site is well-known and frequented by thousands of eager visitors each year who come to take a dip in the same waters as Jesus, according to the New Testament. The site…

HOT WINTER VACATION

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The Dead Sea and surrounding region offer many ways to stay warm and cozy during those long winter months and it all starts with natural ways to stay hot. OverviewEven during the long, cold winter in the rest of the world, the Dead Sea very rarely gets colder than 11°C and usually stays around the 20°C mark from November till…

TEL ARAD NATIONAL PARK

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Take a quick trip to this beautiful park during your next visit to the Dead Sea. OverviewTel Arad National Park is located just outside of the modern city of Arad. The National Park is just a quick thirty minutes’ drive from the hotel resorts at the Dead Sea and is well-worth the trip. Tel Arad, the ancient city is divided…

RAPPELLING YOUR WAY AROUND THE DEAD SEA

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The ultimate adrenaline rush and scenery like you’ve never seen before; the Dead Sea offers many ways to have fun. Extreme sports have never been so popular and Israel is one of the world leaders in many types of extreme sports such as kite boarding, wind surfing, sky diving and rappelling. With numerous dry waterfalls and high cliffs complete with…

TAMRUR CLIFF TO EIN BOKEK

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Right at the southern edge of the Dead Sea, on the way to the city of Arad, there is a hiking route that will leave you in awe. Perfect for amateur hikers and families, this trek boasts a number of observation points that offer panoramic views of the Dead Sea and even of the natural springs at Ein Bokek.  Tamrur…