At 410 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth. Jordan’s Dead Sea coast is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world and it remains as enticing to international visitors today as it was to kings, emperors, traders, and prophets in antiquity.
A large amount of investment in the area has provided the Dead Sea with new roads making the luxurious 5* Mövenpick Hotel and Resort, 5* Jordan Valley Marriott, 5* Kempinski Ishtar Hotel, 4* Dead Sea Spa Hotel, and the 4* Holiday Inn Hotel easily accessible.
The main attraction of the Dead Sea is of course the soothing, abnormally salty water itself. The salt content of the water is 31.5% making the water so buoyant that it is impossible for anyone to sink. The water also contains 21 minerals including high levels of magnesium, sodium, potassium, and bromine and 12 of these minerals are found in no other water in the world.
Studies have shown the combination of the Dead Sea water and the rich black mud found along the shoreline to have significant health benefits including increasing the blood circulation, easing discomfort from arthritis, healing allergies, and revitalizing skin.