Jordanians call for public beach in Dead Sea

Dead sea
The Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordanians are calling for a public beach for low-income people to be set up on the shores of the Dead Sea, offering access to the beach for an affordable entry fee, Addustour Daily reported.اضافة اعلان

This demand is on the rise following the shutdown of the Amman Tourist Beach, the only outlet which offered public access to the Dead Sea, at the beginning of 2020.

People argued that the public is entitled to have access to a public area on the Dead Sea, offering complete facilities for the limited-income people.

Director of the Amman Tourist Beach, Murad Al-Abadi, said the reason for closing the beach was because the Greater Amman Municipality and the previous investor of the site, did not reach a final settlement. He said that the site will remain closed until the dispute is resolved and the beach maintenance work is concluded.

Although the beach of approximately 180 dunums has been declared closed, many visitors come daily to the site, as it is the only place along the Dead Sea beach offering services to the general public, according to Abadi.

CEO of the Dead Sea Friends Association Zaid Al-Sawalqa said the establishment of an “organized public beach for low-income people contributes to the promotion of tourism and reduces random visits along the sea shore”. Sawalqa said investments were needed in the Dead Sea area.

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