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Why the Dead Sea attracts people from around the world

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The Dead Sea continues to draw both foreign and local tourists alike with its health benefits and attractions. (Photo: Unsplash)
AMMAN — The Dead Sea is one of the most recognizable tourist attractions in the world, and for good reason. It’s the lowest point on Earth, but the area also contains many sights most do not know about.اضافة اعلان

Director General of the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), Abdulrazzaq Arabiat, said that the Dead Sea is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the Kingdom, as it is the lowest point in the world and hosts sites for religious tourism, such as the Baptism Site and a number of Sahaba Shrines (companions the Prophet Mohammad), along with hotels and services related to therapeutics and cosmetics.



The Dead Sea continues to draw both foreign and local tourists alike with its health benefits and attractions. (Photo: Unsplash)

Arabiat also noted that the climate is moderate in the winter and hot in the summer, and the oxygen percentage is about 10 percent higher than places at normal sea level.

Nader Al-Qadri, a tour operator at the Dead Sea, said that local and foreign tourists can both find something to enjoy. Qadri said that the locals are usually drawn to the entertainment facilities and services in hotels such as concerts, children's playgrounds, and good food.

Foreign tourists are usually drawn to the sea, high temperatures, and the therapeutic and cosmetic products the Dead Sea has to offer.


The Dead Sea continues to draw both foreign and local tourists alike with its health benefits and attractions. (Photo: Unsplash)

As for Nasr Tayeh, a manager of one of the hotels at the Dead Sea, he pointed out that many foreign tourist seek to relax and enjoy the sea and its low altitude.

He added that October, November, and December are the months dedicated to relaxation and enjoyment, while March, April, and May draw tourists for treatment, due to the compatibility of the temperatures and the treatment of some skin diseases such as eczema, vitiligo, psoriasis, and others.

Tayeh also pointed out that hotel reservations increase during October, November, and December.

Amani Al-Khalayleh, a frequent visitor to the Dead Sea, said: “Me and my family used to visit the Dead Sea twice a year, once during the winter and once during the spring, because the temperature is moderate and our visit is for the purpose of treatment and entertainment.”



The Dead Sea continues to draw both foreign and local tourists alike with its health benefits and attractions. (Photo: Unsplash)

As for Walid Awaida, director of inbound tourism at Dallas Travel and Tourism, said that what attracts local and foreign tourists most are the minerals found in sea water and the strong competition between hotels to provide something new in terms of health and recreational services. He added that there are 10 hotels, 6 of which have a 5-star rating.

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