The Dead Sea
DEAD SEA ( the perfect venues for those seeking to escape the stress and anxieties of everyday life ) The Dead Sea, the lowest point in the world at 394.6 m (1269 ft) below sea level. It is one of the most dramatic places on earth with its stunning natural environment equally matched by its powerful spiritual symbolism. Currently, 25 km of Dead Sea coastline lie within Palestinian Authority territory, including Qumran and Ein Feshka. The Jordanian east coast of the dead sea has evolved into a major hub of both religion and health & fitness tourism in the region. A series of good roads, excellent hotels with spa and fitness facilities as well as archaeological and spiritual discoveries make this region as enticing to today’s international visitors as it was to kings, emperors, traders, prophets and pilgrimages throughout the ancient history. The climate at the Dead Sea varies depending on the season. Temperatures during the tourist season can become extremely warm, ranging from 30°C (86°F) in the spring to upwards of 40°C (104°F) in the summer. The area receives an average of 330 days of sunshine per year, with rainy days occurring only during winter (if at all). The leading attraction at the dead sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself-some ten times saltier than sea water , and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm , incredibly buoyant and mineral rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times , including kings Herod the great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen , Cleopatra, All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the waters healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun. Although the Dead Sea is very sunny the low altitude and extra atmosphere makes the sunlight weaker, because of the vapor that rises from the continues evaporation surface of the sea, acts as natural filter for the potentially harmful UV-B rays , but it is still advisable to take normal precautions using sun block and adapt gradually. This quality of the Dead Sea sunlight is the real secret behind its mythological curing ability for several diseases, especially skin diseases. This is, in fact, natural phototherapy. Caution: During winter and spring there is a danger of floods on rainy days. The Dead Sea basin receives rainwater from relatively far-off areas like the Jerusalem Mountains. This means that sometimes during a sunny day a flood will suddenly and unexpectedly occur. Therefore, be careful when hiking to distant narrow places during these seasons and stay tuned to the weather news. The weather forecast always gives warnings if there is a possibility of flooding. Always do as national reserves staff order - they know the terrain very well. Dead Sea Treatments : A unique combination of climatic conditions and elements ; sun , water, mud and air have been proven to offer excellent natural treatments for a range of chronic ailments including dermatological problems such as psoriasis , atopic Dermatitis , Vitiligo and Psoriatic Arthritis, and other Skin Diseases and Eyes problems . Dead Sea Products: The Dead Sea s laboratories produce a range of the facial mud masks, bath, salts, shampoos, cleansers, nourishing creams, hand creams make up remover, skin toner, soap sun protection cream ,….etc. All are produced from the area’s natural products, are of excellent quality .