Dead Sea (Jordan) Holidays 2019 / 2020
One of Jordan’s most exciting attractions is the Dead Sea. Located in the west of Jordan, the Dead Sea is a spectacular natural wonder which continues to attract visitors from across the globe.
The Dead Sea area of Jordan experiences a desert-like climate, meaning taking a dip in the Dead Sea is a must. Within easy reach of Amman and surrounded by historical wonders, the Dead Sea has plenty to offer.
Plus, with our cheap holidays on flights and hotels in the Dead Sea, it can be the dream holiday you can afford.
The Dead Sea Jordan
For a long time, the Dead Sea has dazzled people’s minds and been a marvel for all who travelled to Jordan. It’s a must-see place when visiting the country and there’s no wonder why. Not only is it the lowest point on earth, but it has nearly 10 times as much salt content than the ocean. If that’s not a fascinating enough fact for you, then there’s plenty more fun facts for you to enjoy.
Due to the Dead Sea’s high salinity, swimming in it is near enough impossible. Instead you will float around in its buoyant waters - perfect for ultimate relaxation. On top of that, the sea is full of minerals which are beneficial for your skin and muscles. It’s also popular to rub the Dead Sea’s invigorating black mud on your skin, almost like a DIY spa day.
Dead Sea family holidays
Families love the Dead Sea, especially as you can pair it with a range of other Jordanian places and sights. Spend a family day out at the spa (a natural spa in this case) in the Dead Sea. It’s suitable for even the most nervous of swimmers thanks to the fact that you float rather than swim. Plus, with its signature mud, you can revitalise your skin by slathering it onto you. Then, wash yourself off in the Dead Sea as you soak up all the beneficial minerals it holds.
Afterwards, why not mix the Dead Sea with a bit of the city life by heading over to Amman. Jordan’s capital is perfect for the little ones as they can learn all about the country’s history. Head into Amman’s historical side and discover a range of impressive sights like the Citadel, best-known for its pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules. There’s also the Jordan Museum which the kids will surely enjoy, full of exhibitions and fun facts about the nation.
Dead Sea culture
Jordan’s Dead Sea has its fair share of history and culture nearby. Many of these sites have religious significance but one of the main highlights is the fact that the Dead Sea is shared with Israel. As a result, there have been many civilisations that have passed through the area and left traces of their past. Bethany Beyond the Jordan is a short drive away from the Dead Sea and is an important site that is actively being excavated by archaeologists. It is known for being the spot where John the Baptist baptised Christ. Plus, Mount Nebo not only boasts amazing panoramic views of the surrounding area, it is also the spot where Moses spotted the Holy Land.
Dead Sea nightlife
There isn’t much nightlife in the Dead Sea area of Jordan. So, if you are looking to spend the evening in a bar it might be worth making your way across to Amman. Try Blue Fig and find your spot. It’s full of plenty of things worth doing in the evening, from bars to a restaurant and movie complex. If you’re looking for a club, Cube lounge and CLUSTR are the places to visit. With a DJ line-up blasting dance music, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to party.
Things to do near the Dead Sea
With a holiday to Jordan’s Dead Sea, there are other nearby activities apart from the Dead Sea itself. So, if you like natural sights and ancient towns, you’ll be in for a treat.
- Madaba – An ancient town near the capital of Amman, Madaba has an archaeological park filled with Byzantine, Roman and Islamic artefacts and home to the Church of the Virgin Mary.
- Amman – When visiting the Dead Sea, you won’t be too far away from Jordan’s capital. Amman blends the old with the new as the city has the modern city along with historical sights like the Citadel.
- Mount Nebo – This mountain has religious significance as it is believed to be the place where Moses saw the Promised Land. At the top of Mount Nebo you can see a vast range of sights including Israel, Jericho and the valley of the Jordan River.
Dead Sea couples holidays
If you’re thinking of a couples holiday, you can enjoy much of the same in the Dead Sea. Spa days are always romantic, but why not have one out in the open in the Dead Sea itself? Cover each other in the sea’s stimulating mud and soak up all the benefits as you bob around in its buoyant waters.
Then, head to Madaba, a short way away from the Dead Sea. Dating back to the Bronze period, there’s plenty of history to go around at this site. If you and your party consider yourselves history buffs or even art lovers, you’ll love all that Madaba has to offer. The site boasts mosaics from the Byzantine and Umayyad periods, as well as other artefacts and archaeological marvels. During your holiday in the Dead Sea, it’s worth seeing Bethany Beyond the Jordan. Which is a site of religious significance as it’s said this is where John the Baptist baptised Christ. You’ll see many pilgrims across the Jordan River, and it is a pretty active archaeological site.
Dead Sea food and drink
Eating out in the Dead Sea area is a treat. You can enjoy everything from Mediterranean meals to Middle Eastern cuisine. There’s a range of restaurants which will surely cater to a wide range of travellers. Whether it’s in the immediate Dead Sea region or in Sweimeh, Jordanian restaurants are well worth a taste.
- Rovers Return – For those a little less adventurous with their food. The Rovers Return serves up British food in a themed pub.
- Burj Al Hamam – Enjoy Lebanese Mezze, grilled meats and lovely salads.
- El Grito Latino Americano – Do you like Latin American foods? Mexican is one of the specialities here, so sample the flavoursome spices and great food.