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Dead Sea: A Must See Before You Die

Dead Sea Guide is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report.


After enduring the hike of Petra, I needed a return to relaxation. Without a plan, I hopped into the Uber and told him to take me to the Dead Sea. He asked if I had a specific place in mind and I said the public entrance. He said absolutely not and asked if I would rather go to a resort. Having done no research, I agreed to follow his advice and we were taken to a luxurious oasis called the OH Beach Resort.a sign on a wooden fence overlooking a body of watera pool with people in it

TPOL’s TIP: Stay the night at the OH Beach Resort instead of commuting from Amman.

The Dead Sea 

Did you know that the lowest point in the world is the Dead Sea at 394.6 m (1269 ft) below sea level? I did not. Do you believe that you will actually float because of the density of the water? I did not. Unbelievable is a great word to describe how it when I first entered the water.

a sign with a map on ita view of a body of water from a balcony

a person lying on the water a man lying on the watera man lying on his back in the waterAfter relaxing, I was given a proper mud bath and went back in the sea to float on.

a man swimming in the water a man floating on the water a man lying on his back in the water

Reading the Newspaper 

While it does not compare to my photos from the Salt Flats in Bolivia, I did take the customary photo reading the newspaper. a person in a chair in the water

a man floating in water with a mapa man floating in water a man lying in water reading a map

TPOL’s TIP: Bring your reading glasses. There’s lots of news in the Middle East.

Salt 

a rocky shore with a building on the sidea rocky beach with rocks and water a rock in the water a man lying on his back in the water

Resort

After I had my fill of NaCl, I went to the pool to relax and take photos of the sunset. a body of water with clouds and blue sky a body of water with clouds and sun shining through the clouds a rocky beach with the sun in the background a body of water with the sun setting over it a sunset over a body of watera sunset over a body of water

a sunset over water with clouds and mountains
With the tranquility of the scenery, it’s hard to fathom that just across the water, there is an ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine.

The Pool 

The infinity pool was a great place to spend the rest of the afternoon.

a pool with palm trees and a building in the backgrounda tree with pink flowers next to a body of water a pool with people swimming in ita pool with a building and palm trees at night a pool with a body of water in the background a body of water with a dock and a sunset a sunset over a body of water with palm trees

Argelh

While it’s not my favorite hobby, I did smoke some argelh. Like the newspaper, it’s important to get that customary smoke-filled photo.
a man sitting on a deck with a hookah and a cup of tea a man smoking a hookah on a deck overlooking a body of water a man sitting on a dock smoking a pipeOverall

Dead Sea is a must see before you die.


Dead Sea Travel Guide is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Nice. I think the Ein Bokek area on the Israeli side is more interesting with more salt formations. The real pro-tip I would provide is that if you go to the Dead Sea area in the peak of Summer hot weather it will be very hot outside and the water temperature isn’t refreshing as it is very hot as well.
    Hotels are much cheaper on the Jordon side though.

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