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Top 10 Fabulous Things To Do in the Dead Sea

10 Fabulous Things To Do in Dead Sea Jordan

The Dead Sea is probably one of the top highlights of every Jordan itinerary. Next to Petra and Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea is the third of Jordan’s major attractions which makes this country a compelling experience for every visitor. This post is about the best things to do in Dead Sea, Jordan.

( 8-10 Minute Read )


Some may say that Jordan is still a bit off-radar. However, I can guarantee you that this will not be the status quo for a long time.
Jordan has plenty of historical attractions, great natural landscapes, and vibrant culture.

The Dead Sea is definitely a must of every trip to Jordan. Let’s start with a Dead Sea fun fact: it is the lowest place on earth that you can actually visit!

1. The History of the Dead Sea of Jordan.. and why it matters!

First things first: Why is the Dead Sea dead? Well, it is so salty that no animals like fish can live in it. However, that doesn’t mean that it is COMPLETELY dead. As a matter of fact, the Dead Sea boasts of countless microorganisms such as several bacteria and microscopic algae. And still, there are loads of minerals hosted within the salt.

Testimonials of the importance of the Dead Sea go back (literally) to biblical times. Many of the most important biblical scenes are linked to the Dead Sea and its unique natural setting. No wonder that many combine their holidays to Jordan Dead Sea with a visit to the biblical sites.


Indeed, the phenomenon of this extremely salty sea has been intriguing people for thousands of years. However, it is not only a natural attraction, but the Dead Sea is also vital for flora and fauna of the regions.

It is super important to understand the importance of the Dead Sea in order to preserve it for future generations. Indeed, the Dead Sea is actually dying.

With the weather getting warmer, thus accelerating evaporation, and with longer dry seasons and the sweet river inflows being limited, the size of the Dead Sea is decreasing every year by a whopping 4 inches .

If you walk along the shore, you’ll see the traces of the former sea levels. There are plans to create a channel between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea in order to fuel it up.


2. Enjoying wellness at Dead Sea resorts

Time to unwind. If you are looking for a luxury experience in Jordan, the Dead Sea is the place! Even though there are luxury options in Wadi Rum and Aqaba as well, opting for a luxury experience in the Dead sea, Jordan will come with several benefits.

Staying at one of the luxury properties is thus very convenient as you’ll enjoy your spa treatments at the beach. There are sun loungers, secured mud pools and safe access to the sea.

The laid-back, but a sophisticated atmosphere gorgeous views on the Dead Sea and the mountains.


Besides the spa treatments, there is a place called the ” Dead Sea Panorama ” epic place to enjoy the sunsets of Dead Sea. I have no idea why the sunsets of the Dead Sea are SO dramatically colorful, but I can’t remember to have seen similar ones so far.

The hotel implemented several sustainability policies. All the straws are banned, only local and seasonal food is served and 70% of its employees are locals.


3. Enjoy Health Benefits of Dead Sea

The Dead Sea makes you feel good!

Having a bath in the Dead Sea followed by getting covered by mud is not only a fun thing to do, but it also has many benefits for your health.

So, how much salt is in the Dead Sea?

In comparison to a regular sea that has 3% salt, the Dead Sea has over 30% salt concentration. The salt is a concentration of over 20 minerals including calcium, potassium, bromide, and magnesium. Many of them cannot be found in any other ocean.

Check out Bloom’s Organic Dead Sea Bath Salts .

Every mineral has at least one beneficial effect on your health and your skin.

Calcium relieves skin cells and cleans pores, bromide has a relaxing effect and has anti-inflammatory effects, iodine helps to regulate the metabolic energy, potassium is great for oxidation and sulfur is the best you can do if you have skin disorders such as eczema.

They also say You can Shop HERE products that includes minerals of the Dead Sea which are great to help against heart diseases, rheumatism, and arthritis.


4. Floating in the Dead sea, Jordan

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Floating in the Dead Sea is not only one of the funniest things to do when visiting the Dead Sea Jordan, but it comes also with several benefits for your health.
Due to the high salinity of the Dead Sea.

Make a smaller version of the dead sea in your bath tub HERE .

Whereas many think that the Dead Sea is a mandatory stop on any Jordan Itinerary (whether 10 days or less), just because of the legendary pictures of people reading newspapers in the water, there is so much more behind floating in the Dead Sea.


Indeed, it is claimed that a bath cleans the body from toxins and that it will give you a boost of energy. As you’ll be completely weightless and not standing upright, you’ll feel light like a feather. For me, it was one of the best things to do in Jordan.

When floating in the Dead Sea, a lot of blood will be moved to your abdomen area which will put some light pressure on your kidneys. This will urge you to evacuate your toxins.

I don’t recommend shaving before floating in the Dead Sea as the high Dead Sea salt concentration will enter your pores and itch a lot.

How long can you stay in the Dead Sea? Well, You should not stay longer than 15 minutes in the Dead Sea.

Most hotels near Dead Sea Jordan have their own beach where you can go for a swim… or rather afloat.


5. Enjoy a Mud Bath in the Dead Sea

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A mud bath is the next step of your Dead Sea spa treatment. It means that you’ll get all covered up in mud and have to wait for at least 15 minutes.

Usually, there is a mud pool close to the hotel’s beach from where you can take the mud and put it on your skin. You’ll find it a very relaxing experience …
just laying down and waiting for the mud to dry.

However, during these 15 minutes, a lot is going on on your skin! Not only are skin impurities being reduced, but the mud will also soothe back pain and give relief for arthritis. Also, acne can be treated with Dead Sea mud of Jordan.

Here’s an Organic mud bag you can use and do the same in your house :
Dead Sea Mud Mask for the Body
Dead Sea Mud Mask for the Face


6. Rinse it off the Dead Sea Salt

Best beach Dead Sea, Jordan

After resting for 15 minutes, all covered up in Dead Sea mud, it is about time to rinse it off!

You can either go the gentle way and just have a bath in the Dead Sea or you can ask for a rinsing peeling after the bath.
Indeed, the peeling is part of many spa sessions offered at many hotels near the Dead Sea.

I just went for the bath and already then, my skin was like SUPER soft! I cannot remember when I had such a soft, baby skin. After the treatment, I was extremely relaxed .


7. Wander Along The Best Dead Sea Beach, Jordan

In love with the Dead Sea colors

The Dead Sea shore is one of the prettiest things I have seen in my entire life! The entire shore is bright white, the shallow water is turquoise and all this in front of the towering ocker-colored rocks of Wadi Mujib.

From the shores of the Dead Sea Jordan side, you’ll have a spectacular view on the Israeli/Palestinian side and its gorgeous mountains.

If you drive further south, you’ll spot the Salinas which are also an intriguing attraction of the Dead Sea, Jordan. Sadly, when walking along the Dead Sea shore, you’ll spot the fine lines that indicate the former levels of the Dead Sea.

From here, it is only a stone’s throw to Wadi Mujib which is considered one of the best hikes in Jordan.


8. Enjoy Epic Sunsets

Sunset Chasing in Dead Sea, Jordan

I don’t know what it is that makes the sunsets at Dead Sea Jordan so colorful and bright. Is there any influence of the salty sea on the sky or any other causality that I don’t know about?

Whatever may be the reason for the incredibly saturated colors of the sunsets at the Dead Sea, I will remember them forever as being some of the prettiest I have seen so far!

The sun sets relatively early, so I recommend grabbing a drink and get a comfortable lounger in order to enjoy this spectacle made by Mother Nature from the first row.

Is there any better place than an infinity pool to immerse yourself in the mystical atmosphere of the sun setting behind the “Promised Land”?


9. Indulge in Jordanian Food

A Dead Sea vacation would not be complete without indulging in delicious Jordanian food.

There are several ways to enjoy traditional Jordanian food near the Dead Sea, Jordan. The easiest way is to try the local products at your hotel. Almost every hotel has a restaurant with traditional Jordanian dishes.

Also at the breakfast buffet, I recommend giving the local food a try.

The breakfast buffet is filled with the following typical Jordanian food:

  • Labneh: a strained yogurt combined with some herbs that are used as a spread on bread
  • Moutabel: a dip made of yogurt, tahini, and roasted eggplant
  • Hummus: you’ll eat a lot of hummus in Jordan and every hummus tastes different. It consists of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, and tahini
  • Manakish: dough topped with olive oil, thyme herbs mix, eggs, and halloumi cheese
  • Kanafeh: a super sweet dessert consisting of melted cheese, syrup, semolina and often topped with pistachios

    If you are not staying in a Dead Sea spa resort, you will still be able to enjoy some tasty Jordanian food. You should know that many restaurants in the resorts take reservations from people that are not staying in the hotel.

    Without any doubt, the best place to enjoy Jordanian food at the Dead Sea in a unique setting is the Dead Sea Panorama restaurant.
    With jaw-dropping views, you’ll indulge in hummus and labneh until your stomach will hurt.


    10. Stock up on Dead Sea Products Jordan

    Dead Sea Products are a must when visiting the Dead Sea of Jordan. You did a Dead Sea spa treatment and you can’t get enough of it? Well, there are loads of possibilities to buy Dead Sea products and take them back home.
    You can also buy them online Click Here



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