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“Dead sea from the Israel side” 5 of 5 stars
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Dead Sea
Jordan
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Ranked #16 of 91 Attractions in Jordan
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Not only the lowest spot on earth, but also the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water in the world, the Dead Sea, which joins Israel and Jordan, is legendary as a source of healing, and has become a popular center for health, rehabilitation and beauty treatments.
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“Dead sea from the Israel side”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Wall it was alwasy a dream of mine to go to the dead sea so I really liked it.
Its really interesting to know that you are -300m below sea level.
Water was quite and SALTY I mean it, it is the saltiest sea in the world do not try to open your eyes under water don't even think to put your face under water.
The mud bath is fun :_)
Other then that there is nothing much to do but I enjoyed it :_)

Visited September 2012
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“Why Dead Sea?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Dead Sea 400 meters below sea level is losing one meter every year. The density of the water loaded with minerals and medicinal properties is a big draw with all types of tourists.
It helps you float even if you don't know how to swim. The water is sticky and helps you overcome skin diseases. No life can survive because of too much of salt but still people throng to it because of its lovely surroundings and an atmosphere of bonhomie. People cover themselves with its mud because of its curative powers. There is a full -fledged shop for the various cosmetics made from its mud and water. It is a great fun to be around. Showers are provided all around immediately close to the beach. Chairs to recline are spread out liberally. It is an ideal destination to relax and forget about all the tensions.

Visited November 2012
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“Cleopatra's beauty secret?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

A dip in the Dead Sea is a "must do" experience at least once in your lifetime! Where else would you experience >30% salinity, 35 different minerals and the densest water anywhere in the globe - all this at 1300 ft BELOW sea level! The highlight is being able to float easily on your back and get a picture of yourself reading a magazine. Yes, Cleopatra, the Queen of Sheba and King Herod are some of the famous people who are supposed to have taken a dip in the Dead Sea.... Just don't shave before the experience - or get the water in your eye....

Visited November 2012
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“Very cool. Worth a short stop.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

It seems you have 3 options for taking a dip in the dead sea from the Jordan side:
1) $$$ Get a room at one of the super expensive resorts up at the north of the sea.
2) $$ Pay ~$20 each to go to Amman Beach Dead Sea (not actually in Amman). The facility includes beach, pool and showers. Also a restaurant and possibility for DIY mud baths.
3) $ Buy about 10 1.5L bottles of water. Pull off at the side of the road. Hike down to the Sea. Go in. Take turns rinsing each other with the water to get the salt film off before you head back in the car.

We chose #2.. Might have done #3 if we had thought of it though.. :)

Visited October 2012
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“A strange but amazing experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our tour party made use of the facilities of the Dead Sea Spa Hotel for our dip in the salty water of the Dead Sea. Towels and lockers are available for hire for a few JD, but there is a substantial deposit required, use their towels as even if you have your own, they'll get dirty from the black mud. Sit back and enjoy a soak in the warm salty water which feels like a gel against your skin, the biggest difficulty is getting your feet back on the sea floor. There is a plentiful supply of natural black mud available for you to dig up and spread all over your body, your skin certainly feels soft after you've washed it off in the salty water. As you walk back up to the hotel there are several weak showers available for you to rinse off the salty water. There was also a nice swimming pool available for visitors use. We had a very good buffet lunch at the hotel before we left on our travels.

Visited September 2012
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