Dead Sea Beach
The Dead Sea's healing properties have been popular throughout history since Herod the Great established the world's first health resort millennia, thousands of years before Zara Spa became the byword for ultimate spa luxury.
Dead Sea at glance
The history of the Dead Sea is almost as old as time itself. Proof of human life in the Dead Sea area dates back approximately ten thousand years, while Jericho, the oldest continually occupied town in the world, can be found just to the north.
Aristotle was moved to write about its remarkable waters, while Queen Cleopatra is said to have been one of the first to recognise its qualities for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
The Dead Sea's healing properties were known throughout history with Herod the Great going so far as to establish the world's first health resort millennia before Zara Spa became the byword for ultimate spa luxury.
Dead sea healing powers
Containing over 30% minerals and salts that are beneficial to the skin, the Dead Sea is unique. Other seas and oceans generally have a concentration of less than 4%.
It is the natural elements of the brines which give the water its curative powers, although, as its name suggests, the extreme high content of salt and minerals means the Dead Sea is unable to sustain marine life.
The area's reduced harmful UVB* rays, low humidity and unpolluted air are a major attraction for wellness tourists. The sun's harmful ultra violet rays are filtered through multiple atmospheric layers allowing for longer periods in the sun with reduced risks to the skin. This unique phenomenon can only be experienced on the shores of the Dead Sea and nowhere else in the world.
It is this unique blend of elements of nature and life that give the Dead Sea an unmatched harmonious balance. Our hotel's rooms can give you the perfect rest after a relaxing day by this natural wonder.
*Sunlight has a profound effect on the skin causing premature skin aging, skin cancer, and a host of skin changes. Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging.
Beach Open: 6.30 am until sunset