Nestled between Jordan to the east and Israel to the west, the Dead Sea sits at the lowest point on earth, over -438m below sea level.
The Dead Sea is a unique and spectacular geological phenomenon. Its high salinity level (34%) creates a buoyant environment where visitors can float effortlessly in its therapeutic water. Over 800,000 people visit the Sea each year to derive the health benefits of minerals which can only be found in this Sea.
The Dead Sea region is one of the most biodiverse areas in the Middle East. The harsh desert environment has given rise to an array of plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth, and the area functions as a vital stopover route for over 500 million migratory birds annually.
The Dead Sea and the Lower Jordan River hold immense significance for humanity and is a sacred site for all three Abrahamic religions. It was here that Lot’s wife got turned into a pillar of salt, here that the Israelites crossed into the promised land, and here that Jesus Christ was baptized. For thousands of years the sea and river have inspired prophets, philosophers, crusaders, and kings.