Travel to the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea has its western coast located in Israel and the West Bank. It is the lowest point in the world at 394.5 below sea level. Currently, 25 kilometers of Dead Sea coastline reside within Palestinian Authority territory, including Qumran and Ein Feshka.

Gain Ingress

The Israeli portion of the Dead Sea is a day away from Jerusalem (39km from Northern Dead Sea via the West Bank), Eilat (220km from Southern Dead Sea), or Tel Aviv (98km from Northern Dead Sea). There are three channels into the Dead Sea area. The first is through Highway 1 and Highway 90, using the West Bank, from the Jerusalem area, Highway 90 is a long relatively scenic rolling road with two moderate climbs. Although summer construction might yield passersby, a tight passage can still be accessed. On the other hand, you could take the area from Eilat via Highway 90 from the south, or the road from Beersheva via Arad.

The primary access points are the oases of Ein Gedi and Ein Bokek, both accessible via Egged bus from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Eilat, Beersheva, and Arad. Ein Bokek opens a public beach with free showers while the beach in Ein Gedi is completely deserted and currently has no facilities to accommodate tourists.

Climate

The climate at the Dead Sea fluctuates depending on the season. Temperatures during the tourist season can turn extremely warm, ranging from 30 degrees Celsius in the spring to north of 40 degrees Celsius during the summer. The area receives an average amount of 330 days of sunshine every year, with rare rainy days occurring only during winter.

Despite the large amount of sun present at the Dead Sea, the low altitude, and supplementary atmosphere makes the sunlight weaker. It is therefore said that sunbathing here brings lower risks of sunburn—definitely a great way to enjoy your favorite Redbet Casino download game while doing so. This quality of the Dead Sea sunlight is one of the factors behind its mythological curing properties for several skin diseases.

Pointers

The water residing in the Dead Sea is extremely salted and is considered to be the second saltiest body of water in the world. Its name is taken from the fact that the water is far too salinated for any marine inhabitation to exist.

The Dead Sea is innately endorheic, which means that there are no outlet streams present. In addition, the Jordan River is its only major source. The northern region of the Dead Sea receives only 4 inches of rain a year while the southern part receives a maximum of 2 inches of rainfall. Due to the man-made reduction of the Jordan River alongside the high evaporation levels of the Dead Sea, the sea is said to be shrinking little by little. All the shallow waters of the southern end of the sea have been depleted and now remain as salt flats.

Although the draining levels are high, the Dead Sea would never disappear entirely because evaporation slows down as surface area decreases and saltiness rise. Measure are being currently proposed to direct water from the Red Sea through a series of tunnels or canals to restock the declining water levels and supply water and electrical solutions to the surrounding areas at the same time