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The Dead Sea ultimate guide

The Dead Sea is over 400 metres below sea level—the lowest point on Earth. While heading down there, the differences in pressure may affect some, particularly people with sinus or ear problems. Chewing gum can help so be sure to have some handy.

While the Dead Sea area is one of the safest places to sunbathe, known for solar radiation therapeutic UVB, sunscreen and re-applying now and then is still essential. Sunburn can get pretty nasty and we all know that it can ruin your trip.

Mineral-rich black mud is what the Dead Sea’s famous for. Aside from its soothing effect, it is also highly beneficial in treating skin diseases.

Sensitive skin might experience itching and redness. Raw mud’s high concentration of minerals can be harsh on the skin; commercial mud or the ones used in spas tend to be less concentrated. We recommend that you test your skin first by applying a small amount on an area other than your face; leave it for about 5 minutes then wash it off and check for any discolouration or rashes.

The Dead Sea’s waters are ten times saltier than the ocean and is rich in bromine; chloride salts of magnesium; and potassium. If you’re thinking about taking a dive in head first, think again. Even the slightest splash of water in your eyes will leave you screaming like an opera queen! We recommend you keep your head above water and wear your sunglasses for protection. Also check yourself for any wounds or cuts because the salt is going to hurt!

Its high salinity levels make floating effortless. This unusual quality has attracted visitors since ancient times. Emulate King Herod the Great and Cleopatra by enjoying this exquisite natural spa and floating in its sparkling waters.