All cities and resorts in Jordan for travel. List of the most famous regions, regions, cities and resorts in Jordan: population, codes, distances, the best descriptions and reviews of tourists.
Dead Sea, Jordan
According to Wholevehicles, the Jordanian coast of the Dead Sea is located in a unique climatic reserve and is considered a natural clinic. It is a very quiet and sparsely populated place. The salt lake, which is the Dead Sea, lies 400 m below sea level and is considered the saltiest body of water on the planet. The composition of its water includes many components – from bromine and chlorine to rare metals. It is the salts that provide the world-famous healing properties of local water and mud, which are especially effective in the treatment of various diseases of the skin and joints. The Dead Sea always has good warm weather – 330 sunny days a year.
The Jordanian Dead Sea coast is a 45-minute drive from the international airport.
How to get to the Dead Sea Jordan
You can get to the Dead Sea from different cities. From Russia to Jordan you can fly to Amman or Aqaba. It is closer from Amman (only 65 km to the coast), but direct flights from Moscow depart only three times a week (on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays) and are expensive. A flight with a transfer (round trip) will cost less.
From Aqaba to the Dead Sea of Jordan, travel from 250 to 350 km (depending on the route), but there are direct flights every day and the schedule is convenient.
Consider all options for the way to the Dead Sea from these two cities:
- From Amman
You can get to the beach resorts of the Dead Sea by bus. They leave from the Muhajireen bus station near the airport, any one that goes towards the Dead Sea will do (you need to ask the driver). The bus stop by the sea is located on the highway in the town of Suweima, you will have to take a taxi from it. It’s not far to go, but for less than 10 JOD, no one will be lucky for you – taxi drivers know that tourists have no other options. Prices on the page are for July 2021.
The Alpha Daily Tours bus departs daily at 7:00 from the Alpha terminal to the Dead Sea coast.
A taxi ride from the airport to the resort will cost from 45 JOD.
- From Aqaba
Buses from Aqaba to the Dead Sea go through Amman, there are several flights a day, departing from the airport. Without stops along the way, this trip will take about 3 hours. The road on the sightseeing bus will last 4-5 hours (if you do not stop anywhere).
If you rent a car at the airport, we recommend choosing the route via Amman: it is a little longer than the direct road to the sea, but it is a very good route. A taxi to the coast from Aqaba will cost at least 150-170 JOD, but this amount still needs to be negotiated.
- How much is a day tour to the Dead Sea from Amman
Dead Sea Hotels in Jordan
Hotels with modern medical and rehabilitation and cosmetology centers are located in the north of the Dead Sea, a few kilometers from the mouth of the Jordan River, which flows into it. All hotels offer a wide range of spa treatments, and two hotels have clinics for the treatment of skin diseases.
An interesting feature of the eastern part of the Dead Sea is the waves. The fact is that it is in this direction that the Jordan River flows, flowing into the Dead Sea just a few kilometers from the hotel zone. Hotels on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea are located separately; no resort town or village can be found there. However, this fact will not affect either entertainment or shopping – all this can be found on the territory of your own hotel. Souvenirs can be easily bought during the tours.
Dead Sea beaches
Dead Sea hotels have their own beaches. In addition, there is an equipped city beach, Amman Beach, about 10 km from the hotel zone, paid (about 6 JOD, 50% discount for children) and not related to any of the hotels. Tourists can relax here without staying at any of the local hotels.
The Ayyubid castle, towering over the village of Ajlun, is famous for the fact that it was with its help that the Crusaders were defeated eight centuries ago. This Ajlun castle (Kal’at-ar-Rabad), perched atop a mountain, was built in 1184 by one of Saladin’s generals to guard the iron mines and protect the city from attack.
From the top platform of the castle, stunning views of the Jordan Valley open up.
How to get to Ajlun
Ajloun is located 73 km from Amman. By car or taxi from Amman, you need to follow the Sport City interchange to the northwest past Jordan University. Or take a fixed-route taxi, which follows from the Al-Abdali station. There is no timetable: minibuses leave when they pick up passengers.
Ajlun is also quickly accessible from Jerash via a scenic road through pine forests and olive groves.
Entertainment and attractions of Ajloun
Ajlun Castle is one of the best preserved examples of Arab-Muslim medieval military architecture. Its distinguishing features are a dry moat, a drawbridge leading to the main entrance, a well-fortified gate with decorative stone doves, and a massive south tower. Inside, the castle is a labyrinth of archways, spiral staircases, ramps, dining rooms, stables, as well as the private quarters of the steward of the castle.
Initially, the castle had four towers with loopholes for archers, and was surrounded by a moat 16 meters wide and 15 meters deep. In 1215, the Mamluk governor Aibak ibn Abdullah expanded the castle by adding another tower on the southeast corner and building a bridge decorated with doves, which can still be seen today.
Ajlun also houses the temple of Al-Khadir (St. George). Other holy places include the birthplace of the prophet Elijah in Listib and the church of Elijah the prophet in Khirbet Mar Ilyas. Nearby is the tomb of the revered companion of the Prophet Muhammad Ikrimah-ibn-Abi-Jahal.
In the vicinity of Ajlun, there are also many places worth visiting. For example, a nature reserve of stunning beauty, along which two tourist routes pass. Here you can stay overnight right on the territory of the reserve, in chalets.
In the village of Tubna, it is worth seeing the Zeydani Mosque, the Assembly Hall of 1750, as well as the Al’ali Shreida Palace, the former residence of the local governor. Of interest is the ancient settlement in the village of Zubia, which is still called the “monastery” to this day – here are the ruins of a Byzantine church. In addition, several centuries-old houses and stables have been preserved in these places.