Located in the Jordan Valley and approximately 55 km southeast of Amman you can find the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. The name Dead Sea refers to the fact, that no organic life can exist to its waters due to high salinity. The lake is 75 kms long and 6 to 16 kms wide, mainly supplied by water from the Jordan River, but has no outlet, so the waters evaporate, leaving behind a dense mix of salts and minerals. The warm, soothing, salty water itself is ten times saltier than sea water. It is rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium and bromine.
Dead Sea is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zora. This area is also popular for its health effects since ancient time and it was one of the first spas in the world. From Herold the Great up to Queen Cleopatra who enjoyed the health benefits of this amazing place.
Today the Dead Sea is well known and one of the greatest attraction for health and leisure tourism in Jordan. There are several hotels with spa gathered at Sweimeh. Public beaches are also available for those who want to experience floating at the Dead Sea for a couple of hours.