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SweimehJordan

Go between the religious pilgrimage sites and scenic resorts gracing the salty basin in the lowest landscape in the world.

Overlooking the Dead Sea, the town of Sweimeh is packed with deluxe hotels and sprawling beaches. Its surroundings have many historic spots of great religious importance. Stay at a resort in the heart of the town or along the salty shores of the water, actually a lake.

As you approach the Dead Sea region, notice the roads’ continued descent to the salty basin, the lowest terrain on Earth. The site is popular among those with skin ailments, as the mineral-rich mud is said to have curative properties.

Admire the town’s mosque and try Middle Eastern food in small cafés. Make your way to the beaches expanding from the southwestern part of the municipality. Many sections of beach are private and belong to the deluxe hotels lining the sea. Arrive at the public Amman Beach, dressed modestly, to join others swimming in the sparkling Dead Sea.

Wade into the water, which is so salty that you can easily float on its surface. For an unusual and unforgettable experience, lie on your back on the water while reading a book or waving at friends on the beach. The sea contains no plants or fish and is generally quite warm, especially during the summer.

Back on the shore, check out the luxurious King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center and browse the stores and restaurants in the adjacent Samarah Mall.

For a change, travel to nearby Mount Nebo, where it is said Moses first saw the Promised Land. Discover the caves and churches near the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ and study the 6th-century mosaics in Madaba.

Find the town in the Balqa Governorate, in the northwestern part of Jordan. Drive west from Amman for about 30 miles (50 kilometers) to arrive here in about 45 minutes. Fly into the Queen Alia International Airport, south of Amman, and drive to the city directly in less than 1 hour.

Sweimeh blends historical religious attractions with a picturesque coastline along the Dead Sea.

Top Hotels in Sweimeh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
5 out of 5
Dead Sea Road, Sweimeh
The price is $173 per night

Located in Sweimeh, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 1.3 mi (2 km) from Amman Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mujib Nature Reserve and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (600 reviews)

"The location, staff extremely friendly. I did not like the wired closing hours for some restaurants and services"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Hotels Area, Jordan Valley Highway, Sweimeh
The price is $120 per night

Located in Sweimeh, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention center, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Amman Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mujib Nature Reserve ...

4.1/5Very Good! (344 reviews)
Amazing!

"Lovely clean boutique hotel in the heart of Jerusalem but away from the busy streets. Warm welcoming staff always willing to assist. Nice touch with 24 hour coffee/tea station with sweet treats! The food is absolutely amazing!!! Would not think twice to book and stay here again. Highly recommend!!! ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Dead Sea Road, Sweimeh
The price is $126 per night

Located in Sweimeh, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Amman Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mujib Nature Reserve ...

4.3/5Excellent! (510 reviews)

"Friendly, courteous, efficient, beautiful pools and property, but relatively pricey restaurants and service."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa

Popular places to visit in Sweimeh

Amman Beach
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Amman Beach

3.5/5(14 reviews)

With ample chairs, umbrellas and beach facilities, this public beach club offers one of the most affordable ways to access the Dead Sea. 

Ein Gedi National Park
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Ein Gedi National Park

4.5/5(89 reviews)

Hike in this desert oasis, where an abundance of wildlife and vegetation is supported by a series of streams, pools and waterfalls. 

Mujib Nature Reserve
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Mujib Nature Reserve

3.5/5(4 reviews)

Surrounding a canyon that leads to the Dead Sea, this beautifully located reserve is home to a stunning array of wildlife and many lovely places to swim. 

Mount Nebo
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Mount Nebo

4.5/5(94 reviews)

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who for almost two millennia have been coming to this Jordanian peak where Moses first beheld the Holy Lands.

Monastery of the Temptation
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Monastery of the Temptation

You can learn about the history of Jericho with a trip to Monastery of the Temptation. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Madaba Mosaic Map
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Madaba Mosaic Map

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Madaba when you take a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map. Stroll along the seaside or visit the spas in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Sweimeh

Masada & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv
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Masada & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

$124
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Masada & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem
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Masada & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

$113
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
From Jerusalem:Qumran ,Bethlehem, Jericho and Dead Sea Tour
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From Jerusalem:Qumran ,Bethlehem, Jericho and Dead Sea Tour

$65
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Jericho, Jordan River and the Dead Sea Trip from Tel Aviv
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Jericho, Jordan River and the Dead Sea Trip from Tel Aviv

$129
Per adult
Full-Day Dead Sea Relaxation Tour from Jerusalem
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Full-Day Dead Sea Relaxation Tour from Jerusalem

$90
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Water Relaxation: Dead sea - Ma'in Hot Spring
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Water Relaxation: Dead sea - Ma'in Hot Spring

$53
Per adult

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