Alonit: Shopping on the roadway
We had a short stop at the “Alonit” shopping centre near Beersheva on our way from Tel-Aviv to Ein Boqeq. Various goods from the Dead Sea were in sale there.
The most pleasant thing for me it was to see advertisements in Russian, haha! (Dear guests, there is a toilet in the Alonit supermarket). Russian is the second language after Hebrew! And no advertisements in English!
Petra Shopping Center, Ein Boqeq: Salt, Mud, and Dead Sea Products
There are a couple of small shopping centers in Ein Boqeq; near the Hod Hotel you will find the Petra shopping center. There are a few shops for souvenirs from the Dead Sea and Israel in general and for beach equipment and accessories, but the most typical items on sale are the Dead Sea products.
What to buy: Body and face kits, mineral salt for soles (and maybe another special salt for souls as well...), mineral mud enriched with aloe vera and olive oil, bath crystals, avocado cream - these are only a few of the many unique products.
If you can't bring your loved one to the Dead Sea, bring the Dead Sea to your loved one!
- Women's Travel
Dead Sea Minerals
What to buy: Believe it or not, I found the best place to purchase famous Dead Sea Salts, Bath minerals, Mud, and other items was right here in the hotel boutiques!
Often times you'll find a specific brand on sale, so go for it. The items were usually more expensive in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Also, if you're doing a side trip to Petra in Jordan, don't spring for any of their Dead Sea treatments since I priced them to be more expensive than what you can get in Israel.
Dead Sea Salts make a great gift to bring back to friends and loved ones at home.
What to pay: Anywhere from $5 to $50 or more