`En Boqeq Travel Guide

  • Beach, hotels and Judean Desert cliffs: Ein Boqeq
    Beach, hotels and Judean Desert cliffs:...
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  • The Dead Sea, from Route 90
    The Dead Sea, from Route 90
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  • Floating in the Dead Sea
    Floating in the Dead Sea
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`En Boqeq Things to Do

  • flowing on the Dead Sea

    As a typical seaside hotel resort the main attraction here is the beach. The central part of the beach is the public one and has no entrance fee. We were there in October and wasn’t packed but still there were lots of visitors. Although it’s not impressive as a beach worth a visit because of the unique experience of swimming in the Dead Sea. If you...

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  • Walk in water in the middle of the...

    Just across the street from the tourist complex of Ein Bokek is the amazing Ein Bokek nature reserve. Entrance to the reserve is free, there is no guard and no gate - just a trail marked in a black line between two white lines, which leads from the main Dead Sea highway straight into the stream.Imagine finding yourself in the middle of the desert,...

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  • Ein Boqeq

    Ein Bokek is a hotel and resort district on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.Situated at the foot of the spring which gives its name, this tourist and therapeutic complex is the biggest and most developed along the entire Dead Sea coast. Ein Bokek is now a modern oasis and panacea for health seekers and tourists alike and lies in stark contrast to...

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`En Boqeq Restaurants

  • Pub at the beach

    The Beach Pub and Restaurant serves hotdogs and other fast food and most important: cold drinks. I really had no appetite in hot food with air temperatures at 43 degrees C.!Best thing that there where fans on the terrace that spraued a fine cool mist: refreshing! Cold drink, ice cream, cold drink, ....

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  • En gedi Inn - Pundak En gedi

    The En gedi Inn is a nice restaurant with air conditioning on the road for families or groups.When we came it was passover (a jewish holiday) so we didnt came to eat here and brought our own kosher food.

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  • If you miss fast food near the dead sea

    If you miss the taste of fast food you can always go to the mall on En Boqeq (called petra mall) and enjoy Mcdonalds. I dont like Mcdonalds but they dont have a variety of choices so i guess you can eat their hamburger.

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`En Boqeq Nightlife

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    by ophiro Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    You dont have a lot of options for nightlife in this area.
    Dont try to leave your hotel's area because this is still a desert and you can fall or find a dangerous animal (leopard , snake).

    You can enjoy in your hotel's lobby or sit outside and enjoy the desert silence.


    Dress Code: The desert can be very cold place during the night so i think you should take warm clothes with you

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`En Boqeq Transportation

  • how to go there

    Ein Bokek is located 16km S of Masada, 33km S of Ein Gedi, 115km SE of Jerusalem, 173km SE of Tel Aviv, 205 N of Eilatby caryou can drive there through Road 90 that runs down along the Dead Sea coast. There are parking lots to leave the car near the sea as the resorts spreads along the beachby busWe were in Ein Gedi the previous day so the morning...

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  • Getting there

    I had looked into getting to the Dead Sea by bus 384 of the Egged company. With only 3 rides a day, this was not the transport I had in mind. Luckely when the time came close, we had a group of 8 people and hiring a minivan taxi at Arad was a reasonable option. I was glad we went for that option, because the bus stop at the Dead Sea was an open...

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  • How to get to Ein Boqeq

    Ein Bokek is located 1.5 hour by 90th and 1st National roads from Jerusalem (100 km) or half an hour from the nearest town of Arad (25 km) by 90th and 31th National roads. We passed it twice. First on our way from Ovda airport to Jerusalem. Second – on our way from Tel-Aviv to Eilat. You can watch my 5 min 34 sec HD Video Arad-Dead Sea (En Boqeq)...

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`En Boqeq Shopping

  • what to shop in Ein Bokek

    Because of the hordes of tourist that arrive in En Bokek it’s no surprise there are numerous shopping centres around, they even speak Russian for the big amount of Russian speaking visitors that come here. Although I usually avoid such places here was a good place to play Dead Sea products because the variety was really huge and the prices...

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  • 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...

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  • 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. Body and face kits, mineral salt for soles (and...

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`En Boqeq Local Customs

  • Mud bath, mud mask, mud everywhere...

    On the Dead Sea beaches and in the Dead Sea spas you will come across strange looking human-like creatures with a smooth, grey surface. These are neither aliens from Mars,nor local Dead Sea mutants. These are people like you and me, covered from top to bottom with Dead Sea mud.Why should you apply mud to your skin?Dead Sea mud is rich in minerals,...

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  • Float in the dead sea water

    A lot of people come to see the dead sea and to float in the water.A well known custom is to read a news paper in the water while someone else is taking your picture.

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  • Watch the sunset and sunrise over the...

    A lot of people (like me) come very early in the morning to see the sunrise over the dead sea and also a lot come to see the sunset.the view here is beautiful , magical.

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`En Boqeq Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety Rules in the Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea, as everybody knows, has very high salt concentrations. The caution sign at the entrance to the public beach is in Hebrew, so here is a brief translation: - Take care not to drink or swallow the Dead Sea Water. - Take care to avoid getting water in your eyes; this may be harmful. - Do not attempt to dive or even dip your head in the...

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  • Weather in the desert

    During the night it can be very cold in the desert so i suggest that you will take some warm clothes with you if you want to be outside during the night.Also beware of snakes , scorpions and other good "friends"

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  • Salt of the dead sea

    The dead sea water is very salty !if you have open wound , shaved legs etc be careful it will sting for a while , avoid contact with salt and your eyes.

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`En Boqeq Tourist Traps

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    by Vabate Written Nov 23, 2009

    Watch out for shops at the Dead Sea plugging the 2-for-1 deal. It's no deal! prices are doubled here. To shop for dead sea products, the best option is the smaller pharmacy shops on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem for example, or visit a large pharmacy shop at the bus station or mall. You can always catch duty free on your way out at the airport in Tel Aviv - these are some of the fairest prices but unless you have a direct flight, you may have a problem getting through customs on your way to Canada or the USA.

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`En Boqeq What to Pack

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    by ophiro Written Jun 2, 2005

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You need good walking shoes , hat , a lot of water , walking stick is good for unstable rocks , a map of the area.

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`En Boqeq Off The Beaten Path

  • Dead Sea Works

    Large industrial complex at southern tip of the Dead Sea; its intricate system of dykes and evaporation pans exploits the enormous mineral wealth of the water for the production of raw chemical materials, essential for industry, agriculture and medicine. The plant is one of Israel’s most important exporters of fertilizers and chemicals such as...

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  • Sodom

    In biblical times the area supplied salt to the world from the huge deposit known as Mount Sodom just south of Ein Bokek. Because of the great value of salt as a meat preserver, it was widely desirable. Roman fortresses were erected and manned to protect the caravansaries transporting these shipments, one of which was situated at Ein Bokek.Still...

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  • Arad

    Arad is a city in the South District of Israel. It is located on the border of the Negev and Judean Deserts, 25 kilometers west of the Dead Sea and 45 kilometers east of the city Beersheba. Arad's population grew significantly with the Aliyah from the Commonwealth of Independent States in the 1990s. It is one of the biggest city with Russian...

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`En Boqeq Sports & Outdoors

  • Biking along the Dead Sea

    Route 90 along the Dead Sea has long flat stretches, and most uphill segments have a mild slope, making it quite convenient for biking. It's a scenic route, with the Dead Sea on the east and the cliffs of the Judean Desert on the west. The road shoulders are wide and paved, which makes biking on the shoulder easy and relatively safe.Bikes can be...

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  • Cooling off after biking in an Oasis

    Nahal Bokek we found to be an excellent place to cool off after we have done either a night ride through the dry canyons of the Amiaz area (Nahal Pratziem, Nahal Sdom) or come off the very hot high plateau overlooking the Dead Sea.There is a perfect small pool that is just big enough for a group of friends if you don't mind sharing. ^O^

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  • Dead Sea at Ein Boqeq

    The Dead Sea is also probably the most phenomenal body of water on earth, and its surroundings the most wondrous.At 400 meters below sea level, it is the lowest spot on earth. It is apart of the 6000km Great African Rift Valley. It is 55km long by 17.5km at its widest point, with a depth of up to 400m. This inland sea is flanked by the Judean Hills...

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  • Dragonflies at Nahal Bokek

    The colors of the dragonflies is amazing, the shimmering reds just sort of seem to move....then all of a sudden the dragonfly will alight and be PERFECTLY STILL...if you see it there you would think it was not a living thing...till it jumps into flight again...

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  • Ein Bokek Information center

    At the Ein Bokek center there is a center for tourist information where you can find out about accomdations, trips and other things for the entire Dead Sea area.They have an e-mail, but no web site as yet, it is: tamar266@bezeqint.netthe telephone is : 00972-08-9975010Open Mon-Saturday 10:00-17:00 summer 09:00-16:00 winter

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Sodom mountain
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Masada
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Dead Sea Minerals
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Treat Yourself to a "Spa Day" !
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Nahal Bokek, Michele above double waterfall
Off The Beaten Path
Dead sea mud
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No entrance Trails
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Water
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Sunrise over the dead sea
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The Dead Sea
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Masada
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VT meet at Dead Sea McDonald's
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Ein Bokek, "the last struggle"
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Ein Bokek, Tal and Sharon
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Ein Bokek, double watefall
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Ein Bokek, Stacey, king of the waterfall
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Ein Bokek, peaceful green
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Ein Bokek, the stairs
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Ein Bokek, life giving water
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