The Dead Sea 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
The Tourism Ministry on Tuesday launched an online ballot where the public can
vote on what shape the NIS 833 million renovation of the Dead Sea will take in
the coming years.
The public will be able to chose one of three options:
desert scenery; “on the water getaway”; or commercial and recreational
Under the desert scenery option, new hotels would be built to
blend in with the natural surroundings, and would highlight the desert
landscapes of the Jordan Valley.
With the “on the water” option, new
hotels would jut out into the Dead Sea and would emphasize water activities and
The commercial and recreational option would emphasize
the construction of retail outlets and recreational facilities.
ballot is the continuation of a plan announced last Sunday, wherein the
government will invest NIS 833 million on rehabilitating the Dead Sea, including
NIS 700m. for developing the tourist infrastructure of its southern
The developments will be built in the area between Ein Bokek,
toward the southern end of the Dead Sea, and Ein Zohar further north.