A hidden desert gem strives to become a tourism beacon

Agriculture Ministry promotes tourism in village of Drijat, which is not connected to the national power grid.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
August 29, 2018 22:41
A VIEW of the village of Drijat, located in the Negev desert.

A VIEW of the village of Drijat, located in the Negev desert.. (photo credit: JINITZAIL HERNANDEZ)

 
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DRIJAT – In the Negev desert, past long winding roads and hilly sunburnt landscapes, lies the picturesque village of Drijat. Located roughly 50 kilometers west of the Dead Sea, Drijat is southern Israel’s only Fellahi town. The Fellahin are Arab farmers and agricultural laborers originating from the Middle East and North Africa.

With its fascinating history and unique offerings, the village is quickly becoming a tourist destination for many Israeli and international travelers.

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