In addition, the hot sulphur springs along the shores of the Dead Sea and the deposits of medicinal mud, provide treatment for a number of ailments, such as psoriasis, arthritis, rheumatism, dermatitis, eczema, neurodermatitis and vitiligo.Cosmetic products derived from the mineral deposits support a thriving industry supplying renowned health spas and beauty salons all over the world.The air is extremely dry while temperatures are high all year round (max. The low altitude enriches the air in oxygen(l0% more than at sea-level), while the absence of urban concentrations keeps the air pollution-free.The low humidity, combined with the high evaporation rate of the Dead Sea water, increase the body's metabolic activity, and the high atmospheric pressure filters the sun's ultra-violet rays, virtually reducing the danger of sunburn on the more than 300 cloudless days of the year.
Roman fortresses were erected and manned to protect the caravansaries transporting these shipments, one of which was situated at Ein Bokek.
These archaeological remains and those of a nearby perfume and medicine factory which was also in operation at that time, open a door into another era.
The spring that gives the area its name is situated in the dry river bed of Nahal or Wadi Bokek opposite the hotel area.
Ever since ancient times, the Judean Desert surrounding the Dead Sea region has provided refuge for those in search of freedom or peace.
Biblical stories and archaeological remains testify to the role it has played in history.
Bus and Taxi services make for easy access to any part of Israel.