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Israel Arad region

The rolling hills of the Arad region link Judea in the north, the Negev to the south, and the deep eastern chasm of the Dead Sea.

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The rolling hills of the Arad region link Judea in the north, the Negev to the south, and the deep eastern chasm of the Dead Sea. At around 600 meters above sea level, the high desert air is dry, but even the meagre winter rains turn the ground into a carpet of wildflowers. The region’s ancient capital is now preserved within Tel Arad National Park, which encompasses the remains of a huge Canaanite city (Numbers 21:1) and an impressive fortress from First Temple times.

 

The modern city of Arad was founded in 1962. Its proximity to the Dead Sea means visitors can spend the day enjoying the healthful waters of the world’s lowest, saltiest lake, and ascend to the cool heights of Arad, less than an hour away to spend the night. Among its approximately 27,000 residents are a large number of new immigrants, particularly from the former Soviet Union. The city is known for its many artists whose works adorn the public squares and parks and whose galleries accent the region’s other points of interest.

 

 The 3,600-hectare Yattir Forest is on the northern edge of the Arad region. To the surprise of experts, not only do pines and other conifers thrive here, but so do fruit trees and even vineyards, with a nearby winery another highlight.

 

Also accessible from the Arad area is the western approach to Masada National Park via the Roman Ramp. For ethic fascination, enjoy Bedouin hospitality at the village of Kseifa and nearby Drejat

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Revivim Observatory is one of the three lookout points established in the summer of 194...
The Naot Hovav Eco-Industrial Park is opening its gates to the general public and invit...
Mitzpe Gvulot, the first lookout point in the Negev, is built entirely of mud bricks. T...
Ha-Makhtesh Ha-Katan (The Small Crater), Makhtesh Khatsera, the most perfect of the Neg...
The winery was established in 2000 and it produces around 170,000 bottles annually. The...
The winery was established in 2006 and it produces 60,000 bottles annually, only 20,000...
 

 Accommodations

 
A desert guest house site located in the Arava region, not far from the Dead Sea.
A desert hospitality and sleeping site. There is a common hospitality tent, private cam...
The hotel is located in the town of Ashkelon, 28 Arakefet Street is a 10 minute walk fr...
Mey Ami Hotel is located by the beach of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel offers rooms,...
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