There’s zero gravity when the salty water makes you fly. You drive past sand, rocks and plantations of date palms to get there. With a view to Jordan on the other side millions of tourists visit the dead sea on the west bank every year. 

Alongside the coast of the huge salt lake, resorts take entry fees for people to float in the valued water and smear themselves with mineral rich mud. But life can’t always grow in the desert. Some of the resorts are still marked by the second intifada which took place from 2000 - 2005. Some had to close and the water level is declining about 1.1 metres every year.