Visitors to the Dead Sea should also take advantage of another nearby wonder, Hammamat Ma’in (Ma’in Hot Springs). Popular with both locals and tourists alike, the springs are located 264m below sea level in one of the most breathtaking desert oases in the world. Thousands of visiting bathers come each year to enjoy the mineral-rich waters of these hyper-thermal waterfalls. These falls originate from winter rainfalls in the highland plains of Jordan and eventually feed the 109 hot and cold springs in the valley. This water is heated to temperatures of up to 63° Celsius by underground lava fissures as it makes its way through the valley before emptying into the Zarqa River.
Tourist attractions The five-star Maein Spa Resort has a capacity of 97 hotel rooms and three meeting rooms, along with natural pools, sauna rooms, a public swimming pool and restaurants with mountain views. Within the resort there is an integrated health treatment center specializing in therapeutic health and massage with the presence of specialists who supervise the management of this center.
Ma'in Environment The hot springs are heated by hot water that comes from the top of the basaltic mountain and are dotted with waterfalls, painting a panoramic picture of nature and the depth of religious and historical heritage. The hot springs are accessible via several routes. The Ma'in waterfalls descend from the top of the mountains and form charming tides, complementing the waters that cross the Mujib Protected Area towards the Dead Sea through the Ma'in Mountains, extending into the springs. The Ma'in hot springs are an important station on the map of therapeutic tourism which thrives especially in the winter due to the warm climate of the region bordering the mountains between the mountains and its hot waters.
Medical Tourism Tourists frequent the hot springs, seeking treatment for chronic physical ailments such as skin and circulatory diseases, and bone, joint, back and muscular pains. The water in the springs contains minerals and other elements including sodium, calcium, chloride, radon, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide. In addition to immersing the body in the springs, foot baths and steam treatments are available.