9 Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs

9 Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs

The Middle East has a rich history of hot springs. Here is a list of some of the best Middle Eastern Hot Springs that one must visit.

9 Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs

Water is not generally what one associates with a desert region, but it is a remarkable fact that arid regions of the Middle East are home to many springs including hot springs. These springs have not only fostered luxury but also contributed to health and wellness. They are nature’s gifts to mankind and from ancient times have been centres of healing and wellness.

9 Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs

9 Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs
Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs

From Dubai to Jeddah and from Jordan to Morocco and Turkey, there is a string of hot springs that are known to be rich in minerals and possess immense healing and rejuvenation properties.

The Middle East in fact has a rich history of hot springs that date back to the times of the Ottoman Empire. Traditional Hammams and Turkish baths have always been an important feature of the culture of the Middle East. Here is a list of some of the best Middle Eastern Hot Springs that one must visit.

Ras Al Khaimah’s Khatt Hot Springs

Ras Al Khaimah, one of the Emirates that make up the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is home to the Khatt Hot Springs. It is a triple hot water spring that emerges from the substrate of limestones. The water which has a constant temperature of 40 degrees centigrade is rich in sulphur and also other minerals.

The water of this natural hot spring is believed to have many curative properties and is beneficial for those suffering from skin ailments, muscular issues, and rheumatism. The springs are now part of a hotel spa that has been developed there.

Morocco’s Moulay Yacoub Hot Springs

The exotic land of Morocco is home to more than 100 thermal springs. Of these 29 have been analysed and identified for their chemical composition and curative properties. One of the most popular of all the hot springs is, undoubtedly, Moulay Yacoub. The waters of Moulay Yacoub are rich in Sulphur and mineral salts. Natrium, Calcium, and Magnesium also enrich the composition of the water of the hot spring.

The water of Moulay Yacoub is known to be especially beneficial for those with rheumatoid conditions and ENT ( Ear, Nose, and Throat) ailments, as well as chronic pains.

Jordan’s Ma’in Hot Springs

Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs - Jordan’s Ma’in Hot Springs
Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs – Jordan’s Ma’in Hot Springs

The Ma’in Hot Spring is located in Madaba, about 74 kilometres from Amman in Jordan. The Ma’in Hot Spring is recognised as one of the most beautiful natural pools and springs in the world. The hot springs originate from the top of basaltic mountains and are an important location on the map of wellness tourism. The mineral-rich waters of the hot spring and its curative properties attract tourists from all over. They throng the hot springs for chronic skin ailments, circulatory diseases, as well as joint and muscular pain.

Egypt’s Siwa Oasis Hot Springs

Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs - Egypt’s Siwa Oasis Hot Springs
Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs – Egypt’s Siwa Oasis Hot Springs

Siwa Oasis in Egypt whose ancient name was Oasis of Amun Ra is famous for the ruins of the ancient temple to the Oracle of Ammon. It is also a popular destination for its hot springs which have been used since ancient times. by the Egyptian, Persian, Greek, and Bedouin civilizations. The most famous of these is the Cleopatra Spring which is a stone spring that is perpetually fed by natural spring water.

Saudi Arabia’s Ad-Dal’a Hot Springs

The Ad-Dal’a hot spring is an amazing spring with an astounding depth of 30 metres. The spring is connected underground to another spring called Samha located about 15 metres away. These springs are located near Al-Kharj in Saudi Arabia, and the seemingly bottomless spring has an eternal charm of its own.

Turkey’s Pamukkale Hot Springs

Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs - Turkey’s Pamukkale Hot Springs
Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs – Turkey’s Pamukkale Hot Springs

The surreal Pamukkale hot springs of Turkey are probably the best-known hot springs in the world. There are actually as many as 17 hot springs spread across the Pamukkale terraces that are made up of a sedimentary rock called travertine. The temperature of these hot springs ranges from around 35 degrees centigrade to a mind-boggling 100 degrees centigrade. Pamukkale is considered one of the best Middle Eastern Hot Springs that one must visit.

Tunisia’s Korbous Hot Springs

The town of Korbous which is located about 56 kilometres from the Tunisian capital of Tunis is home to seven lovely hot springs. The town and the road that leads to it are surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The seven springs are each believed to have healing properties that are beneficial to different maladies which include arthritis, and respiratory problems. The temperature of the hot springs ranges from 44 degrees centigrade to 60 degrees centigrade.

Oman’s Nakhal Hot Springs

Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs - Oman’s Nakhal Hot Springs
Best Middle Eastern Hot Springs – Oman’s Nakhal Hot Springs

The Nakhal Hot Springs located in scenic surroundings are just 90 kilometres from Oman’s capital, Muscat. They are known as Ain Al Thawarah hot springs and are quite popular with tourists. These hot springs gush from Silud Mountain and flow across the valley for about 30 metres before branching out into two distinct tributaries. The hot springs make for a very rejuvenating and relaxing experience in the midst of nature. The 17th-century Nakhal Fort that is located in the vicinity adds to the timeless charm of the Nakhal Hot Springs.

Wadi Ad-Dawasir’s Al-Jobah Hot Springs

A popular health and wellness destination in Saudi Arabia is the Al-Jobah Hot Springs, located in the valley popularly referred to as Wadi Ad-Dawasir. The curative and rejuvenating properties of the hot springs are harnessed with the help of modern facilities that include swimming pools. The water is rich with natural Sulphur, which helps in improving metabolism and treating joint diseases, as well as rheumatism. A swim in the waters of the hot springs is guaranteed to be totally refreshing as well as energising too.

These are 9 of the best Middle Eastern Hot Springs that have literally become hotspots of health and wellness tourism. Each one has its own unique appeal that continues to draw tourists in hordes, who come in search of rejuvenation and to recharge their bodies, minds, and souls.

It may not be wrong to say that these hot springs are fonts of the elixir of life, water, and their natural healing properties foster health and wellness, in those who experience them. Have you experienced any of these Middle Eastern Hot Springs?

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