The Israel Land Authority (ILA) and the Ministry of Tourism has published a tender to construct 1,675 new guest rooms in the Ein Bokek-Hamei Zohar region by the Dead Sea.
According to a press release from the Tourism Ministry, Israel Land Authority CEO Ya’akov Kvint said: “The planning includes tourism areas, hotels and recreation alongside attractions, commercial areas, offices, as well as wide open areas to strengthen the economic and employment base for residents of the area and its environs, while strengthening the support infrastructure including access roads and parking.”
The projects includes the development of seven complexes spanning over eight plots. Two of the proposed hotels will be built on the water, with a separate plot hosting water-based tourist attractions.
Aside from hotels and tourist attractions, the tender also outlines the construction of both commercial and office spaces.
The ministry has made efforts in recent years to develop the tourism sector at the Dead Sea, investing millions of shekels and marketing it as a leading tourist destination for both Israelis and international tourists, appealing for its desert landscapes, unique beaches, and the Dead Sea itself.