Araba Valley
Michelin Guide
Natural site
The Michelin Guide's review
This long corridor linking the Dead Sea to the Red Sea is not technically speaking a valley. Its uneven topography, highest near Gharandal (200m below sea level) before dropping to the Dead Sea (408m below sea level), would not allow a river to flow through it. The only water is in the form of wadis which form rapidly on those rare rainy days. It is one of a series of rift valleys running from the Syrian Ghab and continued by the Red Sea and the African Rift Valley.
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