We went to the Dead Sea, Jordanian side in July of 2009. It was wonderful. We stayed at the Ishtar and Service was remarkable. Night life is better at the neighboring movenpick Hotel, a Swiss chain, (live music, belly dancing) for you to enjoy but Ishtar is a better hotel chain. You can ask the hotel to be driven next door at night in the little golf cart like vehicles. Over all the resort is excellent and the Ishtar has infinity pools to die for!!!!