in Southern District, Israel
- Bar Yehuda Airfield (11 mi)
- Be'er Sheva (Teyman) Airport (29 mi)
- Ein Yahav Airfield (44 mi)
- Ben Gurion International Airport (55 mi)
- Queen Alia International Airport (56 mi)
- Sde Dov Airport (64 mi)
- El Gora Airport (65 mi)
- Amman-Marka International Airport (67 mi)
- Ovda International Airport (93 mi)
- Damascus International Airport (167 mi)
- Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (178 mi)
- Masada (Unesco heritage, 9 mi)
- Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves (Unesco heritage, 30 mi)
- Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (Unesco heritage, 31 mi)
- Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir (Unesco heritage, 32 mi)
- Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) (Unesco heritage, 45 mi)
- Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev (Unesco heritage, 50 mi)
- White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement (Unesco heritage, 61 mi)
- Petra (Unesco heritage, 66 mi)
- Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba (Unesco heritage, 92 mi)
- Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves (Unesco heritage, 99 mi)
- Miẕpé Mo’ab (observation point, (2 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 31.259 and 35.213 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 31° 15' 31" and E 35° 12' 46"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Shekel - ILS
- Spoken languages:
- Hebrew, Arabic, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 04:29 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Jerusalem
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:24 am and 6:42 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Safety Score: 2,9 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Israel.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Israel. Last Update: 2019-09-17 07:22:30
Delve into Arad
Arad in Southern District with it's 23,700 habitants is a city located in Israel about 35 mi (or 57 km) south of Jerusalem, the country's capital town.
Current time in Arad is now 04:29 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Jerusalem with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 11 airports closer to Arad, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in Israel is Bar Yehuda Airfield in a distance of 11 mi (or 18 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Israel is Masada in a distance of 9 mi (or 15 km), North-East. We saw 1 points of interest near this location. In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ghawr al Mazra`ah, Beersheba, `Ayy, Fuqu` and Jerusalem. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 85 °F
|Morning Temperature||18°C / 64 °F|
|Evening Temperature||25°C / 77 °F|
|Night Temperature||19°C / 66 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1013.6 hPa|
|Wind Speed||with 9 km/h (5 mph) from South|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Wednesday, 18th of September 2019
31°C (88 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Thursday, 19th of September 2019
31°C (88 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Friday, 20th of September 2019
29°C (84 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Videos from this area
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Mountain biking. Israel. Arad - Masada, through the mountains Ielim and Jonathan (Judean Desert)
3.04.2009. Велопоходы по Израилю. Арад - Мецада через горы Иэлим и Йонатан (Иудейская пустыня). Подробное описани...
Mountain biking. Israel. Arad - Dead Sea (along the Nahal Bokek).
1.12.2007. Велопоходы по Израилю. Арад - Мертвое море вдоль нахаль Бокек (пустыня Арава). Подробное описание...
Mountain biking. Israel. Arad - Dead Sea (Nahal Hemar and Maale Zeyron).
5.10.2007. Велопоходы по Израилю. Арад - Мертвое море (вдоль нахаль Хэмар и маале Зэйрон), Иудейская пустыня....
Mountain biking. Israel. Arad - Dead Sea along Nahal Menachem & Maale Yair (Judean Desert).
14.03.2009. Велопоходы по Израилю. Арад - Мертвое море вдоль нахаль Менахем и Маале Яир (Иудейская пустыня). Подро...
MTB Arad to Dead Sea
this is a fast 30 km trail with a 1000m descent! the last part of the trail was "Maale Yaier" which was a steep 300m downhill trail. sadly, my gopro cam was without battery at that point. i...
Mountain biking. Israel. Arad - Dead Sea through a stream Bokek. Арад - Мертвое Море вдоль ручья Бокек
14.10.2008. Велопоходы по Израилю. Подробное описание этого маршрута и фотографии: http://is-israel.com/tracks/arad-mm3/index.htm...
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel, on top of an isolated rock plateau (akin to a mesa) on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. Herod the Great built palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. According to Josephus, the Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Jewish rebels and their families holed up there.
Siege of Masada
The siege of Masada was among the final accords of the Great Jewish Revolt, occurring from 73 to 74 AD on a large hilltop in current-day Israel. The long siege by the troops of the Roman Empire led to the mass suicide of the Sicarii rebels and resident Jewish families of the Masada fortress. The siege was chronicled by Flavius Josephus, a Jewish rebel leader captured by the Romans, in whose service he became a historian.
Legio X Fretensis
Legio X Fretensis ("Tenth legion of the sea strait") was a Roman legion levied by Augustus Caesar in 41/40 BC to fight during the period of civil war that started the dissolution of the Roman Republic. X Fretensis is then recorded to have existed at least until the 410s. X Fretensis symbols were the bull — the holy animal of the goddess Venus — a ship (probably a reference to the Battles of Naulochus and/or Actium), the god Neptune, and a boar.
Ma'on, Har Hebron
Ma'on is an Israeli settlement and a moshav shitufi in the Judean Hills of the West Bank, located south of Hebron and north of Beersheba. It is part of the Har Hebron Regional Council. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.
The Masada cableway is an aerial tramway at the ancient fortress of Masada, Israel. Its bottom station is 257 m below and its summit station is 33 metres above sea level, thereby making it the lowest aerial tramway in the world. The cableway was built in 1971 by the Karl Brändle company of Switzerland to carry people to the ruins at the top of the plateau. It had one aerial tramway support pillar and two cabins with a length of 900 metres and an elevation change of 290 metres.
Highway 90 (Israel)
Route 90 is the longest Israeli road, at about 480 km, and stretches from Metula and the northern border with Lebanon, along the western side of the Sea of Galilee, through the Jordan River Valley, along the western bank of the Dead Sea (making it the world's lowest road), through the Arabah valley, and until Eilat and the southern border with Egypt on the Red Sea. The road passes through the West Bank near the city of Jericho, but does not enter areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.
Yatir Forest is a forest in Israel, located on the southern slopes of Mount Hebron, on the edge of the Negev Desert. The forest covers an area of 30,000 dunams (30 square kilometers), and is the largest planted forest in Israel.
The Tze'elim Stream is a wadi and canyon situated in the Judean Desert, Israel, near Masada, descending to the Dead Sea. Ein Namer, which means "leopard headspring", is a headspring located in the middle of the canyon, providing water during the year to local flora and fauna. The stream passes through the territory of the city Arad.
Kerioth - cities. A town in the south of Judea. Judas Iscariot was probably a native of this place, and hence his name Iscariot. It has been identified with the ruins of el-Kureitein, about 10 miles south of Hebron.. A city of Moab, called Kirioth.
Beit Yatir, also known as Metzadot Yehuda, is a religious Orthodox moshav and Israeli settlement in the southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank along the Green Line south of Susiya. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this. The moshav is located on a hill 900 metres above sea level and within the municipal jurisdiction of the Har Hebron Regional Council.
Highway 80 (Israel)
Highway 80 is a north-south highway in southern Israel, east of Beersheba. It connects Ar'arat an-Naqab in the south to Metzadot Yehuda in the north. It is 34 km long.
Mitzpe Yair is an unauthorized Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located two kilometres south-east of Susia, it falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council. It was established by Meir Am-Shalem in October 1998, and, according to Gideon Levy, was a price tag operation set up as Magen David Farm in retribution for the murder of a settler, Yair Har-Sinai, after whom it was subsequently renamed. It consists of 15 prefabricated structures, and is home for several families.
Asa'el, also known as Mitzpe Asa'el, is an Israeli settlement outpost in the West Bank. Located three kilometres south-east of Shim'a, it falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council. It was established in early 2002. In 2008 it was announced that the Yesha Council was making preparations to evacuate the outpost. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.
The Zohar Bridge is a bridge on Highway 90 near the Dead Sea in Israel, and, in terms of sea level, is the lowest bridge on earth. Located 40 meters high above the river bed, it has maximum span of 52 meters.
Ein Bokek is a hotel and resort district on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea, near Neve Zohar. It is under the jurisdiction of the Tamar Regional Council. Archaeological findings at Ein Bokek include the ruins of Metzad Bokek, a small Roman fortress commanding the main road, and the remains of an ancient partly reconstructed perfume and medicine factory. The Bokek Stream, for which the district is named, is a canyon-like gorge with water springs and unique fauna and flora.
Carmel (biblical settlement)
Carmel was an ancient Israelite town in Judea.
Yatir Winery is an Israeli boutique winery in Tel Arad, Israel. Yatir’s vineyards are situated on a hill 900 meters above sea level on the outskirts of Yatir Forest. The general manager is Ya’acov Ben Dor, a pioneer of forest agriculture, who initiated the planting of vineyards in 1997. Eran Goldwasser, a graduate of Adelaide University, Australia, is the chief winemaker. The company is owned by Carmel Winery. As of 2012 current production is about 150,000 bottles annually.
Ein Gedi Spa
Ein Gedi Spa is a wellness center along the Dead Sea, Israel, fed by the waters of the Dead Sea. It provides health by the four elements of the area: water, air, sun, and mud. The spa has hot pools that are filled with sulphur water. It is a famous attraction on the shore of the Dead Sea. The spa is known for its unpleasant odor resulting from the sulphur springs. However, it still draws large crowds who believe in its health benefits. The spa is run by the Ein Gedi Kibbutz.
Nahal Mishmar is one of the smaller seasonal streams in the Judean Desert.
Nahal Hever is a stream in the Judean Desert that flows from Ein Gedi and Masada to the Dead Sea. At the head of the stream are two caves, the "cave of letters" (מערת האיגרות), and, further up, the "cave of horrors" (מערת האימה) in which have been found archeological evidences of the Bar Kokhba revolt (132–136). The sites were discovered 1953 and investigated 1960-1961 by Yigael Yadin. The papyri were published in two volumes; Greek (1989), and Hebrew and Aramaic (1991).
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Arad.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Arad, ארד, ערד, Арад