Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Dead Sea Alive With Flies

We in Jordan have successfully managed to attract and develop multimillion dinar investments in what is turning out to be spectacular set of five-star hotels on the shores of the Dead Sea. These investments are finding themselves fighting a most unspectacular enemy, namely flies.

To many, this might seem as a trivial matter, but it is turning out to be the most challenging issue for many hoteliers and business owners down at the Dead Sea and even at the Jordan Valley (Or Ghor). Residents literally suffer from these flies, and business owners are constantly bombarded by the inability to do anything about them. According to one Dead Sea hotelier: “how can we explain to our guests that they cannot sit outdoors when they specifically came to the Dead Sea to do so?”

Funnily enough, when the World Economic Forum (WEF) is held at the Dead Sea, these unwelcome visitors mysteriously disappear! The good news here is that there is a proven remedy for these flies; the bad news is that the WEF is only held for few days every year or two.

If we think that these flies don’t negatively impact the image of one of our touristic jewels, we need to think again.

5 comments:

Ali Alhasani said...

Love the way you talked about the whole issue, I love the dead sea but the most thing that bug me about it is the Flies, They're annoying!

Oh well, We gotta live with them, No other salution, They're god creatures!

hamede said...

السبب هو نوعية السماد الرديء اللذي يستعمله المزارعون هناك ، و رفضهم إستعمال نوع أخر ،لسبب السعر تستطيع وزارة البيئة و وزارة الزراعة حل المشكلة ، عندي هناك بيت مفروش أقوم بتأجيره يومي أو إسبوعي لي الزوار الأجانب ،لقد استطعت حل المشكلة في المنطقة حوالين البيت ،أعتقد أن الجهات الحكومية تستطيع عمل ذلك .

Marvin the Martian said...

You need more bats, to eat the flies.

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Anonymous said...

We should get Obama to move to the Dead Sea...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rbUH_iVjYw

Thats the only impressive thing he has done since he became president!