Ma’In Hot Springs, Jordan Ma’In Hot Springs is a place with biblical roots. Similar to the Dead Sea, the healing powers of these desert oasis springs have been around for centuries. King Herod would travel here often for medical treatment and legend has it that Salome did her famous dance in his nearby villa. Ever since, kings, queens, and commoners of all types have come to enjoy the hot and cold springs, many of which tumble down from picturesque waterfalls. The springs originate from winter rainfalls in Jordan’s highland plains. As the water makes its way through the Wadi Zarqa Ma’in valley, underground lava fissures help heat them and infuse them with skin-healing minerals.