The Tamar Regional Council, founded in 1956, focuses on tourism, industrial and community development, which greatly contributes to the State of Israel. The region, located in the Syrian-African rift, embodies a rare combination of extreme conditions, resulting in some extraordinary geographical and geological phenomena.
The Dead Sea, a recreational and curative tourist center – Combines a rare mix of nature and historical sites with a unique medical center. The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth (about 424 meters below sea level) is the remnant of an ancient sea. The dry, oxygen-rich air is clean from all the environmental pollutants. Tamar Regional Council leads the way in the field of research of the Dead Sea: ecological, geological, archeological, medical, hydrological and agricultural.
Masada Mountain, situated above the Dead Sea at the heart of the Judean desert is an unforgettable outdoor venue that, like the Pyramids or the Grand Canyon, joins nature with traditional sites.
The myth surrounding Masada is a symbol of heroism and a monument from the Roman Empire history in the region. Like Asterix who wouldn’t surrender to the Romans, the Jews on the mountain were the last to oppose the Roman Empire on their journey to conquer the world. After a long siege, the remaining 900 men, women and children preferred taking their own lives rather than surrendering to the Romans.
The Masada Mountain and its biblical surroundings were chosen by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a world heritage site, and it is visited by two million people annually.
The site is under the authority of the Tamar Regional Council and is operated by “Forum Faktor”, as an independent outdoor concert venue with the ability to accommodate any type of concert or show with up to 30,000 guests.
“Forum Faktor” offers full production services, full security coverage, complete safety measures and licenses, and all other services required to operate a successful show.
Since its opening, “The Masada Arena” has hosted a wide variety of events:
“Masada Opera Festival”, conducted by Maestro Daniele Oren; Andrea Bocelli; “Minus 424 Rave” featuring David Guetta, Paul Oakenfold, Swedish House Mafia, Dash Berlin and many more.
Contact Details Masada Arena – Forum Faktor
10 Nissim Elkayam st’
Be’er Sheva, Israel