Dimona is a small town in the north-eastern Negev desert of Israel. It is currently the third-largest city in the Negev, with population of about 34,000. Dimona is mostly known for the nearby nuclear research facility, which according to various unofficial publications is the home of Israel's nuclear weapons program.


Dimona was originally populated with immigrants from North Africa. In the 60s a sect of Black Hebrews who left Chicago in search of self-fulfillment (as Christians) in the Israeli desert arrived in Dimona. Whitney Houston has relatives among them.

Get in

The most convenient way to get to Dimona is by train from Beer Sheva. Bus service is also available.


Dimona is quite melancholic, where the only excitement may be the occasional wind storm.

Go next

Routes through Dimona

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Beer Sheva  N  S  Eilat

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