Arad is a city in the South District of Israel. It is located on the border of the Negev and Judean Deserts, 15 kilometers west of the Dead Sea and 45 km east of Beersheba. Landmarks in Arad include the ruins of Tel Arad, Arad Park, a domestic airfield and Israel's first legal race circuit. The city is known for its annual summer music festival, The Arad Festival. Between 1964 and 1974, Arad's average temperature in January was 11 °C (51 °F), and 17 °C (81 °F) in July. Arad's fresh air attracts asthmatics from all over the world, and its proximity to the Dead Sea provides a less expensive accommodation alternative to the pricey hotel zone on the sea shore.