Eilat – אֵילַת

Eilat is one of the most unique cities in the state of Israel. The warm and dry desert climate and the wonderful Red Sea surrounded by beautiful mountains make Eilat a perfect place for holidaymakers. The city has many first-class hotels, excellent restaurants, amazing beaches and a variety of attractions and activities.

Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city with a population of 49,734. In 1955 many Moroccan refugees settled in Eilat. The city is part of the Southern Negev Desert, at the southern end of the Arava, adjacent to the Egyptian village of Taba to the south, the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to the east. Saudi Arabia can be seen to the south-east, across the gulf.

In addition to being popular holiday resort it is a busy port at the northern tip of the Red Sea on the Gulf of Aqaba. The city’s beaches, coral reef, nightlife and surrounding desert scenery make it a popular destination for tourist both domestic and international. Eilat averages 360 sunny days a year.

Eilat has an arid desert climate and low humidity which are tempered by the proximity to the warm sea. Temperatures often exceed 40 °C (104 °F) in summer falling to 21 °C (70 °F) in winter, while water temperatures range between 20 and 26 °C (68 and 79 °F).

 

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