cultural and commercial centre, is also the financial capital of the country. The city, officially known as Tel Aviv-Yafao, is Israel’s second largest city.
is about the religious sites and the meditative mood, Tel Aviv is about party places, laid-back lifestyles and the festive mood. Dubbed as a city which does not sleep, Tel Aviv is Middle East’s answer to New York City. Party noise echoes from the walls of cafés and bars, but the loudest party sounds come from Tel Aviv’s beaches. Party-goers and beach lovers revel in the Mediterranean white sand beaches either to spike the ball or dip in the blue water while listening to the bang of musical drums. Furthermore, fronting the beaches are budget Tel Aviv hotels
perfect for students and backpackers.
Meanwhile, the Kikar Hamedina is known as the haven for the wealthy. Designer brands have shops scattered in the area, as well as luxurious Tel Aviv hotels such as the Crown Plaza Hotel City Center
and Carlton Hotel
. So if you’re talking about Versace, Chanel or Gucci, this is the place to be.
Yet, Tel Aviv
is not just about the banging of the drums, the festive mood and upscale lifestyle. Old Jaffa offers visitors a more serene ambiance with a view of the wonderful sunset and the sound of the waves reverberating on its old stony walls. Meanwhile, arts oriented people can take a tour around the White City. Tel Aviv’s White City is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a collection of 4,000 International style buildings, mostly painted in white or light-color.
The Ben Gurion International Airport is the main airport of Tel Aviv, as well as Israel
. It is a first class airport with domestic and international flights. Tel Aviv’s train system connects Tel Aviv with Beer-Sheva and Haifa. Trains services operate full-time on weekdays but stop on Friday and opens gain on Saturday night. They also do not operate during Jewish holidays. Meanwhile, buses link Tel Aviv to other cities in Israel like Jerusalem
, Haifa and Eilat. Buses and sheruts, which are like buses but faster, also go around the city.
, the richest city in Israel
, is a cosmopolitan city oozing with merrymaking. It definitely does not get tired. So save all your energy for Tel Aviv and party with the rest of the city.
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