Region: Eilat Area - Southern Tip of the Negev
Location: Eilat is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port as well as a popular resort, located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Eilat.
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Population: approx. 56,800
Landscape: Eilat is Israel's southernmost city, part of the Negev Desert on the northern tip of the Red Sea.
Modern Day: Eilat is a popular tourist city with astonishing fish and corals. Eilat borders the Egyption city Taba and the Jordonanian city of Aqaba.
Eilat is sorounded by the magnificant red mountains to the north. The warm and sunny climate and numerous nature wonders and tourist attractions make Eilat a wonderful holiday vacation destination for tourists from Israel and around the world.
Ancient History: Excavations have found copper workings and mining operations that defined and influenced the region during various times in history. Timna Valley near Eilat has vast resources of copper and other minerals. Bibically, Eilat is mentioned and referenced a number of times, that includes after the Exodus from Egypt and during the reign of King David. During the Roman period Eilat was along the trading route.
Archaeological sites in the Eilat region indicate scattered agricultural settlements, with intensive copper mining activity in Timna, north of Eilat.
Parks/Forests: Timna Valley Park, Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, Coral Beach Nature Reserve
Shopping: BIG Eilat, Mall Hayam, The Queen of Sheba Shopping Center at the Hilton
Museums: Eilat History Museum
Theaters/Perfomance Centers: Isrotel Wow
Entertainment/Attractions: IMAX theatre, Kings City Theme Park, Dolphin Reef, Underwater Observatory - Marine Park, The "Nightmare", The "What’s Up" Observatory
Festivals: Eilat International Film Festival, Eilat International Bellydance Festival, Arthur Rubenstein Piano Competition, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Red Sea International Bridge Festival, Eilat Chamber Music Festival, Eilat Spring Migration Festival, Med Salsa Festival, Epson Red Sea World of Underwater Images Competition, Red Sea International Music Festival, Int’l Electronic Culture Festival
Things to Do: Boardwalk Shopping and Rides, Sports, Jeeping, Biking, Camel Riding, Camel Ranch, Donkey Riding, Hiking, Boating, Rent a Yacht, Scuba diving, Spas, Paintballing, Birdwatching, Rappelling, Archery, Windsurfing, Para-Sailing
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