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Eilat is Israel’s premier winter sun resort and heart of the Red Sea Riviera. Thrilling landscapes of red-tinted mountains, sheer blue skies and crystal clear waters give an exhilarating sense of adventure, pleasure and freedom, with a myriad of things to see and do.

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Population 48,000
Currency Shekel or New Israeli Shekel (NIS). 1NIS = 100 agorot. Prices are often given in $US.
Opening hours Normal hours are Sunday-Thursday 09.00-19.00, and Friday 09.00-14.00. From Friday evening to Saturday evening is Shabbat, when Jewish-owned business would normally be closed. However, many Eilat stores and restaurants remain open.
Newspapers Jerusalem Post (daily), Ha’aretz (daily) and Jerusalem Report (monthly) are in English. Ha’Ir Eilat is a popular local magazine in Hebrew.
Emergency numbers Police: 100
Medical emergency: 101
Fire: 102
Tourist information 8 Beit Hagesher st.
+972 8 630 9111
Sunday-Thursday 08.30-17.00, Fridays 08.00-13.00