Attractions in the area VERT Eilat

Attractions in Eilat

Eilat is the most popular and leading resort city in Israel and offers plenty of fun-filled activities for individuals, groups, and the family. After you take a moment to settle in your luxurious room, we’ve outlined here some of the best attractions in the city and its surrounding area.

Underwater Observatory Park
The Underwater Observatory Park is located in southern Eilat and is one of the city’s most prominent attractions. Here you’ll be able to observe a variety of fish, sharks, colorful coral, seals, sea turtles, and more! The park has aquariums with rare and dangerous fish, plus shark and sea turtle pools. Great for nature and animal lovers!
The park is open from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Address: Coral Beach, Eilat
Telephone: 08-6364200

Eilat Ornithological Park
This bird park serves as a resting and feeding site for millions of migratory bids that arrive in Israel annually, stopping here to rest on their long journey between Africa, Asia, and Europe. The park was built up on an abandoned landfill. It includes a beautiful lake, trees, and hiking paths for visitors to observe the birds.
Locations: Near the Yitzhak Rabin border crossing with Jordan
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 050-7671290

Mosh Beach
Mosh Beach is a beautiful beach located at the beginning of the city’s southern coastal strip. The area is an ecological beach and aims to preserve the natural environment and resources. Entrance to Mosh Beach is free. Just like similar beaches in Sinai, you can sunbathe from sunrise to sunset. The beach sells swimsuits, galabiyas, and even cigarettes. Once you enter, you’ll never want to leave.
The beach offers a vegetarian kitchen, open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The menu includes dishes with lots of tahina, tomato sauce, sour cream, and hot pepper.
The sun and music help you keep track of the time: Indian music in the morning, African music around lunchtime, and reggae in the evening. Sometimes on special occasions, you’ll even end up singing around the campfire.
The beach is open until midnight on Sunday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, it is open until 8:00 PM.
Address: Egypt Road (adjacent to Palm Beach), Eilat
Telephone: 057-7375566

Attractions in the Arava

The Arava region is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Israel and it’s filled with so many fun and exciting attractions.

Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve - This nature reserve is located in Kibbutz Yotvata on the Arava Highway. The park is a breeding and re-acclimation center administered by the Israel Nature Reserves and National Parks Authority. Animals at the reserve include ostrich, oryx, addax, and wild ass. Some are kept in enclosed areas.
There are also reptiles in the reserve, kept in large, transparent glass enclosures. They may be dangerous and venomous, but are no less fascinating to watch. The site is certainly worth the visit, also thanks to its proximity to the delicious market of Kibbutz Yotvata.

Entrance to the park closes one hour before the announced times.
Summer Hours: Sunday-Thursday & Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday & holiday eves: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Winter Hours: Sunday-Thursday & Saturday: 8:30 AM 4:00 PM; Friday & holiday eves: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
Telephone: 08-6373057.
Email: [email protected]
Fax: ‎08-6326172

Park Timna - One of Israel’s largest parks. Created in 1982 and located about 20 km (12 miles) from Eilat. In the center of the park, Mt. Timna rises to a height of about 450 and is surrounded by distinct natural phenomena, such as Solomon's pillars, and interesting and important historical sites, such as copper mines and rock paintings dating from thousands of years ago. The park is especially recommended for lovers of history, archaeology, and geology.
Hours of Operation:
Open from Sunday - Thursday & Saturday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Open on Friday and holiday eves from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Telephone: 08-631-6756
Fax: 08-633-9403

Restaurants

Eddie’s Hideaway
Eddie’s Hideaway is one of the oldest restaurants in Eilat. From its founding in 1979 up to today, Eddie’s Hideaway offers an original and varied menu. The menu offers a wide variety of first courses, such as carpaccio, stuffed mushrooms, and foie de gras with date jam, alongside a large selection of main dishes, including various fish, seafood, meat, and pasta options. Eddie’s Hideaway also has a special kids menu. The restaurant’s famous dish is the Dijon fillet with brown sugar, mustard, and garlic. The restaurant is also accessible and there is plenty of parking.
The restaurant is especially loved by the locals.
Address: HaMesger St. 2, Eilat
Telephone: 077-2311865
Open Monday - Thursday from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM - midnight
Saturday: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Giraffe Noodle Bar Eilat
Giraffe Noodle Bar Eilat offers authentic Asian cuisine. The menu contains a wide variety of rice and noodle dishes with chicken, beef, or seafood, plus numerous salad, soup, and sushi options. Lovers of spicy food should dry the fried egg noodles with chicken, meat, or shrimp in the spicy sauce. Lovers of crispy food should try the crispy noodles with vegetables and beef. The Giraffe Noodle Bar Eilat can sit over 100 people and is divided between the main dining area, bar, and terrace. In the dining area, you’ll be able to see the chefs cooking right behind the bar. On the terrace, you’ll be able to enjoy magical seaside views.
The restaurant is located on the northernmost part of Eilat’s promenade.
Telephone: 08-6316583
Open:
Every day from 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Pastory Eilat
Pastory Eilat offers authentic Italian cuisine.
Decorated in a Tuscan style, the restaurant is faithful to traditional Tuscan recipes. All Pastory pastas are prepared on site and can be served with a variety of sauces. Alongside its excellent pastas, Pastory’s menu includes a wide selection of fish, seafood, and meat dishes. Recommended dishes include the trinità di carne (meat trio), which includes entrecote, beef fillet, and foie di gras cooked in a red wine and meat stock. The spaghetti di mare has shrimp, calamari, and mussels in a olive oil and white wine sauce topped with fresh herbs and sweet chili. Pastory Eilat also offers delivery options and a kids menu. The restaurant has disabled access and parking.
Tarshish St 7, Eilat (between the Neptune Hotel and Caesar Hotel)
Telephone: 073-7822969
Open:
Every day from 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Last Refuge Eilat
Last Refuge Eilat has a long and glorious history. Its history started at Naama Beach in Sharm el-Sheikh.
It then moved to Coral Beach in Eilat and is now located on the waterfront overlooking the Red Sea and Red Mountains. The restaurant is decorated with fishing and nets and other seaside souvenirs.
The menu offers a wide variety of seafood, including numerous fish, mussels in cream, grilled lobster, a seafood platter, and more. Last Refuge Eilat is accessible and has ample parking for its guests.
Telephone: 08-6372437
Address: Coral Beach, by The Village, Eilat
Open every day from 12:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Shopping

Kanyan Mall Hayam Eilat
The Kanyan Mall Hayam Eilat is a seafront shopping center and the oldest mall in the city. It offers a VAT-free shopping experience. The stores sell electric devices, high-quality fashion brands, accessories, jewelry, sportswear, footwear, food, coffee, etc. All floors have an ATM and bathrooms with a baby changing station. There is also a nursing room on the upmost floor.
Address: Ha-Palmakh St 1, Eilat
Telephone: 08-6340006
Open: Sunday - Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Thursday & Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Ice Park & Mall Eilat
The Ice Park & Mall Eilat offers a unique shopping center with a skating rink in the complex’s center, surrounded by dozens of the best brand stores and designers from Israel and the world. The mall also offers a VAT-free shopping experience. The mall opened in 2012 and encompasses 1800 square meters. The mall’s stores sell electric and cellular devices, high-quality fashion brands, accessories, jewelry, sportswear, footwear, food, coffee, etc. Additionally, there are over 20 attractions in the park, including a rope park, paintball games, plus a huge two-story hall of video games, bumper cars, and a children’s playground. The mall also has a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and other activities for all ages. The Ice Park & Mall Eilat boasts shopping and entertaining activities for the whole family.
Telephone: 08-6379552
Address: Kampen St. 8, Eilat
Open: Sunday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM; Friday 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM; Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Big Eilat
Big Eilat is a large and open shopping center, part of the Israeli shopping chain BIG. Big Eilat is a major shopping and entertainment center in the city. It encompasses 10,000 square meters and contains about 50 stores offering fashion, houseware, and electricity products from leading Israeli chains.
There is an ATM and bathrooms in the complex. The parking lot is accessible and has over 900 free parking spaces.
Telephone: 08-6338091
Address: Ha-Satat St. 20, Eilat
Open: Sunday - Thursday 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Saturday: 30 minutes from sunset until 10:30 PM

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