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The city of Eilat is the ultimate resort city with beaches filled with loads of vacationers who come from all over the world to relax in Israel's most southern spot.
Numerous tourists who prefer to spend their holidays in a warmer and more pleasant climate visit Eilat in the winter time. The Israelis on the other hand come to Eilat mainly in the summer. The secret of this little city's appeal is its special location, in the northern end of the Eilat's Bay. The mixture of a hot climate, a tropical sea and a magnificent background of wild, bare granite mounts has turned it into a tourist pearl all the year round.
Eilat's location made it strategically important during the numerous historical epochs in which it served as a port, starting in the days of King Solomon through the Nabataeans, the Romans, the Arabs and the Crusaders, all of whom ruled the Land of Israel.
The modern city of Eilat was built in 1950. A quay was built in the early 50s and right afterwards, a port which became the basis for the new city's economy. Towards the end of the 60s, the tourism industry started developing and today Eilat is a true heaven for travelers, tourists and vacationers.
The bay is one of the major attractions thanks to the gorgeous beaches, the developed water sports and some of the best diving spots in the world. The Coral Reserve is in the south of the city, with superb tropical fish among the reefs. Don't miss the Underwater Observatory, with a marine museum that exhibits collections of mesmerizing sea animals. Not far from the observatory is the Dolphin Reef with its resident school of dolphins.
Eilat's numerous and diverse restaurants suit all tastes as well as its clubs, colorful shops and a promenade along the northern shoreline which embraces vivacious bazaars during the summertime. In addition there are attractions for youngsters and families, such as an amusement park, a new "Kings City" (a high-tech funfair for all the family based on the Bible and Bible stories). Eilat also has an IMAX movie theatre offering a 3-D experience.
The Arava area in the north of the city and the Eilat Mountains is a barren desert. However, there are many nature and beauty spots in between the mountains as well as archaeological and historical sites, which make Eilat a good starting point for trips in the area, such as camel treks, jeep tours etc.