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ZipTipz Tel Aviv Travel Guide
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Tel Aviv is a youthful, non-stop city on the beach, with street cafes that heave until the early hours and a municipality that organises raves.

District Guide

Since Tel Aviv is situated on a beach, the best way to get a geographic feel for the city is by using the Mediterranean coastline as a reference point. Head south along the beach for Tel Aviv and you will arrive in the ancient port town of Jaffa. Head north and you will arrive in the upscale...

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Historical Background

The tale of Tel Aviv begins in the time of Bible stories and legends. It was on the shores of Jaffa that the whale spat up Jonah. And at the spot where Andromeda's rock stands, Andromeda of Greek mythology was kept captive until Perseus came on his winged horse to rescue he...

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Where To Stay

As Tel Aviv is both a holiday resort and Israel's leading business centre, there is a plethora of accommodation options to choose from ranging from hostels to deluxe five-stars, from self-catering holiday flats to business hotels.

All of the deluxe accommodation, with the exception of the Sheraton...

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Dining and Drinking

Being the lively city that it is, Tel Aviv offers all kinds of cuisines around the clock. Unlike Jerusalem, which is more religiously observant, Tel Aviv's restaurants are open for business on Friday nights and Saturdays.

Tel Avivians tend to eat later, rather than earlier, so if a restaurant...

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Entertainment

Tel Aviv's streets are lined with hairdressers and cafés, which will tell you something about the population of this city. Tel Avivians love to be seen and to go out. If you stay a few months in the city, you will notice that places to go out open, close and change with alarming rapidity, hinting...

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Recommended Tours

If you're lucky enough to be in Jaffa on a Wednesday, the Tourist Office runs a free English speaking tour which meets at 9.30am outside the clock tower. If you are not on the Wednesday tour, don't fear. Follow the signs to Kedumim Square, where the Tourist Office is located and pick up a ma...

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
© 2007 Wikipedia    

Tel Aviv-Yafo (Hebrew: תֵּל־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ; Arabic: تَلْ أَبِيبْ يَافَا‎) is the second largest city in Israel and is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is also the main part of the largest and most populous metropolitan area in Israel, Gush Dan (Dan Bloc).

Tel Aviv's jurisdiction is 50,553 dunams (50.6 km² or 19.5 mi²). The population density is 7,445 people per km². According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), as of June 2006, the city's population stood at 380,600, growing at an annual rate of 0.9%. 96.1% percent of residents are Jewish, while 3.0% are Arab Muslims and 0.9% are Arab Christians. According to some estimates, about 50,000 unregistered foreign workers live in Tel Aviv.

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