Eilat is a beautiful and very popular destination, attracting thousands from all over the world. This holiday resort is situated in southern Israel and is well known for its idyllic beaches and wonderful weather. Israelis tend to visit here in the summer, whereas the winter season is usually when tourists book flights from Europe for their holidays. A direct flight from London takes approximately 5 hours, however if you are looking for a cheap flight you should consider taking a stopover flight and this also gives you more flexibility with which UK airport to fly from. A cheap flight will most likely have at least 1 or more stops at various major international cities like Amman, Tel Aviv, Brussels and Belgrade. A flight from Manchester to Brussels, for example, can be found a very low price and an onward connection to Eilat from Brussels is also very easy to come by.
Eilat is a relatively modern city, first established in the 1950s. During the 1960s tourism began to flourish and this location became a sought after by travellers and tourists. This destination is the perfect place to visit for those who love water sports and activities such as deep sea diving. You'll see some amazing marine life and coral while diving underwater and companies like Israel Dive, Sigala Diving School and Shulamit's Eilat Diving Adventures offer excellent water sport classes and tours.
There is a wide choice of transportation services at the airport that will take you to your hotel or final destination, including taxis, buses, limousine and car hire services. Taxis are plentiful in Eilat and can be found outside of the customs area. It will cost you just under £2.00 from the airport to your hotel by taxi. Egged and Metayeley Eilat are private bus companies operating near the airport. You can find additional information about their services via their websites. A great number of car rental services also operate from the airport, including Hertz, Avis and Budget and Tal Limousine Ltd. offer limousine services. Check out their rates from their website at http://www.tal-limousine.com. There are countless exciting places to visit while on holiday here, the Dolphin Reef for example, gives you the chance to swim with dolphins on the shores of the Red Sea. This place is perfect for the whole family to visit. You can relax in Dead Sea salt waters or chill out on the beautiful sandy beaches and there is a also a diving club with trained instructors, shower facilities and a beach bar. Go stargazing at the What's Up Observatory, for special Star Safari tours. The desert night sky is the perfect place to spot various stars and constellations by telescope. The Ice Park and Mall is also a great day out with an ice skating rink, shops and a selection of great restaurants.