Eilat (Hebrew: [eˈlat] ) is Israel's southernmost city with a population of 50,724, a busy port and popular resort at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on what is known in Israel as the Gulf of Eilat and in Jordan as the Gulf of Aqaba. The city is considered a tourist destination for domestic and international tourists heading to Israel.
Eilat is part of the Southern Negev Desert, at the southern end of the Arava, adjacent to the Egyptian village of Taba to the south, the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to the east, and within sight of Saudi Arabia to the south-east, across the gulf.
Eilat's arid desert climate and low humidity are moderated by proximity to a warm sea. Temperatures often exceed 40 °C (104 °F) in summer, and 21 °C (70 °F) in winter, while water temperatures range between 20 and 26 °C (68 and 79 °F).
Eilat averages 360 sunny days a year.
After traveling around Israel, taking in history, nature and culture, Eilat is the perfect destination in which to relax. Equipped with a great variety of beautiful hotels and resorts, this paradise at the very south of Israel offers many different activities. Visitors can take diving lessons along coral reefs and enjoy the stunning under-water world of the Red Sea. Other activities include swimming with dolphins, enjoying good food, or having a calmer day at the pool or the beach. During summertime, temperatures can reach highs of over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), and average lows of 19 degrees Celsius (66.2 degrees Fahrenheit) during winter.