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Shabbat in Eilat

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Shabbat in Eilat

Does the city shut down like Jerusalem?

Is everything open and ppl out and about like Tel Aviv?

What is the city like on Friday/Saturday?

Please advise, this information will help me decide whether or not to plan either my Cairo or Petra trip to make sure it coincides with a Friday (if the city shuts down) or will more likely try to do those trips on other nights to be in Eilat on a Friday night (party!) lol

thank you to anyone who responds!

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1. Re: Shabbat in Eilat

Eilat does not shut down like Jerusalem. The city is very active all year round with most businesses open. However, going there for Friday/Saturday and taking this opportunity to visit Petra is a good idea and uses your time wisely. This way you don't have to worry about if the place you want to visit is closed due to the weekend (no matter where you are in Israel).

Cairo is not a day trip. You need at least 3 days to visit there from Eilat. Petra is a day trip and highly recommended.

Chana

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2. Re: Shabbat in Eilat

thank you Chana, this info is really helpful!!

We'll be using a tour for Cairo to do it very quickly...seems like a 2 day 1 night type of tour.

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3. Re: Shabbat in Eilat

If you are going to Cairo from Eilat make sure you have the proper ViSA. You can enter Sinai with one type--but you need to get one in advance to go to Cairo.

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4. Re: Shabbat in Eilat

great to know, thank you! Our trip is in June so I will look into all the Visa requirements etc after the New Year :)

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5. Re: Shabbat in Eilat

Eilat is very non religious city.

You can expect that most of the city will be active.

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