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Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

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Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

Is it recommendable to visit Tel Aviv for a short party, sightseeing and tourist trip inclunding visiting Jerusalem during Rosh Hashanah?

I've heard that most will be closed then. What's about clubs, bars, restaurant?

I think its not a good time to come then to Tel Aviv for enjoying nightlife...What's your opinion?

We would stay from the fifth of September till the eight of September, so its unfortunately a really short trip.

Many thanks for a quick response.

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1. Re: Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

The 5th is the first day of Rosh Hashana and will look like a Saturday. On the 4th most restaurants are closed but at about midnight the night scene comes to life and it goes on during Rosh Hashana and the following Saturday. This means pubs, clubs, restaurants (not the kosher ones that are a minority anyway) the Tel Aviv and Jaffa ports, Hatachana will be open. Most attractions will be open too, but not those run by the government and its agencies like Palmach Museun, Rabin center etc... Tel Aviv Art museum and several others will be open. The downside - it will crowded. I almost forgot the beach.

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2. Re: Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

And there will be no public transport from the late afternoon on the 4th until the evening of the 7th. Taxis and "sheruts" (shared taxis) will run as normal. There is a sherut that runs between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem. In Tel-Aviv there are several sherut lines that serve most of the city center and the beach area.

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3. Re: Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

Many thanks for the quick answers.

So do you recommend to visit Tel Aviv during these dates?

So in conclusion there will be everything open and normal except govermental facilities? If so this wouldn't be a problem for us, because we're intersted in the beach, old town, party/nightlife, port, carmel market and Jerusalem.

Is the carmel market open from 5-8 of september?

From your experience is there more party, outgoing, nightlife during these days or less than usual on the normal days?

Will the beach be crowded? Or is the beach even closed? I didn't get that.

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4. Re: Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

<<So in conclusion there will be everything open and normal except govermental facilities?>>

No. You have misunderstood. Almost everything will be closed, including banks (and note that ATMs will not be restocked with cash until Sunday morning when everything reopens). The Carmel Market will be closed on those days, as will all shops except for a few privately owned supermarkets.

The beach won't be closed as it is rather difficult to close a beach... it is always free, and it will be crowded.

Generally speaking, entertainment venues will be open and very busy. For museums etc. check the specific websites to see the hours. Some will be open, some won't. Businesses, including shops, and offices will be closed.

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5. Re: Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

Sunday Sept 8 will be a normal working day.

Sept 5,6 or 7: In Jerusalem, the following will be open: the Old City (except for the Jewish Quarter), the Ramparts Walk, the Israel Museum, Davids Citadel Museum, Museum of Islamic Art. All other sites will be closed.

To get from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem on these days you have to get to the Central Bus Station in Tel-Aviv, then take the sherut to Jerusalem. These are 10-seat minibuses that leave when they fill up. The #4 or #5 sheruts in Tel-Aviv go from the beach area to the bus station.

All stores in Tel-Aviv will be closed, except for small small minimarkets and kiosks. Most restaurants will be open (except for the kosher ones). All markets will be closed - Carmel, Nahlat Binyamin, Jaffa flea. Places of entertainment, clubs, pubs will be open in the evenings as usual.

The beach will be open and the lifeguards will be working (NEVER swim at an unsupervised beach).

Where are you planning to stay ?

Edited: 19 August 2013, 11:46
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6. Re: Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

If you decide to go to Jerusalem on any of those days (following mbgg's directions for getting there), you will find everything open in the Old City (with the exception of sites in the Jewish Quarter that charge an admission fee). The bazaars in the Christian Quarter will be open, and very crowded. All restaurants and everything else will be open in east (Arab) Jerusalem as usual, since non-Jewish areas are not affected by Jewish holidays. Very few restaurants will be open in Jewish Jerusalem because only non-kosher restaurants open on those days and they are a minority in Jewish areas of Jerusalem. There will also be a lot less nightlife in Jerusalem. Sorry, I cannot advise on specifics.

To reach the Old City you would need to either walk from where the sherut drops you (about 15 minutes' walk) or take a taxi, since there will be no public transport on those days. With the exception of the Museum of Islamic Art and the Israel Museum, all the places mentioned by mbgg are in and around the Old City.

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7. Re: Nightlife of Tel Aviv during Rosh Hashanah?

Quite a few supermarkets (big) will be open as they operate 24/7. Some stores are also open like those in the Tel Aviv port, Hatachana, Jaffa (not only the Arab stores but also on the Clock Tower square. Nightlife will be in full swing and restauants CROWDED! Same with the beach, but its a long beach and you'll find your spot. Most museums are open too. ATMs are re-stocked. I live in town's center in Tel Aviv, not like some of the other posters, so take my word. Its a fun time to visit.

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