Cheap flights to Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is not your usual Middle Eastern city. This modern metropolis is all about the sun, sea and party after party. At just over 100 years old, Tel Aviv is a mere teenager on the scale of world cities, and it shows.
This is not your typical Middle Eastern city of crusader castles, mosques and churches. Instead it is one of colourful high-rise apartment blocks, cutting edge skyscrapers and a clutch of Bauhaus and Art Deco structures that look like they came fresh from Miami Beach. And just like its Floridian counterpart, Tel Aviv’s heart is where the beach is, making this one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean.
See what you can do with a disused railway station, even in a recession, at Hatachana, at the southern end of the city. It has now become a shopping and dining complex showcasing the best of Israel's fashion designers, jewellers and artisan ice-cream makers.
Take a free guided walking tour of Tel Aviv's nightlife scene at 8pm Tuesday evenings. You'll be too early for the actual nightlife, but will get a great overview of where the venues are. Call 03 516 5188 for more information.