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A Tour of Eilat, Israel on the Red Sea: Is It Worth Visiting?

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Exploring the small beachside city of Eilat, Israel on the Red Sea. Need TRAVEL INSURANCE? Here's the company I use: https://www.worldnomads.com/?affiliate=Gtravel&subId=&affiliateTrackingId=865ad93577c34a26baf9b91f1cbc49a9&utm_source=Gtravel&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Affiliate&utm_content=link NEED GEAR FOR YOUR TRAVELS? Visit Gabriel's Amazon e-store for ideas: https://www.amazon.com/shop/gabrieltraveler PLANNING A BUDGET TRAVELING TRIP? "Gabe's Guide to Budget Travel" is a travel guidebook that's packed with practical travel info. For more info CLICK HERE: http://amzn.to/2hRlQFi Or check out "Following My Thumb", Gabriel's book of adventure travel stories: http://amzn.to/2EaWk7Q More books by Gabriel Morris: https://www.amazon.com/Gabriel-Morris/e/B001JS0KOS/ Support Gabriel's videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gabrieltraveler Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabrieltraveler Join the "Love of Travel" Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/224985807515334/ Gabriel's travel page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Explore-the-World/226239094115488 Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gabrieltravel Lots more adventure travel at: http://gabrieltraveler.com Video created by Gabriel Morris, who is the owner of all video or photo content. Filmed with a GoPro HERO6 Black. Get one here: http://amzn.to/2zPXIgm. Gabriel is a world traveler and travel writer who has been adventuring around the world off and on since his first trip to Europe in the summer of 1990 when he was 18 years old. He is author of "Gabe's Guide to Budget Travel", "Following My Thumb" and several other books available on Amazon.com and elsewhere. Thanks a lot for watching and safe journeys! A Tour of Eilat, Israel on the Red Sea: Is It Worth Visiting?
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Megafro (14 hours ago)
This is so weird.. I live in Eilat and it's weird watching a video of someone walking in places that I always see.
FcComedy (1 day ago)
einat1622 (3 days ago)
Eilat reminds me of how Vegas looks at daytime. But Vegas is much more interesting.... Eilat, for Israelis, used to be "big" in the 90's and earlier, this is not the case today since israelis want the pricer sea side hotels- however at the price of going to Eilat+ hotel, it's better to take a vacation in Europe.
colt45y (4 days ago)
From the Mediterranean to the Jordan River and from Lebanon Borders to Eilat occupied PALESTINE is such a beautiful country.
Andres Belingon (6 days ago)
My first visit in Port of Eilat was November 1973...as a Seaman working for Offer Bros.Haifa,Israel.Small town then...
melanie kehaya (9 days ago)
Thanx for the flashback. Lived and worked there a year 25 years back.
pumpkin pie (12 days ago)
Haha the Airplanes In Eilat. Frighning Israelis vacationing since forever 😅
Guykish (13 days ago)
Do you know whats funny? That he wear jordan hat and he travels israel. LMAO
asaf gl (14 days ago)
Eilat isnt what itbuse to be before 20 years ago, today its nothing but huge amount of money to spend for nothing....hotels cost to much, and most of turist in country dont coming the eilat any more...
Abdallah Husein (19 days ago)
This is jurslem not israel
Lala La (26 days ago)
Wow!! SO MUCH DISLIKES🤦🙆 Jelaous?
Hezi (29 days ago)
Eilat is the most southern city in israel. But this city is very very expensive for the israelis pepole and really the city is empty and boring during the day. just a beches with "holigans" israelis and teenagers drunks. really ? the israelis prefer the countries over the sea because the prices and the stmosphere there! You have really good videos and i like them
Gerard Nielsen (29 days ago)
knowing Eilat. i have to say this the Worst video i have yet to see on this beautiful city. occupied territory? 😜😜 👉you're a Clown
gpep popping balloon (1 month ago)
I love all the positive comments
lisacainhammerman (1 month ago)
I'm from Isreal🇮🇱🇮🇱תהנה
CALL ME LORD (1 month ago)
for some reason, i want to live there.
Shy Attoun (1 month ago)
As someone who was born and raised in eilat January is the worst time for a visit, yes summer time can be really hot but April May /September October is an amazing time to visit! You went across the north beach line which is very commercial and luxury, South Beach line is way more beautiful and holds a lots of reefs and stunning sites and views. In one thing you were right, eilat is so damn expensive.
Gabooshkah Puppet (1 month ago)
Nice video man. I feel like I'm wandering too.
Gabriel Traveler (1 month ago)
Рута Белая (1 month ago)
Amazing place 👍
naseem nasim (1 month ago)
from jordan god bless israel
Mark Donat (1 month ago)
That was fantastic thanks for the tour
iTZSOBEAST (1 month ago)
Palestinian citizens can’t visit Eilat🤦🏻‍♂️
Travel Life (1 month ago)
Would you have traveled to Nazi Germany during the days of Hitler and while standing there ‘visiting’ them say peace is what we want...while paying entrance to govt toursity areas( ie supporting the economy instead of boycotting and speaking out against the inhumane mistreatment of people from a racist/cruel government? I have been following you for years but I can’t support this false image and the painting of Aparthied to be acceptable and tolerable ,bc it’s not. Good luck with all your travels & wish you all the best. We all want peace but it can’t be one-sided...and paying for the growth of those who need to be in the ICC is not peace.
Maya Monetti (1 month ago)
I call it taste of Haven!! Tropical Heat show was filmed there long time ago!
medostylish (1 month ago)
It is really looks like sharm el seikh
medostylish (1 month ago)
50 usd per night ,really expensive
medostylish (1 month ago)
Eliat is really wonderful
Lipush (1 month ago)
Ughhh, you said Saudi Arabia is not very far out there? Cringeworthy, Our country has no border with SA. It's nowhere near...
Gabriel Traveler (1 month ago)
It's less than 50 kms, which seems pretty close to me. It's all relative I guess.
Tamar Relevi (1 month ago)
Im from Israel😊
Ricky Tontang (1 month ago)
I deeply thanks from my heart for your videos of Jerusalem even we can’t go their to see by our own eyes your videos makes us feel very much happy thank you and God bless you Amen.
Superman AL (1 month ago)
Looks like hurgada and sharem el shuck more fun to be honest
VALDIGNE (1 month ago)
$23 for hummus and falafel when in Aqaba it cost a dollar.
Songs Mirth (1 month ago)
Thank you for sharing this with us. Appreciate it. A Mom in Montana. :) Songs
Awayase (1 month ago)
Eilat is in occupied Palestine
Motti Bembaron (2 months ago)
I can't believe that a beer in Eilat is $10 and $13 for a falafel pita. That's crazy. Tel Aviv is cheaper. Eilat is a beautiful and an amazing vibrant place starting in April (Passover Holiday) all the way to Mid October and if searched properly one can get great hotel deals. As for food, unless you want to sit smack in the middle of the beach front, you can find much better deals for beer and food. Next time try Aroma chain (amazing breakfast). Cheers.
lelydorp surinam (2 months ago)
Sad to see you are enjoying walking on the Holyland currently stolen and controlled by non israelities-blood people..
محمد شعبان (2 months ago)
Occupied part of Egypt that was called Um-el reshrash
karzon70 (1 month ago)
it's rome, everyone stole it from the roman empire, learn some history.
Andreas cool (2 months ago)
Fuck Ellat this not called Ellat, it is a made up name after was stollen land. Fuck you and fuck Israelis
Thomas Kurilla (2 months ago)
$50 / night give us the address please
MorningGlory (2 months ago)
It looks a lot cleaner than the part of Jerusalem you just showed... :O)
Jamie Grieve (2 months ago)
I am not saying that palastinians cannot live in Israel but when Muslims try to rewrite history by saying that Israel has no right to exist it is a total lie because Jews have always lived in Israel! Look under al aqsa mosque and what do you find? Solomon’s temple!...
Jamie Grieve (2 months ago)
Hey wow it seems really nice! How are the people with tourists? Are you made to feel welcome? I am definitely thinking about going to Israel!
World Traveling Tv (2 months ago)
What is so good about Israel? Food? Women? Guys? Beaches? Housing? Clothing? Business? Jobs? Someone says about littering, no man land, small, show and tell, so anybody have any or some answers to tell us and considering going to Israel for a short a long vacation!......Thank you...!!
daniel castro (2 months ago)
I went there in december and it was 33 degrees , was amazing time to be there ! And Eilat is much more that you showed , you actually have amazing moutains to explore , and what i actually liked a lot was the night ! , i went to a lot of cool places , AMAZING VIBES , all free enter , and free techno ! a lot of good music everywhere , was really cool city , that will only open thei secrets to those you are ready to find it , and get a litle out of their confort zone . But for one day of course you cant descober that ahhaha Good video by the way !
amr magdy (3 months ago)
Subhan Allah
Shon Ingel (3 months ago)
english is must learn language in the schools, kids are starting to learn english at school at 2nd grade.
Shon Ingel (3 months ago)
and, eilat is very expensive even for Israeli citizens (like me) most of the time TAKE a holiday in europe is cheaper than eilat.
William (3 months ago)
I was Eilat in 2001. and Jordan and Egypt as well.
David Cross (3 months ago)
Da Hell yo with the fkn hat. Rude.
Gabriel Traveler (3 months ago)
Wearing a hat that says Jordan on it is rude?
Cam Mac (3 months ago)
nice video,I was there a lot in the 80s,I even worked there in a coffeeshop a few weeks at one point! I also stayed at a youth hostel called Tarzans hostel,the manager had sooo blue eyes! I went there again in -93 or -94,since then I haven't been there,I miss it a lot,I loved Eilat😍
!beautiful city
philippe sitbon (3 months ago)
i love my city of Eilat
VALDIGNE (3 months ago)
See Jordanians ?! This guy entered Israel with a Jordan hat and nobody cared or bothered him. Could you do the same if someone was entering Aqaba with an Israeli hat ?
Allen Shebli (1 month ago)
VALDIGNE Jordan is one of the most democratic country in the Middle East and you must know nothing if you don't know that
Allen Shebli (1 month ago)
VALDIGNE I'm Jordanian and I wouldn't get triggered with someone would wear an Israeli hat so stfu
19bendunk (4 months ago)
Eilat known for the nice diving reef and also dolphins :) but its get crazy hot in july and august, around 40+ clz .. but no humidity at all so its bareble, and the water stay cool all year becuse its part of the ocean. If you have 3-4 days in israel so pass eilat.. but if you have more i think its cool place to relax, just be sure to come in the right season.
John Andrews (4 months ago)
Thank you Gabriel for the nice videos with clarity.!
Erika Miller (4 months ago)
I am from Santa Cruz and def want to go to Israel. What time of year was this you went?
Gabriel Traveler (4 months ago)
This was in February.
erick herrera (4 months ago)
as a guys who lives here 30 years... the city has changed in the bad way... in the late 90's and early 00's eilat was at the peak of the peak... tiesto for example used to play here 2 3 times a year... we had like 2 3 trance/edm festivals a year.... 10k ppl.. for a city who has only around 60k... so imagine.. now each party is closed and goiin inside hotels.. onces in a year we have a big party... not as we used to had.... no BIG names coming (the scorpions has private show for gambling comany) and thats it... oh and its expensive as fuck.. weed cost u around 20$/gram beer can go from 3$ to 10$... its a nice video and i can recognize a few over there.. the bridge that u showed ppl use to jump over in the summer.. now the police have an officer there sitting :)
einat1622 (3 days ago)
Yes, enjoying a pint is expensive almost everywhere in Israel :-( Want a beer? get a bottle or a can at a convenience store\supermarket (the $3 option).
Jordan 406 (4 months ago)
looks like a really boring place man.
einat1622 (3 days ago)
It is... it used to be *a thing* up until the 90's, now it looks like Las Vegas strip during daytime (and it's not as half exciting day or night time). You should check his videos in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem if you haven't already.
ahmed nasr (4 months ago)
eilat? you mean egyptian omreshrash stolen by israiel?
ahmed nasr (2 months ago)
sorry for my bad English and FUCK israel
ahmed nasr (2 months ago)
Europeans fucks your people then arab protect your people then your people fucks the arab arab is really stuped hahahahaha thank god im son of ramses ramses fucks your people because they deserve it kids killer
Melanie Fyd (2 months ago)
+ahmed nasr ... It's not a surprise to see a son of the Jihadi cult of Islam tell lie after lie - your NAZI masters taught you that if you lie long enough - someone will swallow ... Go back to your enslaved wife, your abused kids, your terror and hate, your fake history books, your suicide-belts, your pedophile prophet, your bombs and missiles ... Go do your holy work .... against your Arab brothers .... as you use to ... sub-human Muslim troll
Marlon Mariano (4 months ago)
9:13 overlooking booth side of the sea is the stretch where Moises and the Israelites cross the sea from right side is Sinai Desert, Egypt to to the left side Sinai Mountains of Saudi,Arabia.
Gabriel Traveler (4 months ago)
Julie Reed (4 months ago)
doing good mate,,
Rebecca 102 (5 months ago)
At 7:05 I stayed at the hotel in the back it was so nice
muzammil hussain (5 months ago)
why you don't use drone camera?
Post_24 (5 months ago)
The inhabitants live in huts and for the tourists luxury hotels that nobody can pay
ggwp ezpz (5 months ago)
this video is a little superficial, you just walked across the town to the sea. next time show the night life, the bars, the clubs, dive in the sea and show us why it is unique and not just a normal sea.
Gabriel Traveler (5 months ago)
I agree actually. Basically I was too busy in Eilat editing my other videos and was short on time. I wanted to at least give a taste of it, so on my last day there I headed out late in the afternoon and just walked around before it got dark. The next day I had a bus to catch. So this was all I had time for, a quick walking tour of what it looks like.
gufran sayed (5 months ago)
How much distance between eilat and haifa
BigDannyK (3 months ago)
around 6-8 hours by car, depends on traffic
Gabriel Traveler (5 months ago)
I'm not sure, but if you google it you should find the answer.
Mer Av (5 months ago)
Breathtaking. And so many palm trees...
lucius1976 (5 months ago)
10 dollar for s beer? Very expensive
einat1622 (3 days ago)
Beer in pubs are expensive at any Israeli metropolitan ($10- $15 for 500 ml from the tap) . Same prices in some Las Vegas bars... I end up buying a few cans of beer at a convenience store and bringing them into my room (using ice from the free ice machine). If you want to save - a bottle or a can cost about $3 in supermarkets.
Kevin Mard (5 months ago)
ugly place
Brooke Goslin (5 months ago)
Kevin Mard Ugly People See Ugly In Everything ! Is You City Any Better !? I Wouldnt Clasify This Place As Ugly At All Its Gorgeous ! 👎🏼
olmaBLN (5 months ago)
For a relaxing short break and holiday Eilat is a lovely and chilling town. Nice coastline, some nice activities and nature all arround.
Jony G (5 months ago)
I was in Eilat, Petra, Jerusalem the same time as you. That's crazy!
Gabriel Traveler (5 months ago)
Really? Very cool.
Kev Vincent (6 months ago)
Hey Gabe, you can swim in the Red Sea during January...as the water surface temp never really drops below 20C even during the winter. In fact, I have often been there at that time of year and done just that. Plus, Eilat can heat up very quickly...even in the winter months you can experience quick bursts of hot days up around 28C, even in the low 30C range sometimes. The ocean surface temp in Tel Aviv or Haifa is around 17-18C in January...and therefore a tad chilly. I do enjoy your vids a lot, keep em coming...the image quality is a lot better as of late. Just one comment here... You often say things like....it’s cool, cold, chilly, etc....like in your very recent Athens and Cyprus videos...how about always mentioning the actual daily high and night time low temps....to give the viewers a proper sense of just how cold, etc. As a lifelong travel & climate buff myself....I’m always interested in the actual temp readings, etc 😎
Ettore Missiroli (6 months ago)
I've been in Eilat. I visited the dolphin beach snorkling, beautiful. Yes it's worth a visit.
Shaindy Weiss (6 months ago)
Who was the first king of “Palestinian “?.
Adrian S (6 months ago)
Very good!
OceanBlue (6 months ago)
Is that the Gulf of Aqaba or the Red Sea?
VALDIGNE (1 month ago)
Gabriel Traveler (6 months ago)
Yes the Gulf of Aqaba, which connects to the Red Sea.
Teresita C Garrido (6 months ago)
Love your Video. So informative. Be Careful
peace love1 (6 months ago)
Frombeyond (6 months ago)
They are beating every tourist with their horrible prices!
Arman Lagunday (6 months ago)
Romans and Arabs occupied it for so long and now God chosen people return, shalom
scfog90 (2 months ago)
Watch out, we got a internet badass here. Better travel there first, before making an opinion... Guess you never got out of your house or your country.
Andreas cool (2 months ago)
Who the fuck told you that. You must be stupid to be talking like this, go educate yourself or at least tell the truth dumbass
Arman Lagunday (6 months ago)
Wow, what a beautiful country in the world Israel for the almighty God put his name , shalom
mohamed akhrib (6 months ago)
Wow i look forward to visit eilat you are lucky gabriel to be there your freind from morocco
جمال محمد (6 months ago)
Come Syria plzz
ilan a (6 months ago)
better do a little research before taking on a location might discover more about the wonders of earth love
Vicky Malhotra (6 months ago)
Love israel from  india
JockBaloney (6 months ago)
TEN DOLLARS for a single beer sounds off the charts expensive. I don't drink alcohol but for those that do, it seems - shall we say - problematic. If that is indicative of the prices in Eilat - especially in the so called 'off' of 'down' season for tourism, then I don't suppose that a visit to Eilat will make it into my bucket list.
einat1622 (3 days ago)
Unfortunately those are the prices at all cities. If you want a cheaper option get a can or a bottle in a conveniet store \ supermarket (it's the $3 option for 500 ml beer, including international brands)
GorillaStreetFood (6 months ago)
I always thought my geography was okay but I never knew Isreal had a southern coast! Still,we can't know everything can we and you little vid has shown me a place I'd never heard off and very nice it is too.
Shihadeh Kitami (7 months ago)
I can’t believe your ignorance, Palestinian are the descendent of the canaanites. The original owners of all historic Palestine
dueler2006 (6 months ago)
you are confusing original owner with Muslim invaders nothing native about the Arabs in the Levant Israel and Judea was ruled by Jews
Muaffaq Ali (7 months ago)
What’s up gap We call it Palestine bro
Trolly (6 months ago)
Muaffaq Ali so update it and stop be primitive
Muaffaq Ali (6 months ago)
Trolly there is no Israel in MY MAP
Trolly (6 months ago)
Muaffaq Ali no we call it Israel...
Neill Mottes (7 months ago)
You missed the Reef which is in my opinion the best thing in Eilat
Neill Mottes (7 months ago)
Gabriel Traveler yep i meant snorkeling. It is also fine to do this in the winter. You just need a suit which you can rent. I highly recommend you to do it next time you come visit Eilat
Gabriel Traveler (7 months ago)
You mean snorkeling or diving? It was middle of winter so I wasn't really keen on going in the water. Next time when I go back, hopefully when it's warmer. I've seen some videos of the underwater scene and it looks spectacular.
Shihadeh Kitami (7 months ago)
Israel is Palestine , it was stolen in 1947 from the Palestinians
Trolly (6 months ago)
"Palestine" is Israel and will always remain Israel - the state of the Jewish people!
Elan Wolf (7 months ago)
Palestinian never had it, the ottomans lost it after ww1 and it was the British's land due to the treaty of Versailles
Gabriel Traveler (7 months ago)
Who was living there when Jesus walked the Earth?
AMRINDER SINGH (7 months ago)
it seems to be a super clean country and rich too and open minded people can't say its middle east
einat1622 (3 days ago)
True, but if you go to Las Vegas you would probably stay in the strip region (and there are boring suburban neighborhoods there too). As for the rest of Israel... well, it's not Europe, but it's far from 3rd world country slums.
A0pple (16 days ago)
AMRINDER SINGH No! its not clean AT ALL its only because he is in central eilat but you will see its looks kinda not clean in other cities
Simpleton (1 month ago)
Andreas cool Sand nigga?
Awayase (1 month ago)
an indian speaking
Andreas cool (2 months ago)
first of all there is no meddle east, number 2 answer this question do you clean your ass after using the bathroom?
michael jango (7 months ago)
There’s not a country call Israel in Red Sea you are mistaken call it by real name Palestinian or say Jewish apartheid acupayed Red Sea to correct you
rachelladiary (4 months ago)
You live in lalaland. God bless israel
Trolly (6 months ago)
michael jango really go check on google maps and tell me what it says about this area because it is Israel bitchhhh
F H97 (7 months ago)
Trolly (6 months ago)
Nordmo (6 months ago)
Palestine never exist. and will never exist
Dina Zee (7 months ago)
Thank you for making videos about Israel I miss my country👍👍👌
wownouser (7 months ago)
Gabriel this might sound like a crazy comment, but I've noticed that sometimes you say something like - a interesting place or a expensive something. As far as I know it should be - an interesting place because 'interesting' starts with a vowel. So I was just wondering is it also OK to say it the way you do or is it considered a mistake? I'm not asking as criticism but really out of curiosity being a non native English speaker.
wownouser (7 months ago)
Thanks for your reply :)
Gabriel Traveler (7 months ago)
Technically yes it should be "an interesting place". But it's not a big deal either way. It's more important to get it right in writing. Probably sometimes I'm not sure which descriptive word I'm going to use yet and so I say "a" first and then drop in interesting. Who knows. No two people speak exactly the same, so there will always be some variations.
iceblink mender (7 months ago)
hah <---- From Santa Cruz!
Gabriel Traveler (7 months ago)
Cool. My brother graduated from UCSC and I also have family that lives there, so I've visited lots of times.
Michelle West (7 months ago)
Just wondering, I'm trying to make a budget for a 3-4 week trio to israel. ..what kind of budget am I looking at? 2k?
Gabriel Traveler (7 months ago)
It depends on how you plan to travel, for example if you plan to stay in dorms then that would be enough, but if you wanted to get private rooms then it probably wouldn't be enough. Dorms are $25 and up, hotels will be $50 and up, and food at restaurants is quite expensive. Did you see my video showing the prices of things? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq3e8gZltSQ
GIOVANNI JUAREZ (7 months ago)
genesis truth (7 months ago)
Go to a kibbutz. Go to Natanya. Go to the Artist's Village. There's so much to do and see. Just ask.
genesis truth (7 months ago)
ABSOLUTELY WORTH VISITING! Thank you for giving a perspective of how close Israel is to hostile borders. People have no idea how small it is and why it's so important to defend its borders. I lived in Israel for quite some time and have been back several times as a "tourist." Israel is a Jewish nation but also a democracy. There's no occupation; IDF retreated from the West Bank and Gaza many years ago. Anyway, go surfing, yes surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and enjoy the beach. It's actually way to hot in the summer so it's mostly tourists. The dead sea is a naturally occurring salt water body dating back thousands of years. It's called the dead sea because nothing lives in it. The people you see there on Shabbos are mostly tourists. Enjoy. It's an amazing place.
Francesco Xxx (21 days ago)
I will not spend even an half cent, to go in this shithole
zivzan (1 month ago)
All Star Not true. According to international law, Judea and Samaria (aka the West Bank) is not an occupied territory, because previously it did not belong to a sovereign state. Moreover, in the 1922 San Remo conference the land was internationally recognized as part of the forthcoming Jewish state, a decision that holds validity to this day. Jordan was an illegal occupier of the land between 1948-1967, and Israel seized it from Jordan in a war of defense. Regardless, Jordan relinquished its claims for this land in 1988, which means Israel is the only country with a viable claim to this land.
All Star (2 months ago)
There is still occupation in the West Bank.. in fact, Israel is building settlements in these Palestinian territories which is illegal yet no one does anything about it.
Carol (4 months ago)
I also used to live in Israel and I loved it very much! Never a dull or boring moment! Went back in 2010 and ALL has changed (in a modernizing way). Would go every year if I could!

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