Eilat

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    Eilat (Hebrew: ; ) is Israel’s southernmost city, a busy port and popular resort located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba. Home to about 47,700 people, 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 in summer, and in winter, while water temperatures range between . Eilat averages 360 sunny days a year. The city’s beaches, coral reef, nightlife and desert landscapes make it a popular destination for domestic and international tourism.

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