Language: Hebrew, Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic
Currency: Israeli Shekel
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Dialing Code: +972
Time Zone: GMT+3
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A highly important day for people of Jewish faith, Yom Kippur is usually marked by 25 hours of prayer and fasting within a synagogue or the family home. Commonly referred to as the Day of Atonement, the city of Eilat can be something of a ghost town for this holy day, falling 10 days after Rosh Hashana.
Nutty, sweet and utterly delicious, baklava is a beloved treat easily found across Israel. Supposedly enjoyed in the Middle East and eastern Europe since before the dawn of the Common Era, you can consume this honey coated pastry dish numerous times under the guise of culture and history.
Hummus, salad, lashing of grilled halloumi, fried eggs and baba ghanoush are just some of the delights dished up during breakfast hours in Israel. Eilat is also a great place to sample the Middle Eastern breakfast favourite of shakshouka, where eggs sit poached in a pan of tomato based stew filled with herbs.