Named after Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, the airport is located approximately 20km southeast of Tel Aviv. Open 24 hours, it is the main international airport of Israel. But, despite being the busiest airport in the country, business and general customers are well catered for with Ben Gurion frequently named one of the best airports for private aviation in the Middle East.
Stretching 14km along the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv’s beaches are its crowning glory. But the city’s rich architectural heritage and creative culture are equally appealing. The world-class Tel Aviv Museum of art is complemented by the contemporary art galleries in the lively Florentine neighbourhood. And from classical music, opera and ballet performances to popular live music concerts, international DJs and theatre productions the city boasts a rich performing arts scene.
Tel Aviv is also home to more Bauhaus architecture than any other city in the world. The area known as the ‘White City’ (so called because most of the buildings are white) is home to around 4,000 structures and in 2003 was recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage site.
After a day of exploring the city, Tel Aviv’s culinary scene is a feast for all the senses whether you’re after local delights, Michelin-starred dining or international cuisine.