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The recommended Billiard place is located in Kikar Atarim. As a resident of Tel-Aviv, I would rather avoid directing tourists to that place. Kikar Atarim is the single most disppointing and embarrassing tourist attraction in the city. The first sight that welcomes you as you climb past the stairs is the rotting, crumbling remains of what once was Tel-Aviv's top club. Don't let the scaffolding fool you- it's only there for placing new advertising banners on the bare skeleton. The next prominent thing you see is the mall. People don't usually go in there, not even for the toilets, because the place is creepy and empty, the derelict and foul shadow of its former self. If you choose to go down to the beach, you can either go down the internal stairs, which lead into another desperate-looking underground cluster of shops, with almost all them closed, and a frequently used (and noisy) road. The road leads outside to the beach. The other option is going down the external stairs, which provide a nice view of the rusting remains of an old restaurant that closed down. I don't think it's appropriate to badmouth a place in the article itself, so let's do the next best thing and drop it out as a recommended site.

Staying Safe[edit]

Every year we hear reports about tourists getting dehydrated and being evacuated to hospitals. Most of them are not used to Israeli climate and don't know just how much water they have to drink to keep healthy.

Take a water bottle with you wherever you go, and remember: it's better having to go to the toilet every 5 seconds than spending your vacation at a hospital.

Getting there, by car[edit]

I have edited the "By Car" section for some grammar and style. However, I have a problem with this sentence: "Survival chances on Israeli roads are certainly high, but require time for acclimation." It gives the impression that driving in Tel Aviv is a matter of survival, i.e. of life and death. I didn't change it, but I think someone else should. EngineeringCat 20:06, 7 November 2006 (EST)

External links[edit]

These links were removed from the main article in accordance with Wikitravel:External links, but may be of interest to some users and editors:

  • Tel Aviv Municipality [1]
  • Tel Aviv 4 fun [2]
  • Tel Aviv GuideTel Aviv Guide [3]

-- Ryan 02:59, 21 November 2006 (EST)

Sections[edit]

The sections seem standard and well-organized. Where would be a good place to put information about power and plug adapters? -- Fff1959 12:49, 20 June 2008 (EDT)

Florentin - article structure[edit]

I've been editing http://wikitravel.org/en/Tel_Aviv/Florentin, which I then realized is not linked to from any of the other Tel Aviv pages, as far as I can see. Should it be incorporated into the disappointing http://wikitravel.org/en/Tel_Aviv/South, or should it be kept as its own page and linked to from http://wikitravel.org/en/Tel_Aviv and / or http://wikitravel.org/en/Tel_Aviv/South? Topdog 08:31, 21 September 2009 (EDT)

I think we should merge it into Tel Aviv South, as it's not really large enough to deserve it's own page yet and the Tel Aviv South page is not very large. Maximilianklein 11:59, 8 August 2011 (EDT)

Safety[edit]

It's ridiculous that terror bombing is talked about so much in the safety section. It's so incredibly rare, and even if it does happen there's very little chance that a tourist will be the one to notice the alert signs before the locals. Talking about it does more harm than good, distracting tourists from the real dangers. I suggest to rewrite the section, dismissing the terror issue in one sentence and talking about the real dangers, like crime and dehydration. -Anonymous Israeli

Plunge forward! --Peter Talk 15:03, 12 November 2009 (EST)


Districts[edit]

There are currently more articles for Tel Aviv than the current districts show. In addition to those listed under the districts, we have the following articles:

Are these legitimate district articles? Are these areas encompassed under any of the listed districts? Perhaps they should be merged? ChubbyWimbus 02:35, 10 December 2009 (EST)

They should be merged into the listed districts. –sumone10154 00:17, 24 March 2011 (EDT)


Updated Dan Bus System[edit]

There were recently major changes made to Dan Bus route and price structure. As my Hebrew is not great I do not fully understand the details of it, but it would be important to add into this as I have heard that prices increase drastically if you go between the new different zones

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