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sabbath

By Traveller March 24, 2018
Tel Aviv

sabbath

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By Carol Traveller March 24, 2018

Hi,

I´m going to Israel in the end of June. I would like to know if there are in Tel Aviv stores, restaurants, bar and transportation open during the sabbaths.

I´m trying to plan my route accordingly.

Many thanks in advance.
C

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ON SHABAT THERE ARE ONLY MALLS AND RESTORANTS CAFES THAT ARE OPEN AND THE MALLS DURING EVENING OF SHABATS.
Local March 27, 2018
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Hi
Many stors are open. Most of them at the port area.
All restaurants and bars are open and you have the beautiful beaches with all the cafes and restaurants.
Local March 26, 2018
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Hi
There is many stors open at shabat at the port area.
All restaurants and bars are open.
Have a nice trip
Local March 26, 2018
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Hi
In Israel there is very little public transportation on the Sabbath, and it is better to plan trips on the rest of the week. For restaurants, most of the restaurants are open in Tel Aviv on Shabbat, and there are a few supermarkets that sell groceries that are open on Shabbat as well.
Don't worry and Have fun
Limor
Local March 25, 2018
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Most of the restaurants in Tel aviv are open on Saturday. Most of the stores are closed.
No public buses but you can take taxis and special taxis. There are bicycle station across the city. Abd the citycenter is walkable
Local March 25, 2018
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Hi
All the Restaurants are Open!!
most of the stores are close from Friday 14:00 +- there are few places which its open "Hatachana" center, Jaffa and few more places.
You can always get Taxi and sometimes small buses inside TLV/ enjoy your trip!
Local March 25, 2018
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restaurants, bar are open in TLV
No public bus & train on sabbat bat u can use taxi
H
Local March 25, 2018
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Hey Carol,

It really depends where in Israel, some city is open and some are not, mainly at Tel Aviv most of the place will be open.

Ping me if you need more help :)
O
Local March 25, 2018
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Yes. most of cafes, resturants and stores are open. You can enjoy shopping at TLV port stores (malls are closed on Shabbath), groceries can be purchached at AM-PM or Super Yuda stores that are open 24/7 or Tiv-Taam stores, Dining is not a problem. Public transportation doesn't operate on Shabbath, but you can use Taxis or special minibus routes (number 5 gets you through TLV's Dizengoff St and Rothshield St. while number 4 gets you through Ben Yehuda St. and Alenby St.). I reccomend downloading MOOVIT app for public trasport lines, timetables and routes).
Enjoy your visit here!
Local March 25, 2018
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Hi
In Israel there is very little public transportation on the Sabbath, and it is better to plan trips on the rest of the week. For restaurants, most of the restaurants are open in Tel Aviv on Shabbat, and there are a few supermarkets that sell groceries that are open on Shabbat as well.
Don't worry and Have fun
Limor
Local March 25, 2018
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hi carol
as a tel avivain i can advice you to slow down during Saturdays in israel
public transportation is low but in Tel aviv and some other places you will notcie small yellow cabs picking up pepole. about restaurants the Non Kosher ones are open
and you can enjoy them as well.
see you in summer safe trip dear
Local March 25, 2018
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Hi Carol,

Tel Aviv is the most secular city in Israel.
All restaurants, cafe, bars and night club are open regularly.
Having said that, public transportation (bus and trains) do not operate during shabt.
But if you are planning to stay in Tel Aviv you will not have a problem to get around with a taxi.
The big establish chine supermarkets are also closed, but the city is full off small supermarkets (AmPM and Tivtam) were you can buy everything you need.
Shops are usually closed on shabat (a few of them do open).
Tel Aviv is a great place in the weekends if you like going out and having fun, meet people and go to the beach.

hope you enjoy your time in Israel and Tel Aviv.
Itay
I
Local March 24, 2018
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Hi,
Many restaurants and bars are open in shabath. There are no buses but there are taxis. The stores are closed, but it’s easy to find an open supermarket.
Feel free to ask for more advices.
Yossi
Local March 24, 2018
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Most restaurants and bars in Tel Aviv are open, and is you want to eat out Friday night I would recommend booking a table in advance.
There are no buses during shabbt, so taxis.
There are a few areas you can find stores, Neve Tzedek (really nice neighborhood), Tel Aviv’s port.
Local March 24, 2018
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Some restaurants and bars are open, but all shops are closed.
Local March 24, 2018
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Hi, in tel aviv almost all the restaurants and bars will be open. The mall stores will be close but if you need supermarket there is a lot open 24/07. There is texi in all hours. For my knowledge there is no bas in shabbat but if your hotel will be in tel aviv you can walk or take a texi, you can download the app “Gett” it is an Israeli app for texi around you (you can pay card or cash) .
Also it is important that you will know that the shabbat will enter in June pretty late so in Friday everything will be open until 4-5 pm.
M
Local March 24, 2018
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Hi, most of the restaurnts,cafes and bars are open during the Shabath. Retail stores are closed on saturday. There is no public transportaion, but taxies and 'Sherut' are commonly seen. Enjoy TLV :)
A
Local March 24, 2018
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TLV is very much alive and welcoming on Saturdays.

Stores - there are 24/7 supermarkets open on Saturdays, such as AM PM. Most regular stores will be closed.

Restaurants - kosher restaurants are closed on Saturday, but these are the minority in TLV. You'll have no problem finding open restaurants, bars, cafes etc.

Transportation - generally speaking public transportation is not operating on Saturday except for taxis. If you're staying at the center of TLV you won't have any trouble getting anywhere on foot, though. Obviously getting out of the city would be more problematic.

All this is applicable to the Jewish concept of Saturday, which is from Friday afternoon until Saturday evening.

Enjoy your visit!
Local March 24, 2018
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Hi,
Stores close Friday afternoon and remain closed Saturday.
Restaurants are open Friday and Saturdays, bars as well. Some cafes close Friday afternoon but are open all day Saturday.
Transportation - stops Friday afternoon except for “taxi-shuttles” which operate on bus routes 4, 5, 16, 66 (mainly Dizengoff, Ben yehuda, alenbi, Rothschild, Aliya). They cost the same as buses and have room for 10 people.
Dana
Local March 24, 2018
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Hi Carol
Of course you have! Most of the restaurants and bars in TLV are open on Shabbat. The Shabbat begins from Friday aifternoon when it gets dark to Saturday evening until it’s dark again. During this time you don’t have buses and trains, but you have taxis And service taxis (called ‘monit sherut’) on some main streets in TLV 24/7.
Most of the stores are closed, you have some supermarkets open (Am:Pm & Tiv ta’am) and vonvenience stores. The city is not working during Shabbat but is having fun, it’s more peaceful, everybody is out to eat, to walk around, have coffee, go to the beach or to the museum. June is a great season, not too hot yet. You’ll have a great time
Local March 24, 2018
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Hi Carol,
There are mostly bars (in the evening of Friday and Shabbaths) and some retaurants which are open on Sabbaths.

The only transportation available are Taxi cabs and "Moniot Sherut" which are small vans which are operated by the Taxi companies.

Everything will start closing on Friday at noon and some stores may open on again sabbaths eve.

Enjoy your stay :)
Noam
N
Local March 24, 2018
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In Tel Aviv almost everything is open in Shabbat
Local March 24, 2018
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thanks!
hey carol,

Almost everything is open on Friday night! the city doesn't sleep! on shabat day most of the shops closed (not all of it) but everything else is open!!! you will have a great time here!
Local March 24, 2018
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Thanks Roni. What neighborhood do your recommend me to stay? If I have time I would like to go to the beach but to stay I prefer a place with nice restaurants, cool bars... thank you very much for the help!
There are lots of great areas to stay in Tel Aviv. I’d stay to the west of Ibn Gvirol, and South of Ben Gurion.
The area around Dizengoff Square is nice (the square itself is under construction), lots of nice quiet streets, around Ehad ha’am, near Carmel market, kerem hateanim neighborhood.
*The Southern part of the center is a bit different, depends what you’re looking for, more hipsters and immigrants - levontin st, Florentine neighborhood, levinski st. (West of Aliya).
Dana Local March 24, 2018
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thanks
In my opinion tel aviv is the best place to spend in Saturday! Most restaurants are open u can go to the beach during the day.. due don't plan on shopping cause the mall and most of boutiques wI'll be close depending on the neighborhood you'll visit in tel aviv.. sarona is beautiful and probably willl be open or the Namal (tel aviv harbor) or Hatachana (the old train station near the antrance of old jaffa..
Enjoy your stay on Israel!
Local March 24, 2018
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Thanks! :)
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Local March 24, 2018
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hahaha sorry I pressed enter before writting it :D