But Eilat is more than the Red Sea. Situated approximately sixteen miles north is the Timna National Park that covers some 15,000 acres and is shaped by huge rock formations. The Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve is located further north and home to some almost extinct and endangered animals. Anyone who fancies venturing on a day trip can visit the legendary “Lost City” of Petra in Jordan, the Avdat National Park situated in the heart of the desert or the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. And last but not least: thanks to its duty free status, Eilat is a shopper’s paradise featuring a string of shops and boutiques along the promenade. Or, alternatively, there’s the Ice Park & Mall where shopping sprees can be complemented with a spin around the ice rink. Eilat: a city for every taste and interest!