UX Salon welcomes international visitors to Israel. The official conference language will be English.
Israel is a land of many contrasts and a remarkable variety of landscapes and people; a young country only 65 years old, in a land with thousands of years of human history and heritage. A land in which within two driving hours one may pass from the solid reddish rocks of the desert of Judea to the forests and waterfalls of the Galilee Mountains. Pass through the ancient 4000 years old city of Jerusalem to the modern skyscrapers of Tel-Aviv.
About Tel Aviv:
Tel Aviv is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of Israel. A cosmopolitan center on the seafront, with fine sandy beaches, a marina, restaurants, pubs and culture on tap every day of the week. The architecture of the 1930s and 1940s still survives alongside the clean lines of the tall modern buildings.The refurbished port of Jaffa with its archeological sites, a famous flea market and myriad of restaurants, is home to new Immigrants, Israelis and Israeli Arabs, both Christian and Moslem.Tel Aviv is a 40-minute drive on a modern highway, from the holy city of Jerusalem and is an hour’s drive from Haifa, set in the beauty of the Carmel mountain range that acts as a backdrop to the sparkling golden dome of the Baha’i Shrine and Gardens. One hundred years ago, Tel Aviv was only sand dunes, today it is The City That Never Sleeps.
Local attractions include:
Thousands of years of history come together in Jaffa, one of the world’s oldest cities. Visit the Old port of Jaffa, the flea market and enjoy a meal at one of the tasty fish restaurants.
Beautifully restored houses and streets preserve the romance of the early days of this Jewish urban settlement. A walking tour of Neve Tzedek is a must for romantics, history lovers and fans of small, winding alleys. Visit The Nahum Gutman Museum, the Suzanne Dellal Centre of Culture and the small cafes to see how a charming historic neighborhood survives surrounded by the skyscrapers of the city.
“The White City”
In July, 2003, UNESCO proclaimed the “White City,” the unique urban and historical fabric of Tel Aviv, as a World Cultural Heritage site. Take a guided tour around the city to view the site for yourself.
Tel Aviv Port
70 years after its establishment, Tel Aviv’s Port became the city’s premier entertainment center, with dance clubs, cafes and restaurants at the water’s edge.
The Carmel Market
For market fans this place is heaven. The market is abundant with the best the season has to offer in fruit and vegetables, not to mention the meat, the fish, the cheeses and the flowers.
The Flea Market
Bargains and hidden treasures in Jaffa- visit this market to purchase antique furniture, handmade carpets, wooden statues, colorful middle eastern pillows, curtains, swords, narghilas, silver and copper items from the East (both Near and Far).
The Nahalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall
Twice a week, on a Tuesday and on a Friday Israel’s main crafts fair showcases an amazing array of unique, locally made items.
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Travel to and from Ben Gurion Airport
The train station is located on Level S adjacent to the Greeters’ Hall. Train tickets can be purchased through automatic ticket machines on Level G of the terminal. Tel Aviv has four train stations. For best access to the city center, use either “Tel Aviv Merkaz” (officially named “Savidor”), or “Hashalom”. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
Taxi Stations are located as you exit the terminal to your left. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
Bus stops are located in Terminal 3 on the second level of the multilevel road, across from Gates 21 and 23. Buses are frequent to Tel-Aviv Central Bus Station and to Tel-Aviv’s Arlozorov Train Station. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes. For more information click here.
The car rental companies’ counters are located on the first floor of the East Gallery in the Greeters’ Hall. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.