Eilat, Israel's undisputed resort city, is well prepared for hosting the thousands of tourists that descend on the city each month. Every self-respecting hotel has a tourist information booth or concierge who will happily supply recommendations and suggestions. The Ministry of Tourism also runs Eilat Tourist Information Center with an affable staff, as well as provides printed information on Israel, in addition to Hebrew, in 14 other languages: English, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Italian, Finnish, Polish, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, Norwegian and French.
Maps of Eilat and of Israel and a schedule of local events are also available here. The staff offers answers regarding film schedules, the price of theater tickets, current performances and special attractions - in short, any information that a tourist might require.
And that's not all. If you packed a novel to read over your vacation and you finished it already, trade it for a fresh one at the center's book exchange, which features hundreds of books of all sorts in English, German, Dutch, Finnish, Russian and French.
All of the Tourist Information Center's services are free of charge. If you visit the center during the more quiet hours, you can get a "Good Will Ambassador to Israel" certificate, signed by Israel's Minister of Tourism. The center also processes complaints, should you have any, about the local hotels and businesses.
Eilat Tourist Information Center
8 Beit HaGesher St.
Open: Sun-Thu 8:30-17:00, Fri 8:00-13:00