Eilat is part of the Southern Negev Desert, at the southern end of the Arava, adjacent to the Egyptian village of Taba to the south, the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to the east, and within sight of Saudi Arabia to the south-east, across the gulf.
Eilat's arid desert climate and low humidity are moderated by proximity to a warm sea. Temperatures often exceed 40°C (104°F) in summer, and 21°C (70°F) in winter, while water temperatures range between 20 and 26°C (68 and 79°F). Eilat averages 360 sunny days a year.
The city's beaches, coral reef, nightlife and desert landscapes make it a popular destination for domestic and international tourism.
Open Water Swimming
- The Gulf of Eilat is site of the LEN Open Water Cup and a FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup competition.
- The Gulf of Eilat is the site of the International Red Sea SwimCup, a 500m, 1.5 km, 4.5 km, 7.5 km open water swim held on 26 January 2019.
FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup
2017 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup competition
- Swimming in Seychelles at the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships 2022
- Marc-Antoine Olivier Wins FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Eilat, Israel
- Ana Marcela Cunha Wins FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Eilat, Israel
- FINA Cancels World Junior Championships In Israel
- Mateusz Sawrymowicz, Expecting The Unexpected
- Arianna Bridi Plans, Swims, Wins In LEN Open Water Cup
- Olympic Champion Heads To Sea
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Gregorio Paltrinieri Getting Back Into The Open Water
- Europeans And An American In Israel
- Kristof Rasovszky Continues Winning Ways In LEN Cup
- Nikolett Szilágyi Wins Opening LEN Open Water Cup
- Eilat Championships, Early Showcase Of Tokyo 2020
- Jean-Baptiste Clusman Is 7.5 km World Junior Champion
- Iris Menchini Wins World Juniors 5 km Race In Israel
- World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- Marathon Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- Everyone Gives Chase To Travis At World Junior Champs
- Paula Ruiz Bravo Finishes In Tears
- Michael Brinegar Finishes Fast At World Junior Champs
- Ready In Red
- International Field To Compete In Eilat