The New York Times has called Tel Aviv the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’, and we couldn’t agree more! Much like the Big Apple itself, Tel Aviv is a city that never sleeps, with dazzling and diverse attractions that guarantees something for everyone.
The financial and technology hub of Israel, Tel Aviv is where hi-tech meets handmade, with wonderful beaches, amazing architecture, great nightlife and food and drink to satisfy any taste.
Growing up around Jaffa, the world’s oldest port, Tel Aviv is a true melting pot of cultures, with UNESCO World Heritage status for the architectural jewels of its White City. It’s a city that’s a feast for the senses.
Life + Work in Tel Aviv
Our office, located on the 22nd floor in the Azrieli circular tower, has a beautiful view of Tel Aviv and the beach.
Just a few steps away from the office you can access the popular Azrieli mall, restaurants and a supermarket. Taking lunch outdoors is always an option!
Transportation makes the commute simple, thanks to the building's central location and the train station that provides easy access to the complex
Unsurprisingly, Israel can feel like a bit of a minefield when it comes to etiquette – even in liberal Tel Aviv. A few tactics can help prevent offending sensibilities.
Avoid politics Unless you know someone well, it pays to avoid expressing an opinion on the conflict; consider your audience when doing so.
Be polite Even if it feels like nobody else is! Israelis are famously brusque, so don't be surprised if interactions don't come with Ps and Qs.
Dress accordingly While anything goes in Tel Aviv, it may feel more comfortable to cover up in Orthodox Jewish or Muslim neighbourhoods. This primarily goes for ladies, who may opt for dresses, skirts and shorts that hit below the knee, plus covering up midriffs and shoulders. Guys may choose to skip sleeveless shirts, though negative attention for wearing them won't be nearly as severe as it might be for a woman.
Tel Aviv offers a wide range of excellent entertainment venues.
The cultural heart of the city is Habima Sq, at the northern end of Rothschild Blvd, home to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and National Theatre. Smaller theatres and jazz bars are scattered all over the city, particularly south Tel Aviv and Jaffa. It also has a few decent cinemas.
There are some great venues for live music in the city. Live bands can also be found in bars and cafes and on Rothschild Blvd in summer. In recent years, big stars such as Radiohead, Britney Spears, The Rolling Stones and Justin Bieber have all added TLV to their tours. The biggest open-air venue is the amphitheatre at the heart of Park HaYarkon, which also hosts a free Opera in the Park concert every July.
Tel Aviv (meaning 'Hill of Spring' in Hebrew) has an air of perpetual renewal: flowers bloom, new restaurants open and there's always a party somewhere.
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Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and a benefits package that we're extremely proud of.