Merkaz HaIr

Tattoo parlors, dive bars, couture shops, and beach jocks somehow establish a comfortable cohesion.

Brides on the hunt for that perfect white gown commingle with tattooed dive bar patrons sipping whiskey on the rocks. Boutiques line shabby chic streets for serious shopping as volleyballs fly carefree over hot sand at the beach. Every minute of every day, the pulse of Tel Aviv's diverse residents beats in Merkaz HaIr.

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On the Map

Merkaz HaIr is bordered by Kikar Hamedina, Nahalat Yitzhak, Park Tzameret, HaKirya, Kerem HaTeimanim, Lev HaIr, Montefiore, and Tzafon Yashan

Ben Gurion International Airport 18 minutes by car
Tel Aviv Port 30 minutes by public transit/ 10 minutes by car
Yarkon Park 30 minutes by public transit/ 10 minutes by car
Rothschild Boulevard 15 minute walk

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Difficult

Bustle, Shop, and Roll around Dizengoff Street

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Tireless Dizengoff street is packed with trendy bars, restaurants, and Tel Avivians looking to lighten their wallets.

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Neigborhoods Tel Aviv Vaaknin HR1
Neigborhoods Tel Aviv Vaaknin HR1

Fresh falafel is on every corner, laid back cafes are on every street.

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Shopaholics flock to Dizengoff Center to peruse multitudes of stores, easily finding what they need (and what they don't).

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The technicolor fountain at Dizengoff Circle comes to life with a nightly fire and music show. The eye catching landmark is Tel Aviv's most instagrammed attraction.

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Try not to look at it if you've had a few too many glasses of Arak, a strong anise flavored spirit.

Designer Bridal Shops, Handmade Crafts

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Tucked away just off Dizengoff Street, the betrothed and the starry-eyed search for "the one". Wedding dress, that is.

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Neigborhoods Tel Aviv Vaaknin

At these elegant shops and neighboring craft jewelry shops, it's all in the details.

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Neigborhoods Tel Aviv Vaaknin HR1

If you like it, put a ring on it.

Everybody Hit The Beach

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Neigborhoods Tel Aviv Vaaknin HR1
Neigborhoods Tel Aviv Vaaknin HR1

Merkaz HaIr's beaches are among Tel Aviv's most popular.

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Neigborhoods Tel Aviv Vaaknin HR1

Get the side out, then celebrate the win with an ocean dip.

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Don't forget your floaties.

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Goodnight, sun. Hello, fun.

See and Be Seen Nightlife

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"Lehizdangeff" (literally "to dizengoff") is a local expression meaning "to go out with no aim other than to see and be seen."

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All that shopping and people watching can make you hungry.

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Hot food calls for cold Israeli beer.

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We'd like to see more of you, Merkaz HaIr.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

David Vaaknin

David is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in environmental portraiture, reportage, landscape, travel and lifestyle photography, currently based in Jerusalem, Israel. http://dvphotonet.com/