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Time Out ranks Tel Aviv as world’s ‘funnest’ city, 8th-best overall

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Tel Aviv was ranked as the “funniest” city, and Eighth best overall, out of 37 “best cities” worldwide, by A poll released Thursday By London Time Out magazine.

Global culture and events publicity sought the opinion of nearly 27,000 city dwellers on food, culture, nightlife, community, neighborhoods, general happiness and other factors in their cities, such as community projects, green spaces and sustainability.

While ranking Tel Aviv eighth overall, the magazine said that the second largest city in Israel had the highest scores in the “fun” category, second in the food and drink category, and was the city most likely to be described as “good for people like me.”

“When COVID hit tourism, this high-tech center pressed the reset button,” Time Out wrote. “The epidemic caused the ‘city that does not stop’ to take a necessary break. Spaces such as Dizengoff Square and the Railway Park hosted picnics, performances, screenings and talks. “.

The magazine said that 81% of Tel Aviv residents say their city is “enjoyable” and 84% say they can “express themselves”, adding that the city “is home to the largest pride parade in the area, the widest selection of vegan options, and its nightlife always We offer a real alternative. “

September 2018 Rated Time Out Survey The flea market area in Tel Aviv as the 16th coolest neighborhood in the world. This year’s rating named the city’s Carmel Market as “the city’s beating heart.”

Israelis buy in the Carmel market in Tel Aviv, March 1, 2021. (Miriam Elster / Flash 90)

The Tel Aviv beach, nicknamed the “White City” for thousands of Bauhaus-style buildings, is located between Prague in seventh place in the Czech Republic and Porto in ninth place in northwestern Portugal.

It was the highest-ranked city in the Middle East, with Dubai in 26th place and Abu Dhabi in 30th place.

San Francisco took first place, followed by Dutch Amsterdam and Manchester, in the north of England. Bangkok closed the list in 37th place.

Tel Aviv was founded in 1909, almost 40 years before the establishment of the State of Israel, by several dozen families who distributed the vacant land through a lottery drawn with sea shells. Today it has over 460,000 inhabitants.

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