Cities in Israel

"How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!"
(BaMidbar 24:5)


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Arad is located 25 kilometers west of the Dead Sea and 45 kilometers east of Beersheba. It is named after an ancient city with the same name, mentioned in Tanakh.

The city was founded in 1962. The first inhabitants were the natives of Israel and the repatriates from Argentina.

The population of the city works mainly in the complex of hotels of the Dead Sea.

In the 1970s aliya from the Soviet Union and from Latin America came to Arad. In the early 90's, its population replenished with repatriates from the CIS countries.

Tel. 08-9951601

The National Insurance Institute of Israel ("Bituah Leumi"):
Ezor Taasiay 9
Tel. *6050, 12226050

Israeli Employment Service ("Lishkat Taasuka"):
Palmah 18
Tel. 08-9958432

Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing:
Tel. 08-6263660

Israel Ministry of Tourism:
Filling Station "Paz" Ezor Taasiay
Tel. 08-9954160

City streets and attractions near the city:


Dead Sea

Salt of Dead Sea

The distance
(in straight line):

to Jerusalem - 58 km
to Tel Aviv - 99 km
to Haifa - 174 km
to Beer Sheva - 38 km