Shopping in Eilat
The first and most important thing to note about shopping in Eilat is that Eilat is a free trade zone, meaning there is no Israeli VAT (15.5%) in Eilat.
As for recommended shopping spots:
Eilat’s newest and biggest shopping mall ahich has been opened during 2012, is actually a mall surrounding an ice skating rink.
Ice mall has many shops, but takes a lot of walking, so be prepared. It is also quite expensive, so my personal advice would be - visit ice mall only if you have already been to “Mall yam”.
Eilat’s promenade stretches all along the Eilat coastline and the hotel strip. It is all booths maintained by local residents offering some “sharwals” (comfortable beach pants), “longis” and cheap Jewelry. When in Eilat you can’t really avoid the promenade, and will find yourself walking through it and looking at the goods a couple of times a day.
Mol Yam Shopping mall
A very nice mall, located right at the edge of the promenade. Shops are mainly Israeli clothing chains, and I think “Mol Yam” gives visitors a very nice shopping experience.
The new Eilat shopping mall (“Hakenyon Hahadash”) – is a nice little shopping mall right next to the airport
Big mall – has just opened up, and is home to some Israeli clothing chains. Located at a few minute drive from the hotel strip, and sometimes offers better prices than Mol Yam.