Tel-Aviv Carmel Market: Location and Operating Hours

The enormous Shuk HaCarmel dazzles; this top market in Tel Aviv is unmissable both for its goods and its atmosphere. Learn about the details here.

Marie-Claire De Villiers
By Marie-Claire De Villiers
Edited by Joel Taylor

Published January 25, 2022.

The Carmel Market, or Shuk HaCarmel, is the largest market (or "shuk"), in Tel Aviv. From its humble beginnings in the 1920s as a Yemenite market, the HaCarmel Market has grown to an enormous hub of trading delight. A must-see for anyone visiting the city, this is the place to soak up local culture and buy anything from spices to jewelry to electronics. Food lovers can look forward to the opportunity to try every type of Israeli street food here, too.

Where Is the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv?

The entrance is on HaCarmel St. at the center of the city and is quite easy to find given its size. If you have trouble locating it, simply ask someone to direct you to "Shuk HaCarmel."

When Is the Carmel Market Open?

Summer Hours

  • Sunday - Thursday 7 am - around 6 pm
  • Fridays 7 am until around two hours before Shabbat.

Winter Hours

  • Sunday - Thursday 7 - around 4 pm
  • Fridays 7 am until around two hours before Shabbat.

Why You Should Visit the Carmel Market

You'll find anything you might need while experiencing the true cosmopolitanism of Tel Aviv at this atmospheric shuk. The HaCarmel Market is an amazing place for culinary adventures, filled with stalls where fresh, traditional dishes are made on the spot. Even watching fruit vendors can be quite a show, as they can be quite dramatic!

Antique lovers and trinket collectors will also delight in the marketplace's impressive range of handmade and specialist items. If you're looking for a quick stop to buy a charger or essential item for your travels, this is the perfect place. Among the markets of Tel Aviv, HaCarmel Market is arguably the best, and a top attraction for anyone wanting to explore the city's offerings.