The Kerem Hateimanim and Shuk HaCarmel areas in Tel Aviv have been voted by Forbes as among the 15 coolest neighborhoods in the world.

Senior contributor Laura Begley Bloom wrote: “Cool Factor: ‘”Operation Magic Carpet” was the top-secret operation that transported nearly 50,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel in 1949 and 1950—and this is where many of them settled,’ says Time Out Tel Aviv’s Elianna Bar-el. ‘Literally meaning “the Yemenite Vineyard” but more often simply dubbed “the Kerem”, Kerem Hateimanim is a progressive hotbed of sun-chapped surfers, strolling Filipino caretakers, hungry foodies, global nomadic types and ageless Yemenites hawking home-cooked deliciousness straight out of their ground-floor kitchens.

Don’t Miss: ‘The stunning, rose-colored Hotel Nordoy, originally built in 1925, displays the White City’s Eclecticist architecture at its most pristine,’ says Bar-el. ‘Holding court midway down Nahalat Binyamin Street, it features a rooftop spa and a killer Israeli breakfast.'”