Tel Aviv is home to magnificent beaches, memorable cuisine, remarkable architecture and vibrant arts, culture and music scenes. It is an ideal travel destination, and can also be a top retirement option, especially if you are an LGBTQ person of Jewish descent. Tel Aviv is the most tolerant LGBTQ destination in the Middle East, with gyms, hotels, bars and beach queues dedicated to the community. The gay scene reaches a fever pitch during Tel Aviv Pride Week, when 250,000 people come together to celebrate and show support for the events. The city is open-minded, progressive and safe for members of the LGBTQ community. Israel recognizes unregistered cohabitation between same-sex couples, yet same-sex marriage is not possible.