Live it up like a celebrity in the Holy Land

Ever wanted to know what top international celebrities are up to when they visit Israel? Well, now you can follow in their footsteps because we have the inside scoop on where famous faces like Madonna and Mick Jagger like to sleep, eat and play

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U2’s frontman Bono has been to Israel with his bandmates in the past for work, but the last time he came, it was purely for pleasure. Always up for a good time, the singer spent a wild night out in Tel Aviv hitting up some of the city’s trendiest spots. He started off with a relaxing meal at The Container in Jaffa Port. Then he travelled north to Patio Bar, also by the sea, to enjoy some outdoor drinks on the terrace. There Bono sipped away on Jack Daniels and was happy to talk to fans, who snapped away on their cameras and phones to get a shot of the rockstar. Underground club Radio EPGB is where the party really got going, with Bono dancing away into the early hours. After living it up in Tel Aviv, Bono took some down time in Jerusalem with his family. They stayed in King David Hotel, which is where presidents and royalty stay when they come to the Holy City. When signing the hotel’s famous guestbook he shared a little poetic note about Hope being like a faithful dog - "With great thanks for great room in great hotel in great city, Bono," is how he summed up his stay at the hotel.

Sacha Baron Cohen

British actor Sacha Baron Cohen is another one of those international stars with Israeli roots who often crosses the Mediterranean to visit friends and family in the Land of Milk and Honey. His hotel of choice is the Sheraton Tel Aviv, where he has become somewhat of a regular. When he wants to cool off from the intense Middle Eastern sun, he enjoys taking his wife Isla Fisher and their two daughters to the beach. While they have been spotted on Gordon Beach in Tel Aviv, the couple prefer to get away from the masses and head to Gazebbo Beach in the upmarket town of Herzliya just north of Tel Aviv where they can enjoy more privacy. Bat Yam to the south of Tel Aviv may not be as glamorous, but that’s where Sacha has taken his grandma out for lunch in the past. He treated her to a meal at Shipudei Tzipora,a must-visit institution among locals, where they enjoyed traditional meat skewers and salads.