Origin and Application:
“Sabbath” means rest in Hebrew. In the order of creation, God created the world in six days, and the last day is reserved for rest during which no work should be done. Jews termed this day as Sabbath Day and have been observing this tradition to the present. In Israel, Sabbath Day takes place from the sunset of Friday to the sunset of Saturday where all public traffic are stopped, except taxis run by Arabs, who are under no religious obligations to observe this tradition.
Hence tourists are often reminded not to arrive Israel on Sabbath Day to avoid the long hours in waiting for a taxi.