Menzel Jemil is Arabic for "the beautiful hostel". Remel beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Tunisia. It is also the panoramic view of the huge Remel forest.
Menzel Jemil has an important industrial zone where foreign and local firms are installed; most of them deal with textile industry and wiring. The town also has an important military base, owing to its strategic location in the far north of Tunisia. Most of the inhabitants are farmers or working overseas.