Sliema, St. Julians and surrounding areas

It’s no wonder that Sliema, St. Julian’s, and the surrounding areas are the most popular locations with foreigners visiting or living in Malta. These areas are a fantastic blend of commercial hotspots and great beaches. This makes them fantastic residential areas. Here, you will find an eclectic mix of high-rise residential apartments and also delicate art-deco-style townhouses. The beaches in these areas are extremely popular, enjoying views of Valletta and Manoel Island.

Swieqi is a newer town. As a residential area very close to Sliema and St. Julian’s, it is a quieter alternative to these areas and also slightly less expensive. Pembroke is another nearby residential area, which was used as a military base by the British in the late 19th Century.


Ideal for: tourists, young people, expats working in Malta

Typical property: apartments, but you can also find bungalows, terraced houses, and traditional townhouses in some parts of the villages

Highlights of the areas:

  • Paceville – the dance & clubbing hotspot of the Maltese Islands

  • The Sliema Promenade – a picturesque coastal road, great for an energised walk

  • Tigné shopping mall

  • The local food scene – you’ll find a range of fantastic restaurants, bars, and cafés in these areas

Non-Maltese residents can freely purchase property in Special Designated Areas. The following SDAs are located in the St. Julian’s area:

Portomaso Development, St. Julians, Malta

Tigné Point, Tigné, Malta

Pendergardens, St. Julians, Malta

Dhalia Real Estate Services is conveniently located in Sliema, St. Julian’s, Balluta, and Gzira. Each of these branches are staffed by property consultants specialising in sales, letting, and commercial real estate.