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Malta is a country that has a lot to offer. The azure of the Mediterranean Sea, the mellow honey coloured limestone, which characterizes the architecture and the clear blue skies. The Maltese Islands are a feast for the senses and wherever you go, unique historic sight awaits you. With 7,000 years of history, the Maltese Islands are rich in culture and heritage, from the temples and cathedrals to palaces and forts. There are so many areas of heritage and culture to be explored, including the Grandmasters' Palace, a 16th century masterpiece which is now the house of parliament, the Sacra Infermeria , a fully equipped conference centre, and of course, St John's Cathedral with its magnificent alfresco paintings. The mysterious megalithic temples dedicated to the goddess of Fertility are unique in the world.
Malta's climate is mostly influenced by the sea and is typical of the Mediterranean. The Maltese Islands have a very sunny climate with an average of six hours sunshine in mid-winter and 12 hours in the summer.Locations in Malta like St.Julians, Sliema, Gzira, Mellieha and Madliena are very sought after areas, as they are just five minutes away from the sea and all amenities. The property market in St.Julians, Sliema and Gzira is thriving, as the rental investment for these kind of apartments is always in demand due to increasing commerce. Valletta, named the 2018 city of culture for Europe, is only ten minutes away.
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Malta is located about 50 miles south of Sicily in the Mediterranean. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a population of over 410,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometres. Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Major cities such as Paris, Geneva, Milan and Athens are all just a two-hour direct flight from Malta’s international airport. Regular daily flights to London and other major UK cities are only 3.5 hours and 5 hours away from the Gulf region
English, together with Maltese are official languages with approximately 90% of the population speaking fluent English.
Education-wise, Malta follows the British Curriculum in its private and public schools as well as universitiesThere is also excellent public and private healthcare on offer.
The attraction of Malta lies in the relatively relaxed way of living, affordable cost of living, as well as the country’s historical links to Britain. All those who move to Malta, the smallest EU state, fall in love with its natural beauty, architectural gems and the Mediterranean joie de vivre that permeates life on the island. Many are also attracted by the various successful industries that are flourishing in Malta such as the gaming industry and the financial services.
Other star attractions include leisure activities such as diving, cultural events and night life. Malta is generally a crime-free island. It's the hot, dry summers, warm autumns and short cool winters that make Malta unique and special - a true Mediterranean climate! Malta enjoys a temperate climate with average temperatures of 14 - 16°C in the autumn/winter months and 23 - 25°C in the spring/summer months with June until September being the hottest months of the year. Malta has a very sunny climate with an average of five to six hours of sunshine a day in winter and over twelve hours a day in summer. Annual rainfall in Malta is rather low - approximately 600mm (24 inches). It does not rain in the summer months, and sometimes up to early November.