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New attractions in Malta

Malta National Aquarium
Malta National Aquarium
Cafè del Mar
SmartCity
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Malta National Aquarium

Location: Qawra-Bugibba

Tickets: 13+ years: €13.90;  60+ years: €11.90;  5 to 12 years: €7.00; 

Opened in 2013, Malta’s new National Aquarium is already one of the most popular visitor attractions on the island. Designed and built in the shape of a starfish, the aquarium forms part of a project designed to rejuvenate what was a declining tourist area.

It’s been EU-funded by a PPP (private public partnership) between the Malta Tourism Board and Marine Aquatic Ltd. The new-look zone is spread over 20,000 square metres and comprises not only the public aquarium but also a public garden, facilities for local diving schools, a shop, the Café del Mar reef club and a multi-level carpark.

Malta National Aquarium has 26 display tanks showcasing Mediterranean fish found in Maltese waters. The fish swim around replicas of historical artefacts that can be found in the seas around Malta. The main tank, which is 12 metres in diameter, houses species from the Indian Ocean including two species of shark. Visitors pass through a ‘water tunnel’ allowing them to feel surrounded by ocean life. All tanks have been expertly themed to imitate the natural underwater environment as closely as possible and together contain just under a million litres of water. There is also a touch pool, a classroom area, an interpretation space, veterinary facilities and a temporary exhibition space.

For more information visit the website of Malta National Aquarium.

Cafè del Mar

Location: Qawra-Bugibba

A precious addition to Malta’s entertainment scene, Café del Mar Malta opened its doors in July 2013 for its first summer of music, sunset and fun. Offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and St Paul’s island, Café del Mar is fast establishing itself as the place to be. Forming part of the Malta National Aquarium complex, Café del Mar is the ideal place to relax, have a swim and enjoy a drink from our variety of cocktails. You can also have a meal with an unmistakable and delightful Mediterranean flavour.

Designed by one of Malta’s foremost designers, Mark Pace, Café del Mar sits magnificently at the water’s edge. The design is all about the sea and Mediterranean sunsets. The infinity pool reaches out into the clear blue waters. The seating area and pool deck have unobstructed panoramic views of the sea. The design is simple, predominantly white to fully compliment the natural beauty of the surroundings. The central idea of the design is simple, it allures you to sit and admire the views against a backdrop of ambient and chill out music, synonymous with Café del Mar. Café del Mar is hugely famous around the world for its chill-out compilation albums which have been released annually since 1994, pioneering the chill-out genre. Special guest DJs will entertain our guests whilst enjoying the surroundings. So come join us and enjoy the simple things in life… amazing views of the blue Mediterranean Sea, stunning sunsets, refreshing cocktails, chill-out music and great Mediterranean food.

For more information visit the website of Cafè del Mar.

SmartCity

Location: Ricasoli

SmartCity Malta is the first European outpost of the SmartCity global network of business townships. Creating a network of opportunities, SmartCity Malta will home knowledge-based companies that aim to serve the EU and North African markets.

Set in an area of 360,000 m2 along the picturesque coast between Ricasoli Point and Valletta’s Grand Harbour, SmartCity Malta offers a harmonious blend of office, residential, hospitality and retail spaces, with one-third of the land set aside for green and open leisure areas.

Built Environments at SmartCity Malta adhere to international sustainability standards that protect its environment and provide its inhabitants with comfortable, healthy and productive spaces for work and leisure.

For more information visit the website of SmartCity Malta.

Malta 5D

Location: Valletta

Malta 5D is a new generation theatre where you feel the “real” emotions of the movie. In a short time, you may explore the colourful and impressive episodes of the Maltese history and culture, magnified with 3D film, moving seats, water spray, air blasts and leg ticklers. A unique experience for all ages! An exhibition of works by local artists will be on display in the foyer.

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