The commercial centre is The Ferries – in the days before regular bus services, the Ferries used to connect Sliema to Valletta. Nowadays the Harbour Cruises and Gozo Tours set-off from there though there is still a regular Ferry to Valletta. There are also a number of cafes and shops popular with locals from all over Malta as well as tourists.
You’ll find many shops and two of the largest shopping malls on the island with multiple entertainment and catering establishments close-by. The 5km long seafront promenade is dotted with a number of bars and restaurants. There are beach lidos and Water Polo clubs that offer all kinds of water sport amenities together with large seawater pools to visitors. The promenade starts from St Julian’s, Spinola Bay all the way to Manoel Island in Marsamxetto Harbour. The Sliema promontory has stunning views of Valletta on one side with open sea on the other.
There is only a small sandy beach, but the limestone beaches are excellent for sunbathing and there is easy access to the sea. Nothing beats a dip in the blue Med. Sliema has the advantage of a good bus service with direct buses to most places of interest. This commercial town adjoins St. Julian’s, which although sharing the same promenade, they have very different urban cultures.
Taxi service is available 24 hours a day from Malta International Airport to any destination in Malta. Fixed rates are applicable and pre-paid tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth inside the Welcomers’ Hall on Arrivals. For more information you can visit the following Taxi Services & Transfer providers please check out E-Cabs, Dial-a-cab, Malta Taxi and Malta Airport Transfers.