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Cigarette & Fuel Prices

Cigarette prices in Malta, like almost every other country, are expensive mainly because of the high taxes governments impose on them. As it stands currently one can buy locally a packet of cigarettes for €3.70 to a maximum of €4.00 depending the brand. Although Malta cigarette prices are increasing on a yearly basis, many Maltese people especially women keep consuming tobacco on regular basis. The European Commission is doing its utmost to discourage people from consuming cigarettes and is planning to force such increase in prices regularly, hoping to achieve its aims. Studies and statistics do indicate that people...

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Food & Drink Prices

Malta food prices can vary a lot, depending the cuisine being served at the particular restaurant, it’s ambience and most definitely the location. The cheapest option will obviously be to buy food and drinks from supermarkets. Maltese bread for example cost only around €0.50 and you can buy a packet of six 2 liter bottles for less than €2.50. In take-aways or restaurants, food prices in Malta are more expensive than from a supermarket. One can find various small take-away outlets spread throughout the cities, mainly selling local products as well as imported food and drinks. Some of the...

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Palm Court Hotel Malta

The Palm Court Hotel Malta is a very popular 3 star hotel in Qawra. This hotel is highly promoted by Malta Bargains, a company who targets mainly the British market. Accommodation at this hotel is usually part of a very cheap holiday package, most likely on All Inclusive basis (i.e. including b’fast, lunch time snacks, dinner and local drinks too). Checking out the various Palm Court Hotel Malta reviews on the web, one will notice that most reviewers actually say that this hotel is very basic. Having said that, when considering the extremely economical price for an All Inclusive package, tourists are actually getting a fair service in return for the price being paid. This hotel is located in a relatively quiet area in Qawra, yet still very close to the center. The Malta Tourism Authority did rate the Palm Court Hotel Qawra Malta as a 3 star accommodation, because of the amenities and services it offers. At this holiday complex, one will find an outdoor swimming pool, heated indoor pool during the Winter months, big sun terrace full of deck chairs, a variety of bars and a restaurant serving buffet meals. Other facilities include internet, dry cleaning and laundry, baby sitting, currency exchange as well as a 24hr attended reception desk. The hotel also boosts a games room, beauty salon, kids club and has lifts that service all...

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Xmas Shopping Malta

Shopping for Christmas is never an easy task. Here you will find ideas, deals and suggestions for your Xmas shopping presents. Malta has a lot to offer, although many locals prefer to do their Christmas shopping in UK. Whether looking to buy gifts for kids, teenagers or adults, you will find a list of brilliant ideas here. Christmas shopping online has never been more popular than today. Loads of shops in Malta have an internet presence and are regularly showcasing online their latest stocks, shopping deals and bargains. Feel free to browse around and compare their special offers. For cheap Christmas shopping, I suggest you to check other shops in Europe that offer delivery to Malta too. Another idea will be to visit a cashback website. It’s also recommended not to make any last minute orders since the local postal service might be too busy very close to the Xmas festivities. Xmas shopping Malta is usually done in Valletta, the capital city of Malta. In December all Christmas shops in the capital stay open more than normal, usually till very late at night, since the streets are packed with locals and foreigners. In Valletta one will find clothes shops, gift shops and complexes selling books, plants, shoes, model toys, electronics, household decorations and all kind of presents. Sliema is another popular shopping centre, especially with locals. St Julian’s (Bay...

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Empire Cinema Malta

The Empire Cinema Malta is an impressive high tech movie complex, situated on the main road leading to the center of Bugibba. This touristic resort is very popular and is usually extremely busy during weekends and the Summer months. Pre-booking of cinema tickets is always highly recommended. All the theatres are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and are fully air-conditioned throughout the year. Nevertheless, prices are not expensive and start from only € 4.65 per adult, even for the latest blockbuster movies. During weekdays, movies start showing at around 1pm and the latest ones at 9pm. On weekends there are...

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