Useful Information


Tourist Information Centres

The Malta Tourism Authority is responsible for a number of tourist information centres situated at the  Malta International Airport (MIA), Valletta (Head Office and the Waterfront) , Mdina, Mellieħa, Vittoriosa (Birgu) , Victoria/Rabat (Gozo) and the Mġarr Terminal.

Typical opening hours for shops

Commercial outlets and shops:  9.00am – 1.00pm & 4.00pm – 7.00pm.  In tourist areas some open till 10.00pm and most of the shops are normally closed on public holidays and Sundays. 

Time difference in Malta

Malta is in the Central European Time Zone and uses Central European Standard Time (CET) which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT 1). Like all European states Malta reverts to summer (Daylight-Saving) Time and local time is shifted forward by 1 hour. As a result, during Summer Time, Malta is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT 2). At the end of the summer months time in Malta is shifted back by 1 hour to Central European Time (CET) or (GMT 1).


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Useful Maltese words

Useful Maltese Words