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living in rabat

Although often spoken in the same breath as the neighbouring city of Mdina, Rabat is a village that has plenty to offer in its own right. Buying property in Rabat ensures you will be living in the midst of Malta’s rich history and architecture, whilst also having easy access to modern amenities including a variety of restaurants, cafes, museums and supermarkets.

A medieval Maltese village with modern comforts

The name ‘Rabat’ is derived from the Arabic word for suburb, as the village was to the old capital city Mdina. Today, however, the locality of Rabat is far bigger than Mdina, with a growing population that has inspired an influx of new business and residential developments. 

As an elegant mix of the old and the new, this steady modernisation has been added in keeping with the medieval charm throughout the town, with many old façades being kept as part of the new buildings. Rabat residents can therefore enjoy both the authenticity of a traditional Maltese village, as well as a comfortable and connected modern lifestyle.

Rabat A medieval Maltese village with modern comforts

Well connected location

Rabat’s central location in Malta makes it easy for residents to travel to much of the rest of the island, for work, shopping or sightseeing. 

A short drive to the north takes you to the busy localities of Sliema, Mosta and capital city Valletta, and to quieter towns of Dingli or Marsascala to the south. 

Green spaces

Although it is an ever-growing and busy village, nature is still close at hand for those living in the locality of Rabat. A short walk away to the neighbouring ‘Silent City’ of Mdina, there are stunning panoramic views of Malta available from the city’s hilltop fortifications. Meanwhile the nearby woodland area of Buskett Gardens is one of Malta’s few forest areas, and is ideal for family picnics or a peaceful stroll. 

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Property for sale in Rabat

There is a wide range of property for sale in Rabat, from spacious townhouses, villas and medieval houses of character with countryside views, to modern luxury apartments and penthouses in new residential developments. Read more about our guides and other localities prior purchasing Malta real estate.

Whatever your budget or needs, JK Properties may guide you through all your options for buying property for sale in Malta.