Special Designated Areas (SDAs) in Malta

We have put together an FAQ to answer the most important questions about special designated areas (SDAs) in Malta.

What is a special designated area in Malta?

Special designated areas are luxury real estate developments in prime locations across Malta and Gozo. These developments are complemented by amenities such as spa facilities, restaurants and supermarkets that are directly accessible for residents.

Where are the special designated areas located in Malta?

The special designated areas are:
– Portomaso Development, St. Julian’s, Malta
– Portomaso Extension I, St. Julian’s, Malta
– Cottonera Development, Cottonera, Malta
– Manoel Island / Tigne Point, Sliema / Gzira, Malta
– Tas-Sellum Residence, Mellieha, Malta
– Southridge, Mellieha, Malta
– Madliena Village Complex, Madliena Village, Malta
– Smart City, Kalkara, Malta
– Fort Cambridge Zone, Tigne, Malta
– Ta’ Monita Residence, Marsascala, Malta
– Pender Place and Mercury House Site, Paceville St.Julians, Malta
– Metropolis Plaza, Gzira, Malta
– Quad Business Towers, Mriehel, Malta
– Pender Place and Mercury House Site, Extensions I, II, III, IV and V, Paceville St. Julians, Malta
– Fort Chambray, Ghajnsielem, Gozo
– Kempinski Residences, San Lawrenz, Gozo
– Vista Point, Marsalforn, Gozo
– Mistra Heights, Mistra, Malta

Do I need a permit to buy a property in a special designated areas?

No, neither Maltese nor EU citizens and non-EU citizens require an AIP permit to acquire a property in a special designated area.

How many properties can I buy in special designated areas?

Unlike for properties in other areas, there is no limitation to the number of properties you can buy in special designated areas.

Can I rent out my property in a special designated area?

Yes, you may rent out properties to third parties that are located in special designated areas.

In case you have further questions about the special designated areas please leave a comment or message us. You can learn more about property buying procedures in our property buyers’ guide.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *