Baystreet is one of the largest and most modern shopping centers in Malta. You can also dine or eat here because there are many restaurants (McDonald, Mozzarella, Hardrock Cafe, Gelatangelo, etc..) Of course you can shop here too and there are plenty of stores to choose from (French Connection, Marks & Spencer, Chile, Golddigger, Guess, Mexx, etc..).
The Ta'Qali crafts center is located very close to the city of Mdina Maltese. You can find it via the clearly marked directions on the road between Rabat and Mdina Valletta. During World War II, the Allies built a military airfield at Ta'Qali and constructed numerous hangars to house all the equipment and personnel. Today, these hangars are being used to showcase various local crafts. There are three factories of glass: Glass Mdina, Valletta Glass and Phoenician Glass. The other glass factory is located on the island of Gozo.
The main reason for our trip to Malta was the well known glass production that takes place there, as we were interested in learning more the methods used to manufacture it. Malta has four factories of artistic glass, three in Ta 'Qali and one on the island of Gozo. In Ta'Qali are the Mdina Glass factories, Valletta Glass and Phoenician Glass. In Gozo, you can find Gozo Glass. The production system uses air blown glass, though some use a torch. The master glassmakers show great professionalism in their accomplishments and have fairly advanced facilities. An admirable thing is the amount of stores that have spread throughout the island to sell the products. It's a clear example of the failure of our glass industry of La Granja, which has no other sales outlets outside of the factory itself.