Il-Gżira is a town in the north-eastern coast of Malta (pop. approx. 8,000), between l-Imsida & Tas-Sliema, and bordering on Ta' Xbiex, with its famed yacht marina and Embassy Row. The word Gżira means "island" in Maltese, and the town is named after Manoel Island which lies just adjacent to the town. The seafront of il-Gżira is famed for its breathtaking views of the walled city of il-Belt Valletta (Città Umilissima), which are illuminated at night, forming a picturesque backdrop to Manoel Island, the yacht marina and a seafront public garden.​