The name Ta’ Xbiex evolved from “tax-xbiek’ which means ‘’place of nets’’ Although a peninsula, Ta’ Xbiex is close to land on all sides. Ix-Xatt ta’ Ta’ Xbiex circumvents a hill where handsome villas look over the Marsamxett Harbour. When Napoleon’s forces locked themselves inside the capital in 1798, ta’ Xbiex was one of the sites from where the Maltese would keep their eyes and ears on the French invaders. Ta’ Xbiex is known for the number of embassies. A number of service providers from the financial services industry such as insurance companies, banks, auditing and accounting firms are located in this locality. It also home to a Yacht Marina and several marine.