1-bedroom properties are as the name suggests, those that have one allocated bedroom. They are sometimes referred to as 1 bhk, meaning 1 bedroom, a hall and a kitchen. It is the smallest residential unit that has a separate sleeping area. This type of property would suit a single person or couple that prefer to have a separate sleeping area to their living area. There are 1-bedroom apartments available that are advertised as having a separate office room too within the apartment which is great for some extra useful space. It is advisable to check the facilities being offered and also the layout of the apartment as some agents do not always list all the amenities fully. It is possible to find 1-bedroom properties in the form of an apartment in an apartment block or tower, a section of a villa, a townhouse portion or serviced apartment in a residential block or hotel.
Apartments are self-contained residential units occupying part of a larger building. They are usually set out on a single storey of a building and it is for this reason that in some regions (UK, India etc.) they are referred to as "flats". The term apartment is one that is used extensively in Europe, North America and places that use American English. The term "flat" is used in the UK, India and places that use British English. Apartments or flats have their own front door, kitchen, toilet and bathroom. In some countries a 1-bedroom apartment may be advertised as a 1bhk or 1bhk flat. The term "bhk" or "BHK" refers to bedroom, hall and kitchen. This means that the unit would have 1 bedroom, a hall (lounge/sitting room) and kitchen.
Apartments can be found in residential blocks or towers and sometimes as a part of a villa where the floors have been separated each with its own entrance etc.
Umm Salal Ali is a district in the municipality of Umm Salal situated in eastern Qatar about 27 kilometres north of Doha and 18 kilometres to the west of Lusail. In Arabic, "Umm Salal" translates to "mother of rocks". The name "Ali" added onto the end refers to Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, a son of Qatar's former ruler, Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, who previously owned a number of farms in the area. Nearby villages include Umm Al Amad, Bu Fasseela and Al Mazrouah. There are good road links to the district with the Doha Expressway (Al Shamal Road Q1) running along the east edge of the district.
The area has been undergone much development in recent years including a massive reservoir project which when completed is expected to be the largest in the world in its category. The Al Sulaiteen Agricultural Complex is headquartered in Umm Salal Ali, consisting of 40 hectares of cultivable land with desalination plants on-site and producing up to 300 tonnes of fresh produce annually. The Central Fish Market was transferred from Abu Hamour to Umm Salal Ali in 2017. There are three schools in the area, one being international and in recent years dues to the expansion and development there have been many residential compounds constructed. As a result, it is quite easy to find homes to rent in Umm Salal Ali and there are plenty of apartments and villas to choose from to suits all budgets.