1-bedroom properties are as the name suggests, those that have one allocated bedroom. 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.
A villa is a property/house that is either detached or attached to one or more other villas and commonly set out over two or three floors. A compound villa is defined as a villa that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of villas to hundreds in the much larger compounds. Renting a villa or apartment in a compound offers many benefits such as security, maintenance, swimming pool, gym, clubhouse with various facilities, children"s play area and other sporting facilities to name a few. Some compounds are gated and others have the convenience of a mini supermarket for groceries, a restaurant or even a mosque. There are compounds which are private and belong to companies offering their employees housing as part of their contract. Most international schools have residential compounds located near them and it is very easy to find good accommodation nearby for the convenience of families. There is a wide variety of compounds in Qatar that suit most budgets and have all kinds of amenities. It is worth asking the agent about any adverts you have seen and checking the amenities with them if you are looking for anything in particular, as sometimes agents do not list all the available amenities in a compound.
One of Qatar's largest cities, Al Khor City is a coastal district located about 60 kilometres north of the capital Doha. Al Khor City is the capital city of the Al Khor municipality. The name translates to "creek" in Arabic. It was named such due to the original settlement being built on a creek. The city is close to Qatar's northern oil and natural gas fields and so naturally many of the residents there are employees of these industries. The area is also home to the Ras Laffan Industrial City. The expansion of the industrial city has bought about a rapid expansion of services and facilities for the residents.
The city is home to the Al-Khor SC Stadium and the magnificent "Al Bayt Stadium" is due to be completed for the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Al Khor's, Al Bayt Stadium is set to host one of the semi-final matches of the tournament. Other facilities to mention are the Al Khor General Hospital which is the is the first multi-speciality healthcare facility situated outside of the capital Doha. Al Khor International School is the main school in Al Khor with 4000 students from families employed by RasGas and QatarGas in attendance.
Al Khor is famous for many attractions. The Al Sultan beach hotel resort, Al Khor Mall and one of the largest parks in Qatar, Al Khor Park, with an area of 240,000m2. Al Khor also is an area that offers affordable family housing for its residents and apartments and villas for rent are found to be considerably cheaper than Doha and its neighbouring municipalities.