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.
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.
Al Luqta is a district of the Al Rayyan municipality in Qatar. The areas name originated from the Arabic word "luqeet", which means an "abandoned infant". It was named so because the district was located in an isolated and largely unknown area. However, the district of Al Luqta today is certainly different and has been revived with huge national projects. It is home to a massive flagship initiative of the Qatar Foundation: "Education City" - with an area spanning an impressive 12 square kilometres employing 4,000 people in over 50 separate entities with scholastic, educational, research and community focus. The area is home to the Qatar National Library (QNL) which holds over 1 million books and is open for the public. The library benefits from a special transport service that serves the library users from various locations throughout Qatar. The construction of the stunning Education City Stadium which will be used to host some of the World Cup 2022 matches was completed in June 2020 and has a seating capacity of 40,000.
There are also three very active National Research Institutes which to date have invested a total of over $1.4 billion in over 2,300 different projects resulting in over 330 inventions, 15 patents and 20 start-ups. There are 13 schools situated in Al Luqta. In addition, there are 8 university campuses of some of the world's leading educational establishments, where a diverse variety of over 60 different degree programs in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Social Sciences, Law, Media, Business, Technology, are offered to their student population. Over 8000 students with an additional 4000 alumni from over 100 nationalities have used the world-class facilities. It is a truly magnificent array of campuses offering the best facilities any student could wish for that has to be seen to be appreciated. The area has a good selection of homes to rent, apartments and villas can be found in compounds with good facilities as well as more spacious standalone villas for larger families.