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 usually set out over two or more floors. In Qatar you can find two kinds of villas: either standalone villas or compound villas. A standalone villa is defined as a villa that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land as a detached and separate entity. 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. Both have their benefits and drawbacks for example, standalone villas offer more privacy for their occupants and compound villas usually benefit from many more amenities, security and maintenance. There is a wide variety of villas available in Qatar with varying amenities and suitable for most budgets.
Old Al Hitmi also known as "Al-Hitmi Al-Ateeq" is a district in the municipality of Doha. Together with Al Rufaa, they both make up zone 17 of Qatar. The name is derived from Al-Hitmi family, who settled in the area in the 1930s. The area is quite historic with most of the residential units dating back to the early-to-mid 20th century. As a result of many years of neglect, most of the older buildings fell into state of disrepair. In the 1970s and 1980s after Qatar began profiting from oil extraction, many modern high-rise buildings were constructed but as the district had not been planned (with current guidelines) the roads are cluttered and there is a shortage of sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and parking spaces.
The area is served by 2 bus routes and the National Museum Metro station on the Gold Line. Major roads for area are: Ras Abu Aboud Street and the B-ring-Road. There are no schools in the district and rental accommodation in Old Al Ghanim is limited to a small number of moderately priced apartments.