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.
Flats 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 "flat" is used in the UK, India and places that use British English. In Europe, North America and places that use American English, the word apartment is preferred. 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. Flats can be found in residential blocks or towers and sometimes even as a part of a house or villa where a whole floor or a section of it, has been separated to have its own entrance etc.
Al Sakhama is a small district in the municipality of Al Daayen. The district gets its name from the Arabic word for "coal" due to the fact that the village of Al Sakhama was historically a base for coal mining operations in the area. It is located on the west border of Al Daayen and is joined to the municipality of Umm Salal, the two are separated by the Doha Expressway, otherwise known as the Al Shamal Road (Q1) and so it has good transport links.
Al Sakhama, together with 11 other districts of Al Daayen, collectively form Zone 70 of Qatar and is mainly a residential area with a few business and supermarkets. The housing in the area is cheaper than Doha and its neighbouring areas. There are many compounds with villas and apartments for rent as well as some standalone villas for rent too. It is a convenient and affordable location to find a home to rent that is within a short travelling distance to a good selection of private international schools both in Al Daayen and in Umm Salal.