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.
Although not a district in itself, the Diplomatic Area of Doha is actually part of the district of Al Dafna. Al Dafna itself is made up 2 zones of Qatar zones 60 and 61. It is zone 61 that has been labelled as Doha's Diplomatic Area, even though it does not house all the Foreign Embassies and Consular buildings as the name would suggest. The land occupied by Diplomatic Area in geographical terms is actually a "peninsula" spanning an area of approximately 2.5 square kilometres and it is surrounded for the most part by the Persian Gulf (sometimes referred to as "Arabian Gulf"). Perhaps the reason why the area is known as Diplomatic Area is due to the main road which curves around the peninsula along the coast known as Diplomatic Street covering a distance of almost 3 kilometres. Other main roads serving the area are Al Corniche Street, Omar Al Mukhtar Street, Funduq Street and Conference Centre Street.
There are many buildings of significance found in Diplomatic Area including the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre (DECC), the Embassies of France, Jordan, Korea, Sudan, Italy, Kuwait, Pakistan, Iran & Netherlands. The Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Municipality & Environment (MME), Transport and Communications, Municipality & Urban Planning (MMUP), Labour, Energy and Industry, Energy, Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs (ADLSA) and Justice. The Head Offices of Kahramaa, Woqod, Asghal, Oreedoo, Qtel, QChem, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar News Agency and some others also are found there too. There are good public transport links in the area, several buses serve the area daily as well as DECC Metro station on the Red Line. Many of the best hotels of Doha are situated in Diplomatic Area including the iconic Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Centre set in its own park grounds, Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Movenpick West Bay, Hilton Doha, Marriott Marquis City Centre amongst many others and there is also the City Centre Mall with its array of selected retailers in addition to the various supermarkets, restaurants and banks found in the area.