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.
Old Al Ghanim also known as "Ghanim Qadeem" and "Ghanim At-Tiq (Ateeq)" is a district in the municipality of Doha and is made up of two zones of Qatar (zones 6 and 16). As part of Doha's historic downtown, the area has undergone massive-scale reconstruction and in recent years a number of businesses were relocated out of the area to allow for the construction of the Doha al Jadeeda Metro station situated in the district. The Al Ghanim Central Bus station: the main station and "central hub" of Mowasalat, Qatar's main and national public transport services company is also located here and 9 bus routes serve the area that run every day. Major roads that run through the district are Grand Hamad Street, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Thani Street, Jabr Bin Mohammed Street, B-Ring Road, Ras Abu Aboud Street and Airport Street (Al Matar Street).
The area has no schools and the majority of the residents in the area are male and from the working population. There are plenty of apartments for bachelors, couples and small families in Old Al Ghanim ranging from studio flats to 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments.