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 house is a property that is usually set out over two or more floors. In Qatar, houses are usually referred to as villas, although it is possible to also find townhouses too. There are two kinds of villas: either standalone villas or compound villas. A standalone villa is defined as a house that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land as a detached and separate entity. A compound villa is defined as a house that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of houses 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.
A townhouse is a type of terraced housing often referred to as "row houses" as they are constructed in rows and stand side by side with shared walls usually to both sides. Most townhouses typically have more than 2 floors and commonly three in most regions. There is a wide variety of houses available in Qatar with varying amenities and suitable for most budgets.
Hazm Al Markhiya is a district of the municipality of Doha and Zone 67 of Qatar. "Hazm" refers to a natural hill and "Al Markhiya" refers to a highly drought-resistant desert plant, known locally as "markh" which grows abundantly in the local area and is considered good fodder for camels and other livestock. The district is bordered to east by Onaiza and is close to the business district of Doha as well The Pearl and West Bay Lagoon.
The area is home to several medical facilities including West Bay Health Centre which is one of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) centres. It is also host to the Embassies of The Republic of Venezuela and The Central African Republic. There is one international school, several nurseries and a number of local schools for all ages in the district. The area has good public transport facilities with seven bus routes serving the area that operate every day. The area is mainly residential and the majority of homes are large privately owned standalone villas, as a result there are very few homes that are available for rent in Hazm Al Markhiya.