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.
Muaither is a district in the municipality of Al Rayyan, situated in a rawda, or depression. This geographic characteristic allows water runoff to accumulate, resulting in plant growth which attracted Bedouins rearing livestock to the area. Hence the area name is derived from the Arabic word "mathar", or "place where animals are kept".
The east of the district is adjacent to the district of Baaya which is home to the Aspire Zone with its park, stadium and Villagio Mall. The district has good road links, Al Waab Street runs along the south edge of the district and Furousiya Street along its east edge. There are several parks and the community's medical needs are served by Al-Hekma Medical Complex. The district has more than 10 local and international schools for all ages and is home to Muaither SC, a multi-sports club with its own football team. Muaither Metro station will be part of Doha Metro's Green Line once construction is completed.