2-bedroom properties are as the name suggests, those that have two allocated bedrooms. This type of property would suit a couple or small family. There are 2-bedroom properties, mainly apartments that are advertised as having a separate office or maid/driver room within the apartment, some have their own attached bathroom too. It is advisable to check the facilities being offered and also the layout of the property as some agents do not always list all the amenities fully. It is possible to find 2-bedroom properties in the form of an apartment in an apartment block or tower, a penthouse, a section of a villa, a townhouse or serviced apartment in a residential block or hotel.
A villa is a property/house that is usually set out over two or more floors. A standalone villa is defined as a villa that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land. It is not attached to any other building so it is detached, private and literally "stands alone". Standalone villas are not commonly found in Central Doha including most of the districts within the C-Ring Road as they mainly contain residential and office blocks. However, as you travel further out of Doha and beyond the C-Ring Road it become increasingly common to find standalone villas.
The amenities offered by standalone villas vary depending on the price, size and location. It is much more common to find a standalone villa with a private swimming pool in West Bay Lagoon than it is in Al Khor. Standalone villas are good for large families wanting their own private grounds or for companies looking to house their staff. It is quite common to see standalone villas advertised as suitable for bachelor accommodation. If you are specifically looking for a standalone villa, check the details advertised with the agent as sometimes compound villas are advertised as being standalone when they are in fact not standalone but instead the agent refers to the villa being detached from its neighbouring villa as such.
Industrial area is a district in the municipality of Doha and zone 57 of Qatar. It was formerly part of the Al Rayyan municipality but in recent years has been separated as an enclave and although geographically it is not part of Doha it is under the management of Doha municipality with its own municipality office, labour department office and general hospital. The area is densely packed with workshops and industrial units relating to commercial activities in the automotive, mechanical and heavy machinery industries. The area also has several large stores for various government departments and some large national companies.
The area is also home to approximately 400,000 workers and labourers that live in the area in purpose-built worker accommodation units. In 2015 "Labour City", also known as "Asian City", a massive development project was completed by the Qatari State to provide large scale residential, commercial and recreational facilities and essential services for the worker population. The largest of its kind in Qatar and the Gulf region, spanning an area of over 1.1 million square metres and built to international standards. Asian City is home to Qatar's largest cricket ground: the West End Park International Cricket Stadium, a large shopping mall with over 200 retail units and supermarket, a four-screen cinema which screen movies in many languages and an amphitheatre. There are 55 three-storey residential buildings, a designated medical centre and various places of worship. The town was designed to cater to the large population of Asian expatriates, mainly from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and the Philippines.
The area is served by six bus routes which operate every day and the Industrial Area Metro station is currently under construction and will be part of the Green Line once complete. The housing blocks in the area are either owned and/or rented by companies for their workers. It is possible to find a whole building for rent but not individual apartments.