6-bedroom properties are those that have six allocated bedrooms. They are sometimes referred to as 6 bhk, meaning 6 bedrooms, a hall and a kitchen. This type of property would suit a medium to large sized family. Some 6-bedroom properties are advertised as having a separate room for a maid and/or a driver and some have their own attached bathroom too. Technically such properties would be considered to have 7 or even 8 bedrooms. Almost all 6-bedroom properties available for rent in Qatar are villas. It is possible to find the odd Penthouse or triplex in the Pearl too with large roof terraces and out entertaining space. The most luxurious larger villas are commonly found in West Bay, West Bay Lagoon and in the Pearl. Larger villas are also good for housing staff and it is quite usual to see them advertised for this purpose.
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 also best to view any properties that interest you in person as there are many aspects of the home that you can gauge better when you visit the property.
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.
Al Thakhira is a town and district on the coast of the Al Khor municipality about 7 kilometres northeast of Al Khor City. It was founded by the Al Muhannadi tribe and its people historically relied on pearling and fishing for sustenance. "Al Thakhira" is the Arabic term for "ammunition". There are two theories behind how the town was named. The first is that the town earned this name because the inhabitants used to keep large reserves of food, money and weapons. The second is that the town was named by a group of sailors who had lost their way and after docking at Al Thakhira, they set out with their weapons and ammunition to look for food.
The area is home to Al Thakhira nature and marine reserve, a large area of vegetation attracting varied bird life, including flamingos and herons, covering approximately 1,400 hectares. This is where the popular mangroves of Qatar can be visited, including Purple Island, the small mangrove-covered island of Umm Far, parts of the coastline, and multiple wadis and salt flats. Al Thakhira Beach, one of the best-preserved in Qatar, is also a major tourist attraction, stretching for 10 kilometres: a popular spot for kayaking and fishing. Sea turtles are known to regularly nest on this beach during late spring and early summer. In 2019, the Sharq Garden: a new park was opened to the public with large areas of greenery and a walkway that runs through the park. There are two local schools in the district and there is a small selection of compound and standalone villas to rent in Al Thakira which are suited for families looking for cheaper rental homes than those found closer to the capital.