8-bedroom properties are those that have eight allocated bedrooms. This type of property would suit a large sized family and their household staff. Almost all 8-bedroom properties available for rent in Qatar are standalone villas and they usually have good outdoor space and certain amenities like a private pool, a majlis and even outdoor separate rooms for household staff with bathroom facilities. The most luxurious larger villas are commonly found in West Bay, West Bay Lagoon and in the Pearl. Larger villas are sometimes semi-commercial and can be good for companies or for housing staff, so it is quite usual to see them advertised for these purposes.
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.
Umm Salal Ali is a district in the municipality of Umm Salal situated in eastern Qatar about 27 kilometres north of Doha and 18 kilometres to the west of Lusail. In Arabic, "Umm Salal" translates to "mother of rocks". The name "Ali" added onto the end refers to Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, a son of Qatar's former ruler, Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, who previously owned a number of farms in the area. Nearby villages include Umm Al Amad, Bu Fasseela and Al Mazrouah. There are good road links to the district with the Doha Expressway (Al Shamal Road Q1) running along the east edge of the district.
The area has been undergone much development in recent years including a massive reservoir project which when completed is expected to be the largest in the world in its category. The Al Sulaiteen Agricultural Complex is headquartered in Umm Salal Ali, consisting of 40 hectares of cultivable land with desalination plants on-site and producing up to 300 tonnes of fresh produce annually. The Central Fish Market was transferred from Abu Hamour to Umm Salal Ali in 2017. There are three schools in the area, one being international and in recent years dues to the expansion and development there have been many residential compounds constructed. As a result, it is quite easy to find homes to rent in Umm Salal Ali and there are plenty of apartments and villas to choose from to suits all budgets.