Apartments are self-contained residential units occupying part of a larger building. They are usually set out on a single storey of a building and it is for this reason that in some regions (UK, India etc.) they are referred to as "flats". The term apartment is one that is used extensively in Europe, North America and places that use American English. The term "flat" is used in the UK, India and places that use British English. Apartments or flats have their own front door, kitchen, toilet and bathroom. In some countries a 1-bedroom apartment may be advertised as a 1bhk or 1bhk flat. The term "bhk" or "BHK" refers to bedroom, hall and kitchen. This means that the unit would have 1 bedroom, a hall (lounge/sitting room) and kitchen.
Apartments can be found in residential blocks or towers and sometimes as a part of a villa where the floors have been separated each with its own entrance etc.
Fereej Al Asmakh is a district in the municipality of Doha. It is one of the much smaller, older districts of Doha and together with districts of Al Najada and Barahat Al Jufairi, make up Zone 5 of Qatar. There are not many homes to rent in this area as the buildings are quite historic and as they are considered part of Qatar's cultural identity, this has led to several development programs by the government to rehabilitate its dilapidated structures.