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.
Madinat Khalifa North is a district in the north west of the municipality of Doha. The district is situated between the adjacent city of Al Rayyan and downtown Doha. In the 1970s Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar at the time oversaw the development of the of the district and its neighbouring district of Madinat Khalifa South which were intended to be residential districts primarily for Qatari families.
The Doha expressway also known as Al Shamal Road (Q1) runs along the west edge of the district and five bus routes serve the area. The Madinat Khalifa North Metro station is currently under construction, and will be part of Doha Metro's Green Line once completed. The district is home to one of the Primary Health Care Corporation centres, the Madinat Khalifa Health Centre (PHCC) which serves the local and surrounding communities. There are over 10 nurseries and local schools in the area as well as one international school. The area has a large park, Dahl Al Hamam Park with an amphitheatre as well as a couple of smaller parks. There are some apartments and villas for rent in Madinat Khalifa North suitable for bachelors, couples and families and to suit all budgets.