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.
Old Al Ghanim also known as "Ghanim Qadeem" and "Ghanim At-Tiq (Ateeq)" is a district in the municipality of Doha and is made up of two zones of Qatar (zones 6 and 16). As part of Doha's historic downtown, the area has undergone massive-scale reconstruction and in recent years a number of businesses were relocated out of the area to allow for the construction of the Doha al Jadeeda Metro station situated in the district. The Al Ghanim Central Bus station: the main station and "central hub" of Mowasalat, Qatar's main and national public transport services company is also located here and 9 bus routes serve the area that run every day. Major roads that run through the district are Grand Hamad Street, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Thani Street, Jabr Bin Mohammed Street, B-Ring Road, Ras Abu Aboud Street and Airport Street (Al Matar Street).
The area has no schools and the majority of the residents in the area are male and from the working population. There are plenty of apartments for bachelors, couples and small families in Old Al Ghanim ranging from studio flats to 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments.