Apartments are self-contained residential units occupying part of a larger building. They are usually set out on a single storey of a building, but they can be set over 2 floors and this is sometimes called a duplex. Apartments that are located on the top floor of a residential tower are often referred to as penthouses, and penthouses can be either set out over one floor (like a flat) or multiple floors (duplex or even triplex). Apartments for rent can be found almost everywhere in Qatar.
Apartments have their own front door, kitchen, toilet and bathroom. 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. There are many apartments in Doha available for rent.
Flats in Qatar
Because most apartments are set out over a single floor, in some regions 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. Qatar has a huge expatriate population from all over the world so you will see both terms used interchangeably here. In some countries a 1-bedroom apartment may be advertised as a 1 bhk or 1bhk flat. You will often find these properties advertised as 1 bhk for rent in Qatar. 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.
There are many flats to rent here in Qatar, ranging from luxurious penthouses with extensive lists of amenities to villa partitions with the bare minimum. The phrase "you get what you pay for" is certainly quite relevant here.