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.
A compound apartment can be defined as an apartment that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Renting an apartment in a compound offers many benefits such as security, maintenance, swimming pool, gym, clubhouse with various facilities, children"s play area and other sporting facilities to name a few. Compounds vary in size, some are gated and others have the convenience of a mini supermarket for groceries, a restaurant or even a mosque. Not all compounds offer apartments for rent as some only have villas. There is a wide variety of compounds in Qatar that suit most budgets and have all kinds of amenities. It is worth asking the agent about any adverts you have seen and checking the amenities with them if you are looking for anything in particular, as sometimes agents do not list all the available amenities in a compound.
Al Ghanim Al Jadeed, also known as "New al Ghanim" and "New Fereej al Ghanim" is district 85 located in the municipality of Al Rayyan. Together with 9 other districts, it forms zone 55 of Qatar collectively spanning an area over 82 square kilometres. The area is primarily a residential district with mainly apartment blocks that offer a wide selection of apartment types from flat-shares and studios to one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments either furnished or unfurnished to suit all budgets. Occasionally it is possible to find larger apartments in the area to rent but they are much less common.
Al Ghanim Al Jadeed district is quite small and spans an area of just over 1 square kilometre. It has accommodation to rent in a part of Doha that is central and convenient for travel as it is well linked for the Metro and plenty of buses as the main bus station is located here. The busy Salwa Road (Q5) runs along the south edge of the district and Al Rufaa Al Jadeed Street runs vertically through the district. It is a great area for bachelors or couples to find homes to rent in Doha that are centrally located for convenience.