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 Wukair is a district of the Al Wakra municipality. It is within easy reach of the capital Doha, just 23 kilometres to the north and Al Wakra City 8 kilometres to its east. Its name has been derived from the Arabic word "wakar" translating as "bird"s nest' due to the large number of bird's nests found in the area. In 2018 Ashghal, the Public Works Authority, announced an extensive 2-year development project that would greatly enhance the infrastructure and facilities in the area. The plans included essential sewage, water and road works, over 3500 housing plots, 16 schools, 32 mosques, a hospital and commercial plots.
Most of the district's population are housed in gated residential compounds with facilities to suit all kinds of renters from bachelors and couples to families. The area has a high concentration of homes available to rent in Ezdan villages which are compounds developed by real estate company Ezdan. The majority of their properties are fully furnished apartments and villas to rent for cheaper rates than would be found in Doha. There are a number of schools in the area and also public transport in the form of two bus routes which serve several of the Ezdan village compounds and the Al Wakra Metro station for easy and fast access to Hamad International Airport, Central Doha, Lusail, Qatar National Library, Sport City, Qatar University and Education City.