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.
Fereej Bin Mahmoud is a district in the municipality of Doha. In Arabic "Fereej" means neighbourhood and Bin Mahmoud refers to the first, most well-known or populated tribe that settled in the area. The Al Mahmoud tribe was among the first tribes to settle in the area hence the name. It is officially listed as making up two Zones of Qatar, approximately one third (the north section) of the district is in Zone 22 and the remaining two thirds (central and south sections) of the district are located in Zone 23. The district has very good road links, the B-Ring Road runs along the east edge, Salwa Road (Q5) runs along the south edge, C-Ring Road along the west edge and Al Rayyan Road (Q3). Bin Mahmoud Street runs through the district and is a one-way street linking Salwa Road (Q5) to Al Rayyan Road (Q3). The area is also well served by bus routes and has its own Metro station, Bin Mahmoud on the Gold Line.
It is one of the older, multi-use districts of the capital with many businesses and it is also larger compared to its neighbouring districts. There are many residential blocks in the area with a variety of rental apartments in Fereej Bin Mahmoud. The selection is vast and one can find anything from a basic unfurnished studio flat to fully furnished 2- and 3-bedroom luxury duplex apartments. Larger homes and villas are also available to rent in Fereej Bin Mahmoud for bigger families.