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.
New Salata, also known as As Salatah Al Jadidah, is a district in the municipality of Doha. It was founded by the Al-Sulaiti tribe, the inhabitants of Doha's coastal As Salatah district who moved to the west of Doha in 1970s. During that time, the area was uninhabited and undeveloped; located just outside city boundaries. It was built up over the years and connected to Doha's main districts through the C-Ring Road.
The district has great road links and the major roads that run through it are Salwa Road (Q5), C-Ring Road, D-Ring Road, Ali Bin Abi Taleb Street, and Rawdat Al Khail Street. There are many local schools in the district and the New Salata Park spanning over 7,000 square metres which serve the residents of the community. The Al Arabi multi-sports club is located in the district and the Grand Hamad Stadium on its grounds is also home ground to Al Arabi Football Club, one of the most prominent Qatari Football clubs. There is a good selection of both apartments and villas to rent in New Salata ranging from studio apartments for bachelors to large standalone villas for families.