A villa is a property/house that is either detached or attached to one or more other villas and commonly set out over two or three floors. A compound villa is defined as a villa that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of villas to hundreds in the much larger compounds. Renting a villa or 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. Some compounds are gated and others have the convenience of a mini supermarket for groceries, a restaurant or even a mosque. There are compounds which are private and belong to companies offering their employees housing as part of their contract. Most international schools have residential compounds located near them and it is very easy to find good accommodation nearby for the convenience of families. 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 Maamoura is a district in the municipality of Al Rayyan, Qatar bordering the municipality of Doha. The area is known for its many parks, sporting areas, government offices and the amazing Doha Mall which offers its visitors a superior shopping experience. The owners of the mall, Al Mana are a Qatari conglomerate with numerous projects in Qatar and abroad. Their ambition when architecting the Doha Mall was to provide an unparalleled and unique shopping experience serving the population Doha and the southern region of Qatar.
Al Maamoura and the surrounding areas of Abu Hamour, Nuaija, and Mesaimeer are known for their density in residential compounds occupied by families with children. This is due to the very high concentration of both Qatari and international educational establishments offering parents plenty of choice for their schooling needs. There are approximately 17 establishments in Al Maamoura alone ranging from pre-school level kindergartens and nurseries right through to senior schools and academic colleges.