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.
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.