Flats 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 "flat" is used in the UK, India and places that use British English. In Europe, North America and places that use American English, the word apartment is preferred. 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. Flats can be found in residential blocks or towers and sometimes even as a part of a house or villa where a whole floor or a section of it, has been separated to have its own entrance etc.
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.