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 Qassar is a district in the municipality of Doha. It is a seafront district on the eastern coast of Qatar located in two Zones, Zone 61 with Al Dafna and Zone 66 with Onaiza and Legtaifiya. "Qassar" is the name given to small black rocks found on the beaches and due to the abundance of these rocks found on the beaches in the area, the district has been named Qassar as a reflection of this. The area has historical significance and artefacts dating back to the second millennium BC were found by an excavation team in 1979. Some rock carvings have been preserved and can be seen on display at the Qatar National Museum.
The area has good road links, the Al Qassar Metro station on the Red Line and two bus routes that serve the area every day. Due to its prime seafront location and proximity to The Pearl and Katara beach and park, there are many large resorts located here and accommodation is mainly in the form of luxurious hotel apartments in these various resorts. However, it is also possible to find some very large and luxurious standalone villas for rent in Al Qassar and these are usually very high-end with extensive private facilities.