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.
Simaisma also spelled Sumaysimah is a small seaside town and district in the municipality of Al Khor. It is located on the eastern coast of Doha and is about 30 kilometres north of the capital Doha. It is known for the historical buildings that can still be found from the pre-oil and gas days of Qatar. Other than the old houses and mosques that one can see, in recent years the local beach and closely located Al Simasima Family Park and Simaisma Olympic Park have been developed. They attract visitors from all over Qatar looking to spend a family day out. The district also benefits from a Resort with villas, restaurants and beautiful facilities.
Simaisma is connected to the main highway in the municipality through Simaisma Road, a 7 kilometre carriageway. There is no public transport in the town. The Simaisma Island Bridge is a 450-meter-long bridge connecting Simaisma's mainland to Simaisma Island. The district is mainly occupied by local residents and there are a few primary schools in the area which serve the local community. Older children continue their Secondary education in the district of Al Khor nearby. There are a few properties for rent in Simaisma available, however most people looking to rent in the municipality often look towards rental properties in Al Khor as the district offer many more options.