Properties advertised as fully furnished come with most or even all the furnishings that one would typically require in their home. This includes all the large kitchen appliances like cooker, fridge-freezer, oven, microwave etc. Some properties even provide smaller kitchen appliances like a kettle and toaster etc. The bedrooms would have wardrobes, beds with mattresses, dressing tables etc. and the living areas would have furniture like sofas, dining table and chairs, television, etc. In some cases, fully-furnished homes are also dressed with wall hangings, frames, mirrors etc, so that the home is ready to move into with little else being required to start living in straight away. This is a great convenience for many, especially those who are staying for a limited time or their tenure here in Qatar has not yet been fixed and their long-term situation is unknown.
The monthly rental on fully furnished properties as would be expected is more than other options where some or no furnishings are included and once the cost of furniture is factored in, one could end up saving overall as there are no extra costs to include. Of course, there are many things one must take into account like the duration of the tenancy, the condition of the furniture and the difference in the monthly/annual rental price.
Sometimes properties are advertised as fully furnished but if one really likes the property and has their own furniture etc., it is possible to try and negotiate a reduction in the monthly rental with the landlord or real estate company. The greatest convenience is that with a fully furnished property, once the rental duration comes to an end, there is no furniture to worry about when moving out and it is a lot easier to relocate.
1-bedroom properties are as the name suggests, those that have one allocated bedroom. They are sometimes referred to as 1 bhk, meaning 1 bedroom, a hall and a kitchen. It is the smallest residential unit that has a separate sleeping area. This type of property would suit a single person or couple that prefer to have a separate sleeping area to their living area. There are 1-bedroom apartments available that are advertised as having a separate office room too within the apartment which is great for some extra useful space. It is advisable to check the facilities being offered and also the layout of the apartment as some agents do not always list all the amenities fully. It is possible to find 1-bedroom properties in the form of an apartment in an apartment block or tower, a section of a villa, a townhouse portion or serviced apartment in a residential block or hotel.
Apartments 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 apartment is one that is used extensively in Europe, North America and places that use American English. The term "flat" is used in the UK, India and places that use British English. Apartments or 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.
Apartments can be found in residential blocks or towers and sometimes as a part of a villa where the floors have been separated each with its own entrance etc.
The Pearl is an artificial island and district in the municipality of Doha spanning nearly four million square metres with a capacity to house 50,000 residents. The name "The Pearl" comes from the fact that the island has been built on one of Qatar's historical pearl diving sites and refers to Qatar's rich past in the pearling industry. It has been divided into 12 precincts each with a distinct architectural style influenced by either Arabic, European or Mediterranean design. The two densely populated sections of the island are known as Viva Bahriya and Porto Arabia, where there are large residential tower blocks arranged in a circular arrangement offering thousands of apartments for sale and rent with either a marina view or beach access. In addition, there are large luxury villas, some with private beaches and mooring facilities and also modern townhouses with canal views for rent and sale.
Three enviable five-star hotels offering super-luxurious experiences and over two million square metres of the best international designer boutiques and popular fashion and homeware brands, top restaurants, elegant cafes, and entertainment facilities can also be found here. Living in The Pearl certainly offers an unmatchable luxurious experience with many conveniences and desirable facilities within reach.
Although there are no schools in The Pearl and no public transport either, this does not seem an impediment to the thousands of residents who choose to live the district because of the unique lifestyle offered by the amenities available and its prime location. There is one main road that serves the island known as The Pearl Boulevard. The nearest Metro station is Legtaifiya in West Bay Lagoon on the Red Line. The Pearl is one of the most popular places favoured by couples and families alike looking to rent in Qatar and with the wide variety of both furnished and unfurnished properties available, from apartments and villas to townhouses and penthouses, one is certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to renting a home in The Pearl!