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.
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.
Al Kheesa is a district in the Al Daayen municipality of Qatar. The word "Kheesa" is the Arabic for "large garden" and was given this name due to the abundant green gardens and cedar trees in the area. As part of the Qatar National Master Plan (QNMP) report in 2014 which discussed the development plans for the municipality of Al Daayen, it was stated that Al Kheesa would benefit from the facilities offered by Rawdat al Hamama as one of the two municipality "District Centres" due to their proximity. Al Kheesa was thus divided into 4,135 plots of land which in total were estimated will house a total of 26,000 residents. This development is in line with plans to make Al Kheesa the southern hub of the municipality due to it closeness to Doha. The intention was that the overspill of population and housing demand from the northern part of Doha would be absorbed by this southern region of Al Daayen and that Al Kheesa would naturally see a rapid rise in residents.
The location of Al Kheesa next to the Al Shamal Road (Q1) makes it an ideal location for families to rent homes in, especially as there are already several renowned international schools in the area and from September 2020, ACS International School in Doha will begin receiving students at their brand-new state-of-the-art campus. Many expatriate families will no doubt be looking to find suitable homes to rent in the area. In addition to the schools in the area, the biggest mall in Qatar the Doha Festival City Mall (DFC) is nearby as well as the O2 Mall. There have already been many new residential compounds constructed in al Kheesa offering villas and apartments for families to rent.