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.
Fereej Bin Mahmoud is a district in the municipality of Doha. In Arabic "Fereej" means neighbourhood and Bin Mahmoud refers to the first, most well-known or populated tribe that settled in the area. The Al Mahmoud tribe was among the first tribes to settle in the area hence the name. It is officially listed as making up two Zones of Qatar, approximately one third (the north section) of the district is in Zone 22 and the remaining two thirds (central and south sections) of the district are located in Zone 23. The district has very good road links, the B-Ring Road runs along the east edge, Salwa Road (Q5) runs along the south edge, C-Ring Road along the west edge and Al Rayyan Road (Q3). Bin Mahmoud Street runs through the district and is a one-way street linking Salwa Road (Q5) to Al Rayyan Road (Q3). The area is also well served by bus routes and has its own Metro station, Bin Mahmoud on the Gold Line.
It is one of the older, multi-use districts of the capital with many businesses and it is also larger compared to its neighbouring districts. There are many residential blocks in the area with a variety of rental apartments in Fereej Bin Mahmoud. The selection is vast and one can find anything from a basic unfurnished studio flat to fully furnished 2- and 3-bedroom luxury duplex apartments. Larger homes and villas are also available to rent in Fereej Bin Mahmoud for bigger families.