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.
Rawdat Al Khail is a district in the Doha municipality situated just outside downtown Doha and is zone 24 of Qatar. It is sometimes called Al Muntazah, but Al Muntazah is actually a part of Rawdat Al Khail. Major roads that serve the district include B-Ring Road, C-Ring Road, Salwa Road (Q5) and Rawdat Al Khail Street and the area is well served by bus routes. There have been extensive plans drawn up for the area as part of the Qatar National Master Plan (QNMP) which is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 Project. The district has been designated as one of 28 District Centres that have been planned to serve their surrounding communities. The plans include provisions to allow greater pedestrian accessibility within the area.
As part of the regeneration plans for the area, Rawdat Al Khail Park, or Al Muntazah Park as it is more commonly known, one of Doha's oldest parks originally constructed in 1980, is undergoing complete reconstruction since 2019 after being closed to the public for over a decade. The huge 14.7-hectare space has been redesigned to meet the needs of the growing local community and will have all the modern features one would expect of a park for the 21st century including various play areas, sporting facilities, cafes and more. There are less than a handful of small educational establishments in the area and this is reflected in the type of housing available for rent in the area which are mainly studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments for rent in residential blocks situated amongst many commercial blocks and retail premises.