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.
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.
Porto Arabia is a precinct in the spectacular man-made island of The Pearl. The area is mixed use, offering both residential and retail capabilities of world-class standards. The architecture in Porto Arabia is inspired by Mediterranean style, offering its residents access to impressive Marina living with 3.5 kilometres of waterfront promenade. There are over 7,200 residential units in sizes ranging from 116 to 900 square metres to suit all requirements. The 31 impressive towers provide varying residential options including one- to four-bedroom apartments and larger luxurious penthouses. Additionally, beautiful Mediterranean inspired townhouses offer residents an alternative to apartment style living and range from one- to three-bedrooms.
Porto Arabia is an exemplary upscale living, leisure and recreational destination offering both indoor and outdoor retail outlets. With a wealth of popular international brands, a vast array of food and beverage units and a breath-taking five-star hotel and resort, the precinct is certainly complete. Plenty of friendly services and amenities ranging from climate-controlled shopping arcades, open-air Boardwalk with access to valet parking facilities, water taxi drop-offs and golf cart transportation, Porto Arabia stands out like the "jewel in the crown" and with the huge offering of homes for rent and sale, you can be sure to find yours.