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.
A house is a property that is usually set out over two or more floors. In Qatar, houses are usually referred to as villas, although it is possible to also find townhouses too. There are two kinds of villas: either standalone villas or compound villas. A standalone villa is defined as a house that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land as a detached and separate entity. A compound villa is defined as a house that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of houses to hundreds in the much larger compounds. Both have their benefits and drawbacks for example, standalone villas offer more privacy for their occupants and compound villas usually benefit from many more amenities, security and maintenance.
A townhouse is a type of terraced housing often referred to as "row houses" as they are constructed in rows and stand side by side with shared walls usually to both sides. Most townhouses typically have more than 2 floors and commonly three in most regions. There is a wide variety of houses available in Qatar with varying amenities and suitable for most budgets.
Fereej Al Soudan is a district in the municipality of Al Rayyan. In Arabic "Fereej" means neighbourhood and Al Soudan refers to the first, most well-known or populated tribe that settled in the area. The Al-Suwaidi tribe was among the first tribes to settle in the area hence the name. It is officially listed as being in two Zones of Qatar. Approximately one third (the north section) of the district is located in Zone 54 together with 5 other districts and the remaining two thirds (central and south sections) of the district are located in Zone 55, in addition to 9 other districts to make up Zone 55 of Qatar. It borders Al Waab district to the south and Fereej Al Nasr and Al Sadd districts of Doha to the east.
The district has good road links with the Doha expressway also known as the Al Shamal Road (Q1) running along its east edge and Salwa Road (Q5) along its south edge. The district has its own Metro station Al Sudan, on the Gold Line and several bus routes serve the area on a daily basis. The district is mainly residential with more than 10 schools, both local and international for all ages, serving the community. The rental homes in Fereej Al Soudan are mainly villas suitable for families, however it is possible to find apartments to rent too.