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.
Industrial area is a district in the municipality of Doha and zone 57 of Qatar. It was formerly part of the Al Rayyan municipality but in recent years has been separated as an enclave and although geographically it is not part of Doha it is under the management of Doha municipality with its own municipality office, labour department office and general hospital. The area is densely packed with workshops and industrial units relating to commercial activities in the automotive, mechanical and heavy machinery industries. The area also has several large stores for various government departments and some large national companies.
The area is also home to approximately 400,000 workers and labourers that live in the area in purpose-built worker accommodation units. In 2015 "Labour City", also known as "Asian City", a massive development project was completed by the Qatari State to provide large scale residential, commercial and recreational facilities and essential services for the worker population. The largest of its kind in Qatar and the Gulf region, spanning an area of over 1.1 million square metres and built to international standards. Asian City is home to Qatar's largest cricket ground: the West End Park International Cricket Stadium, a large shopping mall with over 200 retail units and supermarket, a four-screen cinema which screen movies in many languages and an amphitheatre. There are 55 three-storey residential buildings, a designated medical centre and various places of worship. The town was designed to cater to the large population of Asian expatriates, mainly from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and the Philippines.
The area is served by six bus routes which operate every day and the Industrial Area Metro station is currently under construction and will be part of the Green Line once complete. The housing blocks in the area are either owned and/or rented by companies for their workers. It is possible to find a whole building for rent but not individual apartments.