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.
Al Wukair is a district of the Al Wakra municipality. It is within easy reach of the capital Doha, just 23 kilometres to the north and Al Wakra City 8 kilometres to its east. Its name has been derived from the Arabic word "wakar" translating as "bird"s nest' due to the large number of bird's nests found in the area. In 2018 Ashghal, the Public Works Authority, announced an extensive 2-year development project that would greatly enhance the infrastructure and facilities in the area. The plans included essential sewage, water and road works, over 3500 housing plots, 16 schools, 32 mosques, a hospital and commercial plots.
Most of the district's population are housed in gated residential compounds with facilities to suit all kinds of renters from bachelors and couples to families. The area has a high concentration of homes available to rent in Ezdan villages which are compounds developed by real estate company Ezdan. The majority of their properties are fully furnished apartments and villas to rent for cheaper rates than would be found in Doha. There are a number of schools in the area and also public transport in the form of two bus routes which serve several of the Ezdan village compounds and the Al Wakra Metro station for easy and fast access to Hamad International Airport, Central Doha, Lusail, Qatar National Library, Sport City, Qatar University and Education City.