Properties advertised as semi-furnished or partly furnished come with a few furnishings. In Qatar when a property is advertised as semi-furnished or partly furnished this usually means that there are some appliances in the kitchen and sometimes fitted air conditioning units or fitted wardrobes in the bedrooms. This type of home is useful for those not wishing to spend on large kitchen appliances or "white goods" as they are otherwise known. These are typically, items that are somewhat costly to buy and also may require maintenance or a warranty, so it is definitely an added convenience to have peace of mind knowing that if your kitchen appliances ever have a problem, they will be taken care of by the landlord. This convenience is factored in the monthly rental price and semi-furnished or partly furnished homes do cost more to rent, which is expected for the reasons explained.
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.
Musahireb is a central district in the municipality of Doha. It is one of the oldest districts of Doha and is made up of two and half zones of Qatar (zones 13, 4 and half of 3). The former standalone district of Al Asmakh has been encompassed within Mushaireb. In 2010 The government launched the Mushaireb Downtown Doha project with the aim of completely refurbishing the district, an area covering 31 hectares. Plans for the $5.5bn overhaul of the district included the demolition of much of the older buildings, however some historic architecture dating back to the early 20th Century can still be found.
The area has good road and transport links with 11 bus routes than run every day of the week and the Mushaireb Metro station, Qatar's largest Metro station and major interchange station that serves 3 Metro lines, the Red, Green and Gold Lines. There are plenty of homes for rent in Mushaireb but as the area is a historic area there are no residential compounds or villas. Instead, there is a large selection of apartments in the area to suit all budgets and for larger families of for those looking for more luxurious properties, there are larger duplexes and penthouses available for rent.