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.
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.