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.
Umm Ghuwailina is a district in the municipality of Doha and zone number 27 of Qatar. The first word of Umm Ghuwailina is the Arabic word for "mother" and is used as a prefix to denote a geographic feature, while ‘ghuwailina" is a derivative of the name of a tree known locally as "ghulan" significant due to its use as camel fodder. Hence, the area's name translates literally to "the mother of ghulan".
The area has good road links with the Ras Abu Aboud Expressway running along the north edge of the district merging with the A-Ring Road further down and the B-Ring Road running along the west edge of the district. Along the east edge of the district runs the C-Ring Road runs and Al Matar Street runs along the south edge of the district whereby the Umm Ghuwailina Metro Station, on the Doha Metro Red Line can be found on the corner where these two roads meet.
The majority of homes available for rent in Umm Ghuwailina are apartments in apartment blocks mainly comprising studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments with all furnishing options.