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.
Madinat Khalifa North is a district in the north west of the municipality of Doha. The district is situated between the adjacent city of Al Rayyan and downtown Doha. In the 1970s Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar at the time oversaw the development of the of the district and its neighbouring district of Madinat Khalifa South which were intended to be residential districts primarily for Qatari families.
The Doha expressway also known as Al Shamal Road (Q1) runs along the west edge of the district and five bus routes serve the area. The Madinat Khalifa North Metro station is currently under construction, and will be part of Doha Metro's Green Line once completed. The district is home to one of the Primary Health Care Corporation centres, the Madinat Khalifa Health Centre (PHCC) which serves the local and surrounding communities. There are over 10 nurseries and local schools in the area as well as one international school. The area has a large park, Dahl Al Hamam Park with an amphitheatre as well as a couple of smaller parks. There are some apartments and villas for rent in Madinat Khalifa North suitable for bachelors, couples and families and to suit all budgets.