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.
Umm Salal Mohammed is a town in the municipality of Umm Salal situated about 21 kilometres from the capital Doha. Together with 8 other districts it forms zone 71 of Qatar. The town is bordered by Umm Salal Ali to the north and Al Kharaitiyat to the south. It has numerous farms, wells and a large water reservoir which is filled during the rainy season.
As part of the Qatar National Master Plan (QNMP) Umm Salal Mohammed has been designated a Town Centre and it is the only Urban Centre in the municipality. The existing site of the proposed Town Centre is largely undeveloped and will be situated between two Metro stations on the Al Shamal Road (Q1) also known as the Doha Expressway which runs along the west edge of the district. It is expected that it will have a higher density of buildings than the current town of Umm Salal Mohammed as well as distinguishable landmarks. It is expected that due to its close proximity to two Metro stations, the area will have relatively high pedestrian accessibility. Several new buildings have been planned including several schools for all ages and a park.
A number of local and private international schools have a presence in Umm Salal Mohammed making it an area favoured by families looking for good schools and affordable homes to rent. In line with the development plans for the area several large residential compounds have been constructed that offer an abundance of both furnished and unfurnished apartments and villas with facilities to suit families, especially those with younger children.