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.
A villa is a property/house that is usually set out over two or more floors. In Qatar you can find two kinds of villas: either standalone villas or compound villas. A standalone villa is defined as a villa that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land as a detached and separate entity. A compound villa is defined as a villa that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of villas to hundreds in the much larger compounds. Both have their benefits and drawbacks for example, standalone villas offer more privacy for their occupants and compound villas usually benefit from many more amenities, security and maintenance. There is a wide variety of villas available in Qatar with varying amenities and suitable for most budgets.
Ain Khaled is a district in the Al Rayyan municipality formerly known as "Ain al Seneem" and is situated on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar's capital. The area is historically known for its well "Al Seneem" which served the people of Doha and the neighbouring villages. The word "Ain" is Arabic and is used for natural underground water sources. The district's name was later changed to "Ain Khaled" in respect of a well honoured local who went by the name "Khaled". In 2019 the municipality in conjunction with the Public Parks Department undertook a joint project to redesign the Ain Khaled roundabout in a creative manner. The large roundabout with an area of 1200 square meters was designed to have 600 square meters of artificial grass laid and the remaining 600 square meters decorated in a traditional style with Washingtonia palm trees and pebbles in the Qatari national colours of burgundy and white. In the centre of the roundabout stands a well, representing the "Ain al Seneem well" which is powered by solar panels as are the lights that illuminate the roundabout at night.
The district is home to the Fereej Ain Khaled Stadium managed by the Qatar Olympic Committee. Ain Khaled is a great place for families or couples looking to find accommodation for rent in Qatar outside of the more costly capital Doha. The majority of apartments and villas for rent in the area are located in compounds and gated complexes offering maintenance, security and safe play areas for children with facilities like swimming pools, gyms, sporting facilities and even restaurants – making them ideal for those looking for family or budget friendly rental homes in Qatar.