Qatar, officially known as the State of Qatar or "Dawlat Qatar" is a country occupying a small desert peninsula, spanning 11,627 square kilometres that extends northward from the larger Arabian Peninsula. It is precisely located on the west coast of the Persian Gulf, sometimes referred to as the "Arabian Gulf". The state is an independent emirate with the current Head of State and Government being Emir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani. Qatar has a population of approximately 3,000,000 (est. 2020) of which around 10% are local Qataris and the remainder are expatriates. Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world and not only is it officially recorded as the world's "Safest Country" (for low crime)
Only 1% of Qatar's population is rural with 99% being urban and coastal with a modern daily life. The recent leaders have sought to increase Qatar's presence worldwide and provide greater "civil liberties" and one example of such is through the establishment of one of the freest press agencies in the region. Qataris pride themselves on being a tolerant and accepting nation towards others and their beliefs, despite being a conservative and religious nation themselves. They are a welcoming nation and supportive of their large expatriate population and it is easy to see why Qatar appeals to so many.
For those who are considering living here in Qatar, the most common option is to live in an apartment, as this type of property makes up the majority of residential units here. You can choose from a huge range of apartments for rent in Qatar. However, apartments aren't suitable for everyone and those of you who would prefer a larger and more secluded living area will be pleased to know that there are many villas for rent in Qatar too.
Qatar is making huge leaps in becoming known as "one of the best" countries to live in with major advancements being seen. In addition to Qatar's homes for rent, the country has great world class developments on many fronts including, 1) Infrastructure: multiple award-winning Hamad International Airport, Doha Metro, Doha New Port, Expressway network, Qatar Rail in development; 2) Educational System: hosting several top universities from the US and Europe; 3) Healthcare: some of the region's best facilities including the region's only FIFA accredited Sports medicine hospital Aspetar; 4) Business developments: with various organisations including the Qatar Chamber presenting continuous opportunities for national and international companies to invest in; 5) Engineering opportunities: with the nation's constant strive to develop and excel, engineering boundaries are pushed and new ideas explored to improve and uphold the high standard of living for the population; and 6) Sporting and leisure facilities: with year-round national, regional and international sporting events taking place in Qatar, there is no shortage of world class sporting facilities especially with the FIFA 2022 World Cup Tournament due to be held in 8 uniquely designed enviable world-class stadiums.
Qatar has had many exciting and breath-taking major developments in their Real Estate industry over the last two decades with extravagant Megaprojects like the man-made island development of The Pearl (spanning over 4 million square metres), Lusail Smart City, Qetaifan Islands and Gewan Island amongst others, taking Qatar's accommodation to the next level. There are many homes for rent in Qatar, a nation of true glory and the "jewel" amongst the Arabian nations.
The capital city of Qatar is Doha and returning to the previous point we made about Qatar being the safest country in the world, Doha is ranked the second "Safest City" out of 431 cities measured worldwide. It's also the most common place to live in Qatar and has the highest population too. There are plenty of apartments in Doha available for rent. However, apartments aren't always suitable for everyone, particularly larger families who prefer traditional houses. Houses are usually referred to as villas here in Qatar, so keep that in mind if you're looking for a house for rent in Doha.