The rental market in Qatar offers a vast range of properties for rent due to the fact that the country's population is made up mainly of around 90% expatriates. Many arriving in Qatar usually search for properties for rent in Doha, the busy capital. However, the country has seen rapid development in the last 10-20 years, notably since Qatar won the bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2022. This development has been in the real estate market and on many fronts, making Qatar very appealing to foreigners. The rental market outside of the capital Doha and in other lesser-known locations such as Lusail, Al Wakra, Al Khor, and parts of Al Rayyan have plenty of properties for rent available to suit all types of renters and their budgets. So, it is worth bearing this in mind if you prefer to live outside the busy capital.
Qatar's rental property market is well-established, and there are plenty of reputable real estate agencies that can assist with helping you in finding your ideal home. However, it is a fact that most people looking for a home to rent will begin their search on the internet. It is the fastest and most convenient way to find a home for rent. Any web search for a villa for rent or Qatar apartments for rent will bring up many results from property listings portals such as this one ;-)
In Qatar, you can find almost any type of home for rent. From studios to penthouses, chalets to townhouses, and apartments to villas. The choice is yours! You will often find that some listings for apartments or even villas contain the term BHK which refers to Bedrooms, Hall and Kitchen. For example, a 1 BHK apartment is simply an apartment with one bedroom, a hall (living room), and a kitchen. Or a 3 BHK villa means a house with three bedrooms, a hall (living room), and a kitchen. The number before the 'BHK' indicates only the number of bedrooms, and so the property may have more than just one living room or reception.
Apart from the property itself, there will be other factors that may influence your decision. You may be looking for a cheap home to rent in Qatar, in which case we would recommend looking outside of the capital or in some of the older or more populated parts of Doha, where you can find cheap family accommodation. For individuals or couples, a studio (sometimes referred to as 'studio rooms or single rooms') may suffice, and there are plenty of studios to rent in Qatar. Furnished properties for rent are also available: these are convenient for renters and reasonable in price when the furniture costs are considered.
For some, location is crucial, and we completely understand that. Qatar has a beautiful coastline, and it is no wonder that properties with a sea view or by the marina are all the rage. Properties for rent in The Pearl, are highly popular. The Pearl, a picture-perfect man-made 'island' (technically a peninsula) home to several precincts, each with its unique and luxurious rental property offering. Another serious contender is West Bay Lagoon, home to many beautiful standalone (detached) villas, Located amongst plenty of lush greenery, these villas often have private gardens, a pool, and some have beach access too! Finally, it would be grossly unfair of us not to mention Lusail, the new jewel in Qatar's property market's 'crown'. Many look for properties for rent in Lusail. This fantastic new smart city is just 20 km north of the capital Doha. It is home to arguably some of the most modern and luxurious properties in Qatar and is a location we feel is worth considering!
You will soon realise that many rental properties in Qatar come with many extras. Some properties have amenity lists that go on and on! Yes, it is no secret that renters in Qatar are spoilt for choice when it comes to added extras in the real estate sector. When looking for a property to rent, you can be as picky as you like, and we are confident there will be a property for rent to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a gym, sauna, tennis court, kids' play area, function hall, yoga studio, or balcony, the list goes on. Be rest assured that you can use the excellent amenity search function on Property Oryx to do the searching for you!
As you know, there is a vast array of properties for rent in Qatar; we know very well that it can be pretty confusing when choosing the perfect home. We recommend you make a list of all the factors that are important to you. It may be that you need your family's accommodation to be near a school, that you want an apartment that offers gym facilities, or a villa that has maintenance and security included. We have you covered and can even tell you if there are other considerations like the fact that the property for rent may have bills included, it may be brand new, require no deposit, or have a special offer like 1 or 2 months free included in the contract. Yay!
We are happy to assist you in your search for a rental home in Qatar and are sure that there will be plenty to choose from. We strive to make the search for a home to rent as easy and efficient as possible. We welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have as the end-user of our property listing portal in Qatar. We wish you all the best. Good luck and happy house hunting!