Properties for sale in Doha make up the majority of properties for sale in Qatar. It is more common for investors to buy properties in the capital; many will even purchase brand new properties off plan.
You can buy properties in Qatar either as freehold, where the title deed is held by the owner indefinitely, or leasehold, where the property can be held by the owner for a maximum of 99 years.
There are many reasons to buy a property other than the most obvious: to live in it. There are other benefits, such as for investment purposes, and Qatar is a great place to invest, as the projections for return in the coming years are pretty lucrative.
Property for sale in Qatar for foreigners is also appealing to non-Qataris because when you buy property in Qatar and get residency as a benefit with a purchase over a specific limit. Non-Qataris who purchase property over 730,000 QAR (approximately $200,000) will acquire a temporary residence permit, valid as long as the property is held.
Those investing a more significant amount to the tune of 3.65 million QAR (about $1 million) will gain a permanent residency. A permanent residency has further benefits, including education and health care. For this price you could either buy a villa in Doha or a large 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom apartment in The Pearl.
The great thing about investing in real estate in Qatar is that you can find a great property in Doha that meets your needs and pay for it in instalments. This means that you are not under immediate pressure to pay for the property in one go or even take a mortgage which is a long-term commitment, and instead pay over a few years by instalments direct to the developer.
You can even buy brand new properties being developed off-plan and customise your home by choosing the plot, the layout and other features the developer can customise for a truly bespoke home.
The cheapest property you can buy in Doha is a studio flat. If you intend to buy cheap property in Qatar for residency purposes, then make sure that your chosen property meets the limit.
In addition, if your budget is limited and you want to find a cheap apartment for sale in Qatar, you may want to maximise your funds to get the largest property within your budget. We suggest looking outside of The Pearl, as you could get a 2 bedroom apartment in some parts of Doha for the price of a studio flat in The Pearl.
If you are looking for freehold properties, then the only places in Doha you can purchase are:
According to the latest laws released by the Qatari government in 2020, non-Qataris can invest in leasehold properties in the following locations in Doha, listed below.
The 16 locations where leasehold properties can be purchased by non-Qataris are:
Finding a property that meets your budget and needs in your preferred location is easy if you use the right tool for the task. Property Oryx is an excellent portal that can help you set all your preferences using our unmatched search facility and show you many properties for sale.
You can search the sales property listings on Property Oryx using the 'Other filters' menu to find properties for sale that are available for purchase immediately and those that can be purchased off plan. You can also search for brand new properties or those with an instalment plan available, lease-to-own or residency eligible.