The smallest size of apartment or flat is known as a studio and these are units that have one "living" space which would include a sitting area and sleeping area. The kitchen could be open plan or separate depending on the unit and it would have its own private bathroom and toilet facilities. Studios are ideal for single people or couples who don't want or need much space but prefer to have their own private facilities. Studios are considered an entry-level type of accommodation and they are the cheapest type of apartment. The alternative to a studio would be to rent a room in house/villa and have the use of shared facilities like the bathroom and kitchen and this is a cheaper option for those on a tight budget.
Apartments are self-contained residential units occupying part of a larger building. They are usually set out on a single storey of a building and it is for this reason that in some regions (UK, India etc.) they are referred to as "flats". The term apartment is one that is used extensively in Europe, North America and places that use American English. The term "flat" is used in the UK, India and places that use British English. Apartments or flats have their own front door, kitchen, toilet and bathroom. In some countries a 1-bedroom apartment may be advertised as a 1bhk or 1bhk flat. The term "bhk" or "BHK" refers to bedroom, hall and kitchen. This means that the unit would have 1 bedroom, a hall (lounge/sitting room) and kitchen.
Apartments can be found in residential blocks or towers and sometimes as a part of a villa where the floors have been separated each with its own entrance etc.
Al Mansoura is a district in the Doha municipality of Qatar. To its north is Fereej bin Derham district and together they are commonly and jointly referred to as "Al Mansoura". Officially they together form zone 25 of the 98 zones that make up Qatar. It is a very densely populated area due to its central location between the B-Ring Road to its north and C-Ring Road to its south. To the east is the district of Nuaija and to its west is the district of Rawdat Al Khail and the area is well served by public transport with the Metro and 4 bus routes running 7 days of the week.
It has many commercial and government office blocks but most of all the area is populated with residential apartment blocks. Some of these are private with studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments available for rent. However, many are actually residential blocks for the employees of various large corporations like Qatar Airways, Hamad Medical Corporation and Carrefour. As a result, it is not an area that has many schools or even homes to rent for families. The area has plenty of apartments for rent varying from fully furnished high-end luxurious flats with all the modern conveniences and facilities to the cheaper simpler apartments to rent for bachelors or couples on a budget.