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.
Luaib is a district in the municipality of Al Rayyan. It derives its name from an Arabic word which refers to a "vast, open plain which accommodates many things". The plain, which is rich in vegetation, is a defining feature of the land in this area. The district forms part of zone 54 of Qatar together with its neighbouring districts of Baaya, Muraikh, Mehairja, Fereej Al Soudan, and Fereej Al Amir.
It borders Muraikh to the west, Mehairja to the south, Fereej Al Amir to the east and Old Al Rayyan to the north. There is one bus that serves the area and it has good road links. It is very close to the Doha expressway (Al Shamal Road Q1) and the Al Rayyan Road (Q3) runs along its north edge. There are 2 local secondary schools in the area and a primary school. There is a small selection of homes to rent Luaib.