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.
Najma is a district in the municipality of Doha and known as one of the older districts. The district has good road links being positioned between the B-Ring Road which runs along the north edge of the district and the C-Ring Road that runs along the south edge. Most of the area's commercial real estate is located along Airport Street, C-Ring Road and B-Ring Road and these main roads serve the area. There are 10 bus routes that serve the area which run every day.
Najma is served by two Metro stations, Al Doha Al Jadeeda, on the Red Line in the north east of district and Al Mansoura, on the Green Line in the centre of the district close to the west edge where it borders Al Mansoura district. There are many hotels, main dealership car showrooms and head offices of several large national and international companies in the area. Properties for rent in Najma are mainly apartments in various residential blocks to suit all budgets. There are very few villas available to rent in the area.