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.
Viva Bahriya is a precinct in the spectacular man-made island of The Pearl. It is perfect for families and those seeking a quieter and more relaxed locale whilst enjoying an enviable beachfront location. The precinct offers just under 1,800 residential units along 2 kilometres of pristine beach. 28 Moroccan inspired towers provide a wide variety of residential options from one to four-bedroom apartments and penthouses with units ranging from a modest 107 square metres in size to a more spacious 623 square metres. In addition to the elegant towers, townhouses and low-rise blocks offer an alternative with their innovative design, features and direct beach views.
Probably the most impressive residential towers in the Viva Bahriya precinct, are the Al Mutahidah Towers. Comprised of two connected towers of 24 floors each, the high-rise structure features 480 residential units of various dimensions including studios, lofts, luxury apartments, townhouses as well as high-level penthouses with plenty of amenities. There are plenty of homes for rent and sale in Viva Bahriya to suit all budgets.