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.
Flats 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 "flat" is used in the UK, India and places that use British English. In Europe, North America and places that use American English, the word apartment is preferred. 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. Flats can be found in residential blocks or towers and sometimes even as a part of a house or villa where a whole floor or a section of it, has been separated to have its own entrance etc.
Onaiza is a district in the north-east of the municipality of Doha which spans two zones of Qatar (zones 63 and 65). It is located between Al Dafna, Qatar's emerging central business district, and Lusail, a development north of Doha which is set to become the second largest city of Qatar in the near future. The district was mostly developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a result of its proximity to Doha's new business district and its relative distance from the more congested centre of the city. The area is known as Doha's new "foreign embassy district" and there are over 15 embassies located in the district.
The district has very good road links. Along the east and north edges of the district run Omar Al Mukhtar Street on which two Metro stations, West Bay QIC and DECC both on the Red Line are located. Al Jamia Street also known as "University Street" runs along the west edge and leads to Qatar University, Al Markhiya Street runs along the south edge of the district and Al Istiqbal Street which cuts right through Onaiza later on becomes the Lusail expressway as it crosses Omar Al Mukhtar Street on the north edge of Onaiza. The homes to rent in Onaiza are mainly apartments although there are also many large standalone luxurious villas available too.