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.
Umm Ghuwailina is a district in the municipality of Doha and zone number 27 of Qatar. The first word of Umm Ghuwailina is the Arabic word for "mother" and is used as a prefix to denote a geographic feature, while ‘ghuwailina" is a derivative of the name of a tree known locally as "ghulan" significant due to its use as camel fodder. Hence, the area's name translates literally to "the mother of ghulan".
The area has good road links with the Ras Abu Aboud Expressway running along the north edge of the district merging with the A-Ring Road further down and the B-Ring Road running along the west edge of the district. Along the east edge of the district runs the C-Ring Road runs and Al Matar Street runs along the south edge of the district whereby the Umm Ghuwailina Metro Station, on the Doha Metro Red Line can be found on the corner where these two roads meet.
The majority of homes available for rent in Umm Ghuwailina are apartments in apartment blocks mainly comprising studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments with all furnishing options.