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.
A house is a property that is usually set out over two or more floors. In Qatar, houses are usually referred to as villas, although it is possible to also find townhouses too. There are two kinds of villas: either standalone villas or compound villas. A standalone villa is defined as a house that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land as a detached and separate entity. A compound villa is defined as a house that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of houses to hundreds in the much larger compounds. Both have their benefits and drawbacks for example, standalone villas offer more privacy for their occupants and compound villas usually benefit from many more amenities, security and maintenance.
A townhouse is a type of terraced housing often referred to as "row houses" as they are constructed in rows and stand side by side with shared walls usually to both sides. Most townhouses typically have more than 2 floors and commonly three in most regions. There is a wide variety of houses available in Qatar with varying amenities and suitable for most budgets.
Al Aziziya is a district in the municipality of Al Rayyan in Qatar located on the outskirts of Doha. The area boasts plenty of green space with the presence of part of the huge 88 hectare Aspire Park (part of the Aspire zone) in the district. The rest of the park lies to the north of the district on the other side of Al Waab Street in the neighbouring district Baaya. With well-designed grounds, beautiful fountains, playgrounds for children to exhaust themselves in and many cafes to enjoy tasty beverages and snacks, this is surely a place to spend time in evenings and the weekends. There are many rare and common trees that have been carefully planted which are meticulously tended to so that visitors to the park can enjoy and relax amongst whilst appreciating the beautifully landscaped green surroundings.
Nearby is the iconic Aspire Tower also known as "The Torch" Doha which is currently the tallest landmark in Qatar and stands at 300 meters tall (980ft). The tower served as the focal point for the 15th Asian Games hosted by Qatar in December 2006. There are plenty of furnished apartments and villas to rent in Al Aziziya ready for families and couples to move into straightway with easy access to a number of international schools nearby, making it a great location to rent a home in.