Properties advertised as unfurnished come with no furnishings. This differs from some other countries where unfurnished relates specifically to "furniture" only like beds, sofas, dining table etc. In Qatar when a property advert is listed as unfurnished this means that there are no appliances in the kitchen (only fitted kitchen cabinetry), or air conditioning units fixed and sometimes there are no fitted wardrobes in the bedrooms. It is important to consider this when searching for a home as these are costs that must be taken into consideration when budgeting for rental accommodation. Although the monthly rental on unfurnished properties often cheaper than properties with furnishings, once the cost of furniture is factored in, one can sometimes end up paying more overall per month. Of course, there are many things one must take into account like the duration of the tenancy, the condition of the furniture and the difference in the monthly/annual rental price.
Sometimes families prefer to buy their own furniture that meets their needs and suits their taste or when they move to Qatar, they may be moving permanently in which case they may decide to bring their furniture with them. Sometimes properties are advertised as unfurnished but for an increased monthly rental the landlord or real estate company is prepared to provide furniture. One thing to bear in mind is that if an unfurnished property is rented and furniture is bought, once the rental duration comes to an end the furniture will be an extra thing to take care of that one would not have to worry about otherwise, so this may not be the most ideal option for rentals of short or unknown duration.
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.
Fereej Abdul Aziz is a district in the municipality of Doha. The district's name translates to "the neighbourhood of Abdul Aziz", Abdul Aziz being a Sheikh who resided in and governed the area.
It is one of the older districts of Doha and centrally located. The district sits between the A-Ring Road which runs along the north edge of the district and the B-Ring Road which runs along the south, both arterial roads of Doha. To the east edge runs Rawdat Al Khail Street and to the west Salwa Road (Q5), again both major roads of the capital. The area is well served buses which run every day and the nearest Metro station is Mushaireb which is the largest Metro station of Doha and on all three Metro lines, Red, Gold and Green.
The positioning of the district makes it a very popular place to live and the vast majority of buildings are residential blocks and over 90% are occupied by male employees working in and around Doha. As a result, the homes to rent in the area are mainly apartments and there are a large number available from studio apartments, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments for rent to suit all kinds of budgets.