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.
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.
Al Sadd is a large district in the municipality of Doha. The origin for the district's name comes from a plant which thrives in Qatar's eastern section, particularly on the coast. It is one of the country's oldest surviving mixed-use districts which in recent years has been through massive development. The south of the district has a concentration of many businesses and retail units including the Al Asmakh Mall, also known as the Centrepoint Mall.
The Al-Sadd multi-sports centre is based in the district and where some of the 2006 Asian Games events took place. It is home to Qatar's most successful football club, the Al-Sadd Football Club and it is also the "de facto" home of Qatar's National Football Team. Major roads that run through the district are Al Sadd Street, Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, Al Amir Street and Al Rayyan Road (Q3). Al Sadd is served by one bus line which operates 7 days a week. The Rumailah Hospital and the Paediatric Emergency Centre are both part of the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and are located in Al Sadd. Housing in the area is mainly in the form of apartments to rent in residential blocks and western-style high rises. It is also possible to find some standalone villas or compound villas to rent in Al Sadd too.