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.
Fereej Bin Mahmoud is a district in the municipality of Doha. In Arabic "Fereej" means neighbourhood and Bin Mahmoud refers to the first, most well-known or populated tribe that settled in the area. The Al Mahmoud tribe was among the first tribes to settle in the area hence the name. It is officially listed as making up two Zones of Qatar, approximately one third (the north section) of the district is in Zone 22 and the remaining two thirds (central and south sections) of the district are located in Zone 23. The district has very good road links, the B-Ring Road runs along the east edge, Salwa Road (Q5) runs along the south edge, C-Ring Road along the west edge and Al Rayyan Road (Q3). Bin Mahmoud Street runs through the district and is a one-way street linking Salwa Road (Q5) to Al Rayyan Road (Q3). The area is also well served by bus routes and has its own Metro station, Bin Mahmoud on the Gold Line.
It is one of the older, multi-use districts of the capital with many businesses and it is also larger compared to its neighbouring districts. There are many residential blocks in the area with a variety of rental apartments in Fereej Bin Mahmoud. The selection is vast and one can find anything from a basic unfurnished studio flat to fully furnished 2- and 3-bedroom luxury duplex apartments. Larger homes and villas are also available to rent in Fereej Bin Mahmoud for bigger families.