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.
Rawdat Al Khail is a district in the Doha municipality situated just outside downtown Doha and is zone 24 of Qatar. It is sometimes called Al Muntazah, but Al Muntazah is actually a part of Rawdat Al Khail. Major roads that serve the district include B-Ring Road, C-Ring Road, Salwa Road (Q5) and Rawdat Al Khail Street and the area is well served by bus routes. There have been extensive plans drawn up for the area as part of the Qatar National Master Plan (QNMP) which is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 Project. The district has been designated as one of 28 District Centres that have been planned to serve their surrounding communities. The plans include provisions to allow greater pedestrian accessibility within the area.
As part of the regeneration plans for the area, Rawdat Al Khail Park, or Al Muntazah Park as it is more commonly known, one of Doha's oldest parks originally constructed in 1980, is undergoing complete reconstruction since 2019 after being closed to the public for over a decade. The huge 14.7-hectare space has been redesigned to meet the needs of the growing local community and will have all the modern features one would expect of a park for the 21st century including various play areas, sporting facilities, cafes and more. There are less than a handful of small educational establishments in the area and this is reflected in the type of housing available for rent in the area which are mainly studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments for rent in residential blocks situated amongst many commercial blocks and retail premises.