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.
Al Ghanim Al Jadeed, also known as "New al Ghanim" and "New Fereej al Ghanim" is district 85 located in the municipality of Al Rayyan. Together with 9 other districts, it forms zone 55 of Qatar collectively spanning an area over 82 square kilometres. The area is primarily a residential district with mainly apartment blocks that offer a wide selection of apartment types from flat-shares and studios to one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments either furnished or unfurnished to suit all budgets. Occasionally it is possible to find larger apartments in the area to rent but they are much less common.
Al Ghanim Al Jadeed district is quite small and spans an area of just over 1 square kilometre. It has accommodation to rent in a part of Doha that is central and convenient for travel as it is well linked for the Metro and plenty of buses as the main bus station is located here. The busy Salwa Road (Q5) runs along the south edge of the district and Al Rufaa Al Jadeed Street runs vertically through the district. It is a great area for bachelors or couples to find homes to rent in Doha that are centrally located for convenience.