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.
Fox Hills is a precinct in the district of Lusail, the latest SMART city of Qatar, located 15 kilometres north of the capital Doha. The precinct has been divided into two sections, Fox Hills North and Fox Hills South which sit either side of the Commercial Boulevard and Lusail Towers and Plaza area. Fox Hills is designed as a refined and elegant medium density inner-city residential area combining mixed-use buildings and pedestrian-friendly streets set amongst beautifully landscaped naturally green spaces and parks including Crescent Park.
Three schools are planned for the northern section: a kindergarten, a primary school and a secondary school. In the southern section, two schools are currently under construction. Many homes are available for rent and sale in Fox Hills.