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.
Lusail is a district in the Al Daayen municipality. The city is truly futuristic and unique in that it is the first and largest sustainable city development in Qatar. This development also known as Lusail City, is comprised of four exclusive islands and 19 districts which are used for residential, entertainment and commercial purposes, with all sorts of amenities to fulfil the needs of the local community.
The city's transport plans are ambitious, but conscious of global environmental concerns of the age. The city will have light rail network: Lusail Tram Network (designed to reduce vehicular emissions and save energy), a water taxi transportation system (which transports passengers to and from Lusail City through the Lusail marina and the main Grand Canal), cycle and pedestrian network, park and ride system (underground parking close to rail networks to encourage use of the rail network), and a shuttle bus system to connect all residential, commercial and retail areas to the public transportation system. Much of the work has already been completed.
The district is in fact designed as a "Smart City". Homes and offices will be fully automated, with a Building Management System for each building. State of the art security services will be available and the city will all be connected to smart metering, smart grid and interactive traffic management systems.
In order to create a greater sense of neighbourhood and community for residents, the city has been planned such that all facilities (i.e., schools, mosques, daily shopping and other basic commodities) can be found within walking distance in each locality. Neighbourhood gardens have also been designed for each locality. Medium and large shopping malls are located in central locations in the city to make access easier. The brand new and iconic Lusail Stadium with a capacity of over 80,000 will be the host for the opening and final matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.