A villa is a property/house that is usually set out over two or more floors. In Qatar you can find two kinds of villas: either standalone villas or compound villas. A standalone villa is defined as a villa that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land as a detached and separate entity. A compound villa is defined as a villa that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of villas to hundreds in the much larger compounds. Both have their benefits and drawbacks for example, standalone villas offer more privacy for their occupants and compound villas usually benefit from many more amenities, security and maintenance. There is a wide variety of villas available in Qatar with varying amenities and suitable for most budgets.
Al Maamoura is a district in the municipality of Al Rayyan, Qatar bordering the municipality of Doha. The area is known for its many parks, sporting areas, government offices and the amazing Doha Mall which offers its visitors a superior shopping experience. The owners of the mall, Al Mana are a Qatari conglomerate with numerous projects in Qatar and abroad. Their ambition when architecting the Doha Mall was to provide an unparalleled and unique shopping experience serving the population Doha and the southern region of Qatar.
Al Maamoura and the surrounding areas of Abu Hamour, Nuaija, and Mesaimeer are known for their density in residential compounds occupied by families with children. This is due to the very high concentration of both Qatari and international educational establishments offering parents plenty of choice for their schooling needs. There are approximately 17 establishments in Al Maamoura alone ranging from pre-school level kindergartens and nurseries right through to senior schools and academic colleges.