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.
Baaya is district in the municipality of Al Rayyan. The district was named after the Arabic word "baaya" which roughly translates as "widened" and this is in reference to the area being located on a vast, cultivated plain. The district is one of the more developed ones in Al Rayyan and it is home to several national landmarks. These include the Doha Sports City, a 250-hectare sporting complex encompassing the Hamad Aquatic Centre, the Aspire Dome – the world's largest indoor multi-sports hall and Khalifa Stadium, which will be a host stadium in the 2022 FIFA World Cup event. It is one of the largest stadiums in Qatar which has been the host to many international events mainly football with the most recent global event held there being the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships. The Aspire Zone is home to Aspetar, the first-ever sports medicine hospital in the MENA region, accredited as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Also located within the vast Aspire Zone is Qatar's tallest structure standing at 300 metres tall, the Aspire Tower, also known as "The Torch" and Villagio Mall, one of the most popular malls in Qatar.
Other than the vast Aspire Zone which occupies approximately half of the district, Baaya is also home to the Al Rayyan Paediatric Emergency Centre, a part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the University of Calgary in Qatar campus leaving the remaining area of the district to be occupied by residential housing, schools, mosques, commercial premises and businesses. The area is served by the Sports City Metro station on the Gold Line, five bus stations and also has very good road links making it a convenient place to rent a home for access to all kinds of high-class amenities. There several well-known residential compounds with apartments and villas to rent in Al Baaya as well as standalone residential and commercial villas too.