The expansion that Qatar is witnessing is largely due to the country hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which has also resulted in a high number of expats arriving to the country, thanks to the number of job opportunities that the successful bid has created. And with the continuous influx of expats who are relocating to Qatar, the Qatari Government is working hard to expand other cities in the country in addition to Doha, and offering development projects in those areas, with a major focus on real estate projects in order to provide new residential units in different locations, different styles and budgets, to cater the demand of residents. Apartments for rent in Qatar remain to be the most popular type of accommodation for expats.
Luckily, there are a high number of properties for rent in Qatar available for expats that extend beyond Doha, which has seen an increase in rent prices, heavy traffic and long waiting lists for houses for rent in Doha as well as schools. Consequently, a number of residents are choosing to move further away from the city, and are looking for different housing locations than Doha.
Al Khor was once a small town that was known for pearling and fishing, and it has since seen an extensive development and expansion plan that includes new housing projects, restaurants, cafes, schools and health centres.
Al Khor combines the life of a modern and coastal city
Al Khor City is located in the northeast coast of Qatar, around 60 kilometres from Doha, and is now considered to be one of the major cities in the country. As a coastal city, Al Khor is liked by its residents as it offers the serene atmosphere of living by the water, as well as the modernity and amenities of a current city.
Apartments for rent in Al Khor vary in shapes and sizes, and start form studio apartment to houses with three bedrooms. Flats for rent in al Khor are usually offered as furnished units, which makes the move easier and faster for the tenant. One major factor that attracts residents to rent houses in Al Khor is the price of rent, which is significantly lower than that in Doha. Downtown Al Khor is a very popular area that includes restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, and is considered to be a lively area in the city; more and more residents are choosing to live there, as it puts them in the centre of the action in Al Khor. Depending on your specific needs, you will easily be able to find a house that you feel comfortable in during your time in Qatar. Keep in mind that Al Khor is about a half hour drive from the city’s centre, where most offices are located, which could mean that you will be spending some time commuting to and from the office.
Al Khor is just one area that offers residents properties for rent in Qatar, and is a true testament to the development and expansion that the country is undergoing, ensuring that everyone who moves here will easily find the right housing and accommodation needed to call Qatar home.