There is a continuous influx of expats who are relocating to Qatar, as the country’s successful bid in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup has created a number of jobs, and people from all over the world are choosing to move to Qatar and take advantage of the career development and high wage it is offering. Because of that, 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. Luckily, there are a high number of properties for rent in Qatar available for expats.
As a result of most residents looking for properties for rent in Doha, the country's capital, prices of rent has increased dramatically, traffic is becoming heavier and heavier, and there are even waiting lists for schools and housing. Consequently, a number of residents are choosing to move further away from the city, and are looking for different housing locations than Doha.
One of those areas is Al Khor, which has witnessed an increase in development and the addition of projects ranging from housing, hotels, restaurants and cafes, as well as schools, health centres and more. 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.
Al Khor is a quiet coastal city
The city is well known for the historic role it has played in Qatar’s pearling industry in the past, as well as its harbour which is filled with fishing boats and small crafts. The town has beaches with some historical towers, making it a coastal city, a feature that many residents really enjoy. Al Khor offers a calmness and serenity, which is the complete opposite of the bright lights of Doha, that some choose to escape.
Al Khor apartments for rent vary in their offerings; they can range from anywhere between one to three bedroom apartments. Depending on the type of space you need, you can easily find a house that is suitable for your lifestyle and needs. Most apartments for rent in Al Khor are offered as fully furnished, making your move less stressful and easier. One of the major advantages in finding a house in Al Khor is that rent in significantly lower than that in Doha. One popular area to find apartment rentals in Al Khor is Sumaysimah; apartments for rent in Sumaysimah start at 5,000 QAR a month for a one bedroom apartment.
Most residents are pleasantly surprised when they learn that there is more to Qatar than just Doha, and that they are able to find outing alternatives in other areas of the city. Al Khor is one of those areas, and while it is already seeing a rapid development and expansion, there are more and more projects that are taking place in the city, to ensure that it offers its residents all that they could need.