With the expansion that Qatar is seeing and the high number of residents that keeps on increasing year after year, 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. This is all in preparation for the country to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is the first time a country in the region has won that honour. As a result, there is a high number of expats who choose to come to Qatar and enjoy the high wages and career opportunities it offers. In turn, this has created the need for a number of new residential units to become available, in different locations, different styles and budgets, to cater the demand of residents. Luckily, there is a high number of properties for rent in Qatar available for expats.
While most residents continue to choose to live in Doha, the country's capital, this has resulted in sky high rental prices, heavy traffic and even long waiting lists for housing and school. There are a high number of properties for rent in Doha, but there are also other areas that offer residential units as well.
As a part of the country's expansion, Al Khor 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 is a municipality in the state Qatar; 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. The city is well known for its part in the 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 characteristic that residents love. The calmness and serenity that Al Khor offers is a far contrast to the bright lights of Doha, which many like to escape.
Al Khor offers residents a chance to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city
When moving with a family, most residents look for villas for rent in Qatar, as they are able to take advantage and utilize the extra space on offer. Most villas also have a garden or a front yard, giving families the space required for children to play. Gardens are also a great add on, especially when it comes to entertaining friends and family.
Villas for rent in Al Khor vary in their offerings; they can range from three bedroom villas, all the way up to five bedroom houses. Depending on the type of space you need, you can easily find a house that is suitable for your lifestyle and needs. Most villa on offer are unfurnished, leaving you the freedom to decorate and furnish the space as you see fit. A major advantage in renting a villa in Al Khor is rent; it is significantly lower than the rent of other areas such as Al Waab and Abu Hammour in Doha. A four bedroom villa in Al Khor starts at QAR 9,000 a month, which is considered to be very reasonable.
Al Khor offers villas in compounds and living in closed compounds and gated communities is a choice that many residents opt for as they offer extra facilities such as swimming pools, playgrounds for children and a community or club house. Community living also offers an easy way to create friendships and bonds with neighbors and friends that share the same values and values as you. There are a number of compounds for rent in Al Khor, and are a very popular option for residents.