What was once a small fishing and pearling village has evolved into one of Qatar’s biggest and busiest cities; Al Wakrah has witnessed an immense growth and major development over the past few years and with a population of over 30,000 residents, it is a true testament to the rapid expansion that Qatar is witnessing. The high interest in Qatar by expats has pushed the government to expand and develop areas outside of Doha, the country’s capital, to ensure that residents are able to choose from a high number of properties for rent in Qatar.
Al Wakrah offers residents an insider look into Qatari cultural and tradition, as it is considered to be more of a traditional area, one that includes stunning mosques, old homes and a harbour. It is also home to Al Wakrah fort, considered to be a significant landmark in the country. The city is bordered by the Arabian Gulf on the eastern side, making it a coastal city. Major developments plans are underway for Al Wakrah, which include a park and a country club. A cornice-like water front is also planned, along with a number of hotels, a golf course and a railway station.
While Doha remains the most populated area in the country and the number one city when looking for apartment rentals in Doha, other cities such as Al Wakrah are gaining popularity, especially from those who do not mind the commute, and would rather trade in the hustle and bustle of the bust city for a more serene and quiet living area, one that comes with a sense of community living and closeness and well. Be prepared however, to spend some time on the road, as traffic can be heavy going into the city (there most offices are located) especially at peak hours.
Development plans for Al Wakra include a park and a golf course
As with most cases when it comes to apartment rentals, size and style varies, with some apartments including one, two or three bedrooms. Some buildings will offer tenants extra facilities such as a pool or gym, which is certainly an added plus. Apartments vary between fully furnished, semi furnished or not furnished, and depending on your needs, you will easily be able to find the right apartment for you. Rent is also an advantage, as many will agree that apartments for rent in Al Wakrah are more budget friendly than those available in Doha.
There are a number of apartments for rent in Ezdan Village in Al Wakrah is one of the most popular developments when looking for flats for rent, and it includes units that are fully furnished and are budget friendly, making them a well liked for many mid-income residents who are looking for quality housing.
Renting an apartment in Al Wakrah is a good idea for anyone who is looking for a laid back coastal lifestyle, and one that won’t break the bank. There are a number of different rental units available, and you will certainly be able to find one that is tailor-made to suite your needs and your lifestyle.