Because of the fast pace development that the country is witnessing, people from all over the globe are choosing to move to Qatar to take advantage of the new job opportunities it offers. In addition to a unique lifestyle, budget housing options and top notch education programs, residents are enjoying the unique way of life that Qatar offers. As a result, efforts are underway to provide different types of housing options all over the country, so residents can easily find the apartment or villa that they feel comfortable living in while in the country.
Homes in Qatar are readily available, and vary when it comes to shapes and sizes; most importantly, price of rent also varies, and as the market tends to lean towards renters, there is an ever increasing number of properties for rent in Doha. With that said the Qatari authorities are also creating new projects and maintaining them when it comes to highlighting the heritage and culture of Qatar. One of those areas that showcase the history, traditions and culture is Souq Waqif, which not only is a touristic hotspot and is well liked by both visitors and residents, but it also takes you on a journey through Qatar’s past, and allows you to experience some of its deep rooted traditions.
Souq Waqif is One of Qatar's Top Touristic Areas
Located in the Souq Waqif area is Al Jasrah, which is a small neighborhood that offers residents a humble and quiet atmosphere and way of life. There are a number of apartments for rent in Souq Waqif, Al Jasra and most are offered as furnished homes. While the buildings might be a little bit older than those on the other side of the city, they offer a genuine feeling of authenticity that is somewhat lacking in other areas.
There are also villas for rent in Souq Waqif, Al Jasra which are ideal for anyone who is looking for additional space, as most homes start at three bedrooms. Most villas are located within compounds, and compounds for rent in Souq Waqif, Al Jasra offer added facilities such as pools and gyms, as well as children's playgrounds, which is very convenient for families. It also offers residents a chance to easily strike up friendships with their neighbors, as many tend to share the same lifestyle and way of thinking, and also gives the kids a chance to run around and play in a safe environment.
Most people base the location of their housing on a few main factors, mainly distance from their office/work location, and, if it applies, the distance to the school of their children. This is because, as with most areas in Qatar, there is a lot of construction going on, be it on roads or infrastructure or for development projects, so road closures and traffic jams are an everyday occurrence. Once you have made up your mind, you will need a valid Qatari ID, a letter from your employer and post-dated checks when signing the rental agreement. Some buildings require a marriage license if you are moving in with a spouse.