With development plans steadily ongoing in Qatar, more and more expats are choosing the gulf country to settle down in and take advantage of the new opportunities it can give them.
Qatar offers residents a chance at career development, a new lifestyle and a family friendly setting. More and more emphasis is being placed on progressing the country, with projects in real estate, infrastructure and entertainment all taking place in the country.
The country's capital, Doha, remains the most heavily populated area in the country, and the many districts of the city offer numerous housing options for residents, depending of course on their specific needs and wants. When moving to Qatar residents are pleased to find out that there are a number of properties for rent in Doha. Housing options differ from villas, apartments, compounds and standalone villas.
One of the first and original residential areas in Doha is Al Muntazah, which offer budget friendly housing, ranging from villas to apartments. The area is very strategically located, and offers easy access to other major areas in Doha; there are also a number of schools in the area which is very convenient for families. Malls, supermarkets, restaurants and shops are all located within Al Muntazah, which are all well liked by residents.
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. So make sure you understand the routes to take and your commute time before committing to an apartment. 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. Wherever you end up looking for a home, the many options that Qatar offers will surely make it easier for you to find the home that is suitable for you and your family.