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List of Housing Options for Expats in Qatar

If you’re moving to Qatar for the first time as an expat, one of your main concerns is knowing where to stay. Qatar offers a wide range of housing options that fit your needs. Whether you’re coming to Qatar on your own or bringing your family along with you, this article will help you find the right accommodation.

A lot of large corporations in Qatar offer housing to their employees. If you get a job in one of these companies in Qatar, then you will have one less thing to worry about. This does hold you back from choosing where you want to stay, though, or what kind of house you would like to live in.

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Where to Stay as an Expat in Qatar

A. Compounds

One of the best places to stay in Qatar is a compound. There are many compounds for rent in the capital city of Doha, most of them ranging from 6,000 to 20,000 QAR per month. Aside from multiple bedrooms, these compounds often provide backyards, spacious gardens and even swimming pools where residents can get together.

B. Serviced Apartments

Serviced apartments, unlike your typical apartments, are generally fully-furnished apartments that you can stay in for a short time or for more of a long-term basis. Some of the services they offer include housekeeping and daily amenities. You can think of serviced apartments as cheaper hotels. Some of the Serviced apartments available in Doha include Al Najada Doha Hotel Apartments, Saray Musheireb Hotel and Suites, and White Moon Residence in Doha. Many of these serviced apartments have their own swimming pools or gyms.

C. Apartments


Without the services, regular apartments are much cheaper than serviced ones, are a great housing option for expats on a tight budget. Having said that, there are apartments in Qatar that offer more than just basic shelter. Some, including Al Najada Doha Hotel Apartments, offer outdoor swimming pool, balcony accommodation and a fitness center. A popular apartment place that isn’t as fancy is Wakra Guest House.

D. Residential Areas


Qatar has designated residential areas where most living spaces are located. One of these is the West Bay Lagoon which has luxurious hotels among apartments and villas. One good thing about West Bay is that it has City Centre Doha Mall, which has a hypermarket for your grocery needs. Cheaper priced flats are located in Mansoura and Najma.

These are the housing options for living in Qatar. You should find one that suits best for your needs.




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