Best places in Qatar for renting or buying real estate
Qatar is a thriving country that’s home to a number of incredible cities, districts, and neighborhoods. If you’re searching for your next home purchase or property for rent in Qatar, here are the best places to start.
Hailed as “The Most Glamorous Address in the Middle East,” The Pearl-Qatar (or The Pearl) is the epitome of luxurious living. This man-made island off the coast of West Bay features waterfront promenades, high-end shopping spots, and lavish residences. Real estate offerings in The Pearl include villas, apartments, and townhouses.
The Pearl has 12 unique districts:
- Abraj Quarter
- Beach Villas
- Costa Malaz
- Floresta Gardens
- Giardino Village
- Isola Dana
- La Plage South
- Medina Centrale
- Perlita Gardens
- Porto Arabia
- Qanat Quartier
- Viva Bahriya
If you’re looking for residential real estate to invest in, Beach Villas, Costa Malaz, Medina Centrale, and Viva Bahriya are the top districts in The Pearl that may interest you. The Pearl-Qatar properties for sale include seafront villas, Mediterranean-style homes, and high-rise apartment buildings.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly neighborhood in Qatar, then Al Waab would be the perfect fit. Located in between Doha and Al Rayyan, Al Waab is a popular real estate choice among foreigners and expats. Homebuyers with families prefer this area due to its convenient location which places it near main roads and malls like Aspire Park and Villaggio Mall.
Real estate options in Al Waab include villas and apartments situated in modern compounds. The district also has free-standing villas that are up for rent or purchase.
If you’re looking for impressive skylines and the finest shopping malls in Qatar, then look no further than this thriving waterfront district. West Bay gives you all the trappings of a cosmopolitan lifestyle with its tall skyscrapers, modern buildings, and five-star residences.
West Bay is also home to the stunning West Bay Lagoon, an affluent gated community that boasts of waterfront villas, green parks, and a variety of establishments. Aside from The Pearl, freehold properties in West Bay Lagoon can also be purchased by foreigners or expats.
Comprising 19 mixed-use, residential, commercial, and entertainment districts and four islands, Lusail City is a sustainable, smart, and eco-friendly development that aims to provide all residents with the highest quality of life. Construction is still ongoing but as of mid-2019, Lusail City is already around 90% completed.
Lusail City’s residential districts include:
- Al Kharayej Towers
- Energy City 2
- Entertainment City
- Fox Hills
- Golf District
- North Residential District
- Qetaifan Islands
- Waterfront Residential District
Lusail City is an ideal city to invest in due to the diverse entertainment, employment, and recreational opportunities it offers. This modern city also has a light rail network, a cycling and pedestrian network, and a water taxi transportation system.
Looking to invest in an area that’s near various schools, institutions, and establishments? Al Thumama’s convenient location makes it a great place to rent or invest in. The district is a short distance away from the Thumamah Airport and from various schools and nurseries. Al Thumama is also home to the KAHRAMAA Awareness Park, an interactive indoor park that has various exhibits, installations, and shows on energy.
Known as one of Doha’s largest areas, Al Gharaffa is a thriving district in Al Rayyan City. Residents have easy access to major roads, massive shopping centers, and major educational institutions and organizations like Education City, Qatar University, and the Qatar Foundation.
Those looking to rent or buy in Al Gharaffa will have plenty of properties to choose from, especially when it comes to unfurnished, semi-furnished, and fully-furnished villas.
Located in northern Qatar, Al Khor is a coastal city that offers a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. With several acres of green spaces in the area, this city caters most to those who love the outdoors. Al Khor residents have access to two great parks: Al Khor Park and Al Tawasaul Traditional Park. These parks offer playgrounds, tiny zoos, and plenty of green spaces.
Al Khor is also home to the Al Thakhira Nature Reserve, an exquisitely developed outdoor area filled with mangroves, beaches, and venues for kayaking activities.
Residential real estate in Al Khor includes townhomes, apartments, and villas.