Best compounds in Doha

Bachus
By Bachus

Now that I am been here a couple of months, I will soon need to leave the apartment my employer provides for temporary housing.

I am hoping for some suggestions about the best compounds in Doha. My family will be joining me, and we have a couple of young kids. What I want are good facilities, safe construction, and what seems to be most important from what I have read on QL: good maintenance and management. I don't want to spend my weekends repairing something I don't own or hassling the owners to do it.

Price is not a big concern. The company will pay up to 30,000 a month including utilities. It is a use-it-or-lose it benefit, so I don't get to keep any savings so no point in trying to go under the cap. The main thing is finding a good place.

Any suggestions of specific compounds. Experienced-based replies would be most appreciated. Realtors please don't send me PMs, because I have to go through the company agent.

Thanks--

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By MArFI• 8 years 4 months ago.
MArFI

Guys,

Good Day

I Know this is a lil bit old post ,butjust wanted your urgent assistance in knowing RasGas accommodation option(compound names) for senior Stuff...I will be joining them soon but till now they are not sure of the exact available options so they told me they will elaborate more upon arrival, but I need to make some "accommodation area "survey before arrival and any information you will provide will be of a great help

Thanks for the understanding and support

By HelenMS• 8 years 9 months ago.
HelenMS

Oh ignorance is such bliss about living in Doha..

Just love all these posts of inquiries.. huge expectations in the land of Qatar then reality hits.. big time.

Great feedback from agents I might say.. and to those looking ... you have to bite the bullet and just get out there for yourselves and look at what is available. Some good, some bad, some expensive and others reasonable. Lots of things to take into consideration!

Good luck everyone! :)

By Sorcha• 9 years 3 weeks ago.
Sorcha

Thank you - that is really interesting and helpful information. may I ask you a question? My husband and I are currently looking into a possible move to Doha from the UK. We would be looking for at least a 4 bed property with good maintenance, in a relatively quiet area, possibly near English curriculum schools (we have 3 kids). What sort of rents could we expect to pay each month for properties that would meet these criteria?

Many thanks, Sarah

By flatwater• 9 years 1 month ago.
flatwater

Hi Craig@MIrage,

Thank you for your thoughtful response and the pointer to the Townhouse. The townhouse looks wonderful from the pictures. However, we prefer the villas for the space and the yard and the privacy. We would be ideal renters though, since we are just the two of us, no kids, no pets. I understand there are about 34 villas that are nearing completion. So, if anyone is looking for a professional couple who will maintain their villas in good order, we are it. Let us know if one comes on the market.

Regards,

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By mirageproperty• 9 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
mirageproperty

The stand alone beach front villas can vary in quality, as all are privately owned and constructed to order by individual owners, a little like West Bay Lagoon,where the master developer dictates the finish of the exterior but has not control over the internal finish.

If you find a nicely finished one, chances are it will be at the far end of The Pearl,meaning prices will be reasonable. If you wait for the development of the immediate area, prices will obviously increase accordingly.

We presently have no stand alone villas on The Pearl, but do have a well located 4 Bed Townhouse, just go to mirageproperty.com, Ref: THM624

Good luck with the decision making.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By mirageproperty• 9 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
mirageproperty

Hi Newbie,

I know little about RasGas specific housing guidelines, but, if in line with other oil & gas companies, they will offer compound villa accommodation to families or senior staff.

Batchelor employees would normally be housed in an apartment complex, usually with facilities such as pool, gym etc.

Sorry I can;t be more help.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By flatwater• 9 years 1 month ago.
flatwater

We haven enjoyed our stay in the hotel managed villas in west bay for the past year....trying to decide whether to stay on or look for a villa. How about the sea facing villas in Pearl?

By newbieqatar• 9 years 4 months ago.
newbieqatar

My hubbie has been offered a position with Ras Gas ( Senior engineer).It seems we will be based in Doha for some time.Can anyone tell me where Ras gas puts up its employees in Doha...will it be a villa or an appartment?

By Marwan_T• 9 years 5 months ago.
Marwan_T

We Are Having some availability In the month of February and March at " ALFARDAN GARDENS" . Kindly send me a pm, or call me on 77207961.

Cheers!

By mirageproperty• 9 years 7 months ago.
mirageproperty

If you can private message me your email, i'll get one of my team to forward you the property details for the villa mentioned.

Regards

Craig at Mirage

By Troopa• 9 years 7 months ago.
Troopa

Sounds like an ideal canididate...Any chance you can send over details electroncially. i'll show my wife and we can maybe go see it when im over?

If i can find a cheaper apartment in the west bay area in the meantime then id be a very happy chap.

Regards

Neil

By mirageproperty• 9 years 7 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
mirageproperty

We have a small 10 villa compound, managed by ourselves, about 10 mins drive from Landmark and very close to where the new Ikea/Festival City site is being built. It has easy access to the Expressway (D Ring) and is close to London Intl School.

It's presently full but we have a villa coming available in next couple of months. There is also no issue with dogs, as long as they are kept under control.

Not sure if this fits as unsure from previous posts when you are arriving in Doha.

Regards

Craig at Mirage

By Troopa• 9 years 7 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Troopa

good advicedvice liz..my first task will be to start scho a bonus toool application...but near work will be a bonus

Children are 6 & 9 so looking for primary school in central north, east and west

By Liz-K• 9 years 7 months ago.
Liz-K

If your child is already of school age I advise you to find the school first and then look for a villa nearby. School places are very hard to find here.

By mubinkhan• 9 years 7 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
mubinkhan

there 1 villa available which is fully furnished with my frnd if u need u cn let me knw its in Ain Khalid area a good location area which Quit n calm rent wil also b in good budget so u cn call me on 66324647

By mirageproperty• 9 years 7 months ago.
mirageproperty

If we've already made contact that's great. Just keep in contact with Amanda and she'll update you regards anything new coming up in that area.

Regards schools, it all depends on age and curriculum you are looking for.

Regards

Craig at Mirage

By Troopa• 9 years 7 months ago.
Troopa

Because we couldnt bear to part with. Not ideal but i didnt lpok the job position it found me.

Hope that explains.

Anything else you need to know just ask

By snickers_boyz• 9 years 7 months ago.
snickers_boyz

why this guys comming to doha with dogs?

By Troopa• 9 years 7 months ago.
Troopa

Hello Craig

I have had an email with regard to one property from Amanda at Mirage.

I have been looking at that exact spot either Al Markhiya, Al Gharrafa, Landmark. So if you have anything else let me know. A number of my new colleagues are living in Al Gharrafa.

We have 3 dogs. One large Labrador and 2 medium cross breeds. Dog friendly compound essential i'm afraid.

Would be good to have a school in the vacinity. Have been looking at 4 schools. Any ideas on International schools in that area.

I am married but if we can, it would be nice to use one car but not essential.

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks

Troopa

By mirageproperty• 9 years 7 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
mirageproperty

Would be delighted to assist in your search for a suitable home. With your proposed budget you'll probably need to consider living just outside of the West Bay area, where Ashgals office is located. Locations around Landmark Mall would be good for yourself as there are plenty of villa compounds to choose from in Gharrafa and surrounds.

There will be an issue with the dog in some compounds but not all, much depends on size and breed.

Do you need to consider schools or just work location, also, assuming you're married, will your wife be driving as this will have an impact on location if she doesn't drive.

Please feel free to contact me if you need assistance and I can have one of my consultants email you with some options.

I hope we can be of help.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By Troopa• 9 years 7 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Troopa

Hi all...

Same again...

Flying in next to start a five year placement.

Need some advice on a friendly good value well kept dog friendly compound. Looking at around the 12 to 15 k mark fully furnished.

Will be working out of ashgals offices near the Sheraton.

Any advice gratefully received.

Also on a side note. Best way to transfer money back one a month to pay uk bills? Cheers

Troopa

By anonymous• 9 years 7 months ago.
anonymous

Just HiT: 66 0 60 931

By Marwan_T• 9 years 7 months ago.
Marwan_T

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

We are currently facing a full occupancy on our properties, and might have upcoming vacancies in the near future. Kindly call on 77207961 in order to add your name on the waiting list of the desired property, thank you!

By RyanCanuck• 9 years 7 months ago.
RyanCanuck

I like K's compound.

By mirageproperty• 9 years 7 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
mirageproperty

I hope you are well and look forward to welcoming you to Doha.

Regards your query, much will depend on where you will be working and which school you're hoping to get into. This is important as the daily commute can be pretty horrendous here.

As an approximate guideline, for a good quality 3 bed FF villa, in a reputable compound, you will pay anything from QR15,000 to QR25,000pm depending on location. For a 3 bed FF apt or Townhouse, again prices can range from QR12,000 to QR25,000pm, with the top end being for 'The Pearl' Townhouses.

In the past there was little variation in price here due to a housing shortage and the quality of accommodation being much the same wherever you looked. However, in the past 3 yrs, developments like 'The Pearl', West Bay apartment blocks and a number of better quality villa compounds have meant there is now a widening price gap between 'Prime' residential real estate and everything else out there. As prime housing is in fairly short supply at the moment, you'll find it leases for a premium.

Can I advise you take a look on our website www.mirageproperty.com to get a flavour of what is commonly available and, if you require more detailed info, contact us direct and we'll gather a little more info and narrow things down for you.

I hope that helps for now and look forward to being of further assistance.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By mubsy81• 9 years 7 months ago.
mubsy81

Hi guys, I'm new to the forum as I have only just been offered a job in Qatar. Not yet accepted but just want to get a feel for what accommodation is like in Doha. I have a wife and 2 kids, one is 4 and the other child in not just a few months. As I am from UK (and a little spoilt!!), I am looking for 5 star fully furnished accommodation . I really want a villa but if the cost is too much I am open to stay in a apartment. How much should I be expected to pay for a 3 bed Villa/Apartment in a nice location??

By mubsy81• 9 years 7 months ago.
mubsy81

Hi guys, I'm new to the forum as I have only just been offered a job in Qatar. Not yet accepted but just want to get a feel for what accommodation is like in Doha. I have a wife and 2 kids, one is 4 and the other child in not just a few months. As I am from UK (and a little spoilt!!), I am looking for 5 star fully furnished accommodation . I really want a villa but if the cost is too much I am open to stay in a apartment. How much should I be expected to pay for a 3 bed Villa/Apartment in a nice location??

By deedee• 9 years 7 months ago.
deedee

Please tell the powers to be to think of a new name for your properties. When it gets to Alfardan Gardens #25 it will be more than ridiculous.

By Marwan_T• 9 years 7 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Marwan_T

Greetings fellow seekers! The name is Marwan, and I work as a Leasing Consultant at Danat Qatar. We provide properties that are highly suitable for expats that are looking for a friendly atmosphere, mixed of different cultures such as Americans, Europeans, Canadians, etc... We are part of Alfardan Group and we are responsible of the following properties:

-Two Porto Arabia Tower (The Pearl) (Apartments)

-Majduleen Gardens (Abu Hamour) (VIllas)

-Alfardan Gardens 2 (Abu Sidra) (Villas)

-Alfardan Gardens 3 (Abu Hamour) (Villas)

-Alfardan Gardens 4 (Abu Hamour) (Villas)

-Alfardan Gardens 5 (Abu Sidra) (Villas)

-Alfardan Gardens 6 (Masila) coming soon... (Villas)

-Qanat Kartier (The Pearl) coming soon...(Apartments)

It's best for you to know that we do not take any commission whatsoever, just for the sake of a very simple reason and that is, we are the landlord.

I'll be more than happy to assist you with any inquiry.

You can reach me on 77207961 at anytime, cheers!

By j-mytrainer• 9 years 8 months ago.
j-mytrainer

Hope all is well,

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By flatwater• 9 years 9 months ago.
flatwater

Thanks to all for the helpful comments. We are in Doha and settling in. is that a dust storm today? It seems overcast! I think we are going to look for a villa in the Pearl. Hopefully, we will find someone who is interested in renting to a professional couple with no kids or pets that will take care of the villa.

By mirageproperty• 9 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
mirageproperty

Thanks for the enquiry re our Al Waab compound. You have no worries regards isolation, the compound is interconnected with our existing Al Waab villa compound which was built 18 months ago and is fully leased. Additionally we have a waiting list for the new apt compound meaning over 50% of it will be leased upon launch. Unfortunately, in your case, all of the 2 beds are effectively reserved and most of the 1 beds, but we still have a number of 3 beds available.

We will be taking reservation deposits within the next week or so, as we get firm up a definite start date. We will then have a better idea of actual availability, as some who tentatively reserved a while back may may have found elsewhere.

If you received no response to your propertyfinder enquiry, I must apologise, as we have had some major issues receiving emails from their site over the last couple of months. This issue has recently been resolved and we are now receiving all enquiries.

I hope that helps for now but feel free to come back to me if you need further info.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By Mr.andmrs.G• 9 years 10 months ago.
Mr.andmrs.G

Hello Craig,

We're moving to Doha at the start of November and we're looking for a 2 bedroom apartment. We came across the mirage property compound in Al Waab which is opening at the start of October. We're interested in knowing more about the compound. Our main concern is that since it just opened, the compound might be too empty and give us a feeling of isolation.

We previously sent our inquiry through property finder and mirage property official website and would really appreciate it if you could help us.

Thank you.

By mirageproperty• 9 years 10 months ago.
mirageproperty

there are a good range of villas available around the Aspire area, however you will struggle to find a decent one for under QR11-12,000. It's worth looking at Gharrafa area, further from Aspire but still within easy reach, you can also still find villas around the QR10-11,000 budget.

If you're interested in further info, either PM me with your contact details, or contact us through our website www.mirageproperty.com and one of my agents will come back to you.

By the way, unlike many other agents, we do not charge for our service.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

hi currently looking for a villa in a decent area where kids can play, fairly near Aspire, easy access to cambridge school, shops not really a problem. currently looking in Al Sadd really want a villa have three children and budget roughly 10,000 help me

By mirageproperty• 9 years 10 months ago.
mirageproperty

We would be delighted to help in finding you a home here in Doha.

Here, at Mirage, we have both our own properties and those of many independent landlords on offer, so have a wide choice of villas and apts to match all requirements an budgets.

If you'd care to give us a little more info about location, schooling, workplace etc we can narrow down a selection of villas for you as prices can vary quite wildly.

I'd advise initially taking a look on our website www.mirageproperty.com, where you will find the majoriy of our properties advertised with good quality images and google map locations. Once you've done this please feel free to contact us directly, via the enquiry button on the site, then one of my agents will be happy to assist you.

I hope we can be of help.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

currently after a 3 or 4 bedroom villa just wondering about the prices and so on

By mirageproperty• 9 years 10 months ago.
mirageproperty

Thanks for the enquiry.

Our Mirage Villa compound is presently fully leased with only 1 villa coming available in the next month, however this has rather along waiting list i'm afraid. We are just completing a neighbouing compound of 36 apts made up of 1,2 & 3 bed units, which will be available from 1st Oct, the 3 beds being priced at QR13,000 inc. of water and electric. You can find details on our website www.mirageproperty.com, just search by ref from the home page under ref: APM765.

I hope that helps for now, once you've had a look feel free to came back to me or contact us via the 'enquiry' button on the site for any further info.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By Q-Man• 9 years 10 months ago.
Q-Man

Hi Craig,

I'm currently looking for something in/near the 9 Pearls area. Mirage Villas sound interesting as well. I'm looking for 3 BR Compound homes. Could you provide more information. Thanks.

Q-Man

By swardz• 10 years 3 days ago.
Rating: 4/5
swardz

Flatwater I am not an agent or working for anyone but a fellow US expat. There is a great community of expats living at the Pearl. It is very convenient socially to live there. As far as furniture goes you can get some functional stuff here. With two of the major malls here closed there are a couple less options but still easy to get a placed furnished in a couple days. We flew to Dubai for the day and ordered from IKEA and the items arrived about 3 days later. Many of the apartments here are offered furnished.

By qwertyness• 10 years 2 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
qwertyness

Beverly Hills are usually pretty good, especially Beverly Hills Al Rayyan-- MASSIVE pool with two shallower sections for kids, as well as a second smaller pool, 2 gyms, coffee shop, squash courts, tennis courts, basketball court, clubhouse, dry cleaner, grocery store (that delivers), and decent maintenance. There are villas and flats there too.

By mirageproperty• 10 years 2 weeks ago.
mirageproperty

Good luck with your search and please feel free to contact us should you need any assistance.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By flatwater• 10 years 3 weeks ago.
flatwater

Wow! eight bathrooms! That is not what I had envisioned.

We tend to entertain for business and for pleasure. We would probably look for a well appointed, four bed room, house with an open floor plan for entertaining. Hopefully, we can find a house that fits this description in the west bay lagoon area. I believe this is the area where most of the embassy staff live. Is that correct?

Twenty years ago, we did an offsite assignment in India. We had our two kids in tow, and could not find an international school of any consequence. So, working with the consulate staff, we helped start the American International School in Chennai, India. It opened its door at the Russian Cultural Center. Our kids were among the initial cohort of seven students, I volunteered to teach and my DH served as the founding board member. Now, I hear that the American International School in Chennai is this sprawling complex. I think we would enjoy living in an environment where we can get to meet interesting people from all over the world, develop new friendships, and contribute meaningfully to the community that we live and work in.

Thanks for all the great info...

Best,

By Bachus• 10 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
Bachus

Domestic assistance is essential. If it is a small place, you probably won't need a full time maid, and it is easy enough by word of mouth to locate someone to come and clean a couple of times of week.

If you are considering the hotel residences, you might like at the Grand Hyatt in West Bay options. They have a variety of sizes, good facilities, and a nice little beach. I was there for about six months. The downside of these places, however, is that it is hard to develop much of a sense of community with the high turnover--mostly people passing through for a couple of months. If you go the compound route, it's easy to settle in. Just select a large compound--better facilities, usually better maintenance, and more choice of new friends. The larger compounds will have a nice pool, clubhouse, restaurant, small park, gym and tennis courts. Ours has tennis coaches and hosts various socials for the residents. You'd have to go out of your way not to make friends.

Plenty of people in your demographic, but most expats seems to have children in tow (but then I have young kids and that's my very narrow world). My advice is to use the weekends to travel regionally as much as possible. Doha's airport is a good hub with flights just about everywhere. Those couples I know who are kids-free generally do this and love it.

Good luck with your move.

By Mandilulur• 10 years 4 weeks ago.
Mandilulur

My housekeeper has Fridays and Saturdays off. By Saturday afternoon I can see my footprints in the dust on my marble floors. I also have eight bathrooms between the villa and pool house. I am SO not scrubbing eight toilets!

Mandi

By flatwater• 10 years 4 weeks ago.
flatwater

Nomerci, Mandi and Bachus,

Thnx much for your response. We were leaning to West Bay Lagoon as well. Of course, we have only read about it. Another option we have been considering is the town homes at the Four Seasons. It is not that big, but it comes with the turn down services which is a plus!

Not sure we like the idea of having maids and other help around the house. At the same time, we are told that it is difficult to maintain a big villa without help. I suspect it gets a bit dusty and needs frequent vacuuming and cleaning? How do you guys manage? Do you have hired help around the house?

We thought about bringing our furniture with us, but decided against it. Wanted to avoid damaging the good furniture.

By the way, we are a late 40's couple. Are there lot of folks in the demographics? How does one get to make friends? Run into people at the compound? Mall? Other gathering place?

Craig@Mirage, thanks for the info. I will check it out.

Best,

By mirageproperty• 10 years 4 weeks ago.
mirageproperty

There are a wide variety of compounds available in Doha, but not so many that are well managed and, as you say, upscale. Much will depend on your available budget and required location, if any, with schools not being a concern!!

If you take a look on our website www.mirageproperty.com this will give you a general idea of what you can get for your money, and also includes google map locations and high res images. Once you've browsed through the site please feel free to contact us via the enquiry button and we'll ensure an agent gets in touch to provide more detailed info.

Please be assured we offer a professional real estate service and unlike many other agents do not charge you, the customer, for our services.

I hope we can be of assistance and look forward to welcoming you to Qatar.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By mirageproperty• 10 years 4 weeks ago.
mirageproperty

Thanks for the enquiry and apologies for the delayed response.

We'd be delighted to assist you in your search for a safe and secure home for you and your family. Please if you could private message me, we can contact directly or you can send a message through our website www.mirageproperty.com, just mark it for my attention.

I look forward to being of assistance.

Kind regards

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By Mandilulur• 10 years 4 weeks ago.
Mandilulur

I'd recommend West Bay Lagoon for a couple without children. We've been happy there.

Mandi

By Bachus• 10 years 4 weeks ago.
Rating: 4/5
Bachus

I agree with Mandi. Al Fardan towers is nice as well (the Al Fardan group owns a number of compounds and complexes, and is generally well-though-of for quality and maintenance).

Most compounds have a fully furnished option. Furnishing here are typically grossly over-priced and lacking in diversity and quality--plenty of exceptions but finding them take a great deal of effort. So if you are planning to furnish it yourselves, you should plan on bringing much of it with you.

By nomerci• 10 years 4 weeks ago.
Rating: 2/5
nomerci

flatwater, I'd recommend al Fardan garden compound. Nice place, furnished and unfurnished villas available.

By flatwater• 10 years 4 weeks ago.
Rating: 4/5
flatwater

We are a professional couple getting ready to move to Doha from the US. Our kids are off of our pay roll (hooray) and on their own. We are footloose and fancy free, looking forward to our first expat adventure in 20 years. We want to make the most of our time in Doha, meet new people, make new friends, take in the culture, enjoy the beauty of the region, travel, and simply have a good time. Our plan is to spend our kids inheritance :)and work and travel and enjoy life as much as we can, while we can.

Could you recommend

1) a well managed, upscale, cosmopolitan, friendly and outgoing compound to live hassle free?

2) if the place is not furnished, can you recommend a place to buy nice furniture and accessories? Or do you recommend that we ship from the US?

3) recommend a few places to take in local arts and culture?

Thank you

By zarah747• 10 years 1 month ago.
zarah747

Tomas ,My husband just booked a villa at Le Mirage Village I think the agent was BeHomes...if you interested could ask for the agent's number.

By anonymous• 10 years 1 month ago.
anonymous

beverly hills compounds the best

By tgch2• 10 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
tgch2

Dear Craig,

I am interested in talking to you as my family and I will move from the US to Doha within the next three months. Actually, I will be arriving in Doha by the end of June. My family will join in late August. I would appreciate some assistance on finding a home, a place to live. I believe I will be working in the Al Saad Area on C Ring Road. We have a 3-year-old son who might start going to school relatively soon. My wife and my son will stay home most of the time, however, they need places near by to go to entertain the little man, grocery shopping, all of this in a safely manner. I am concerned about driving patterns in Doha.

We have not sorted out the dilemma of bringing our furniture with us or leaving it here. We are more inclined to take it with us, nonetheless, your help on this issue would be appreciated.

I read your comment dated on 14/6/2011 and coincides with suggestions from a friend's friend who lives in Al fardan 1 and my on-line finding of Le Mirage Properties (Executive Apartments, Villages, etc.). I actually sent a message to Le Mirage Villages via their website but I have not heard anything back from them. This was several weeks ago.

I would appreciate your attention to this message immensely. Thank you very much in advance for all help lent in our home hunting.

Kindest Regards,

Tomás

By Lea989• 10 years 7 months ago.
Lea989

Craig,

I have been offered a teaching position by the Ta'allum

Group at one oftheir schools (Al Maha Academy for Girls). When I inquired as to where I would live, they stated that they had 3 locations and I would be paced at one. What is the names of their 3 locations. What do they look like? The accommodations would be just for me.

Thank-you for any information you can provide.

Lea 989

By Bachus• 10 years 11 months ago.
Bachus

Thanks for the great posts everyone. My company has an arrangement for some West Bay villas with Al Fardan group (I think), and we've decided to move into one of those.

By gizol• 10 years 12 months ago.
gizol

http://www.qatarmap.org/compoundto find location of above mentioned compounds.

By magistral• 11 years 2 weeks ago.
Rating: 2/5
magistral

Hi Craig,

Laguna beach by Alfardan is even better...

Good choice Bachus. I was the one who showed you the villa.

See You Soon.

Guys We have only One left (will be available in September)

Mohamed Anis

55485697

By yahrah• 11 years 2 weeks ago.
yahrah

dont go to west bay lagoon, there's always problem in water.

By mirageproperty• 11 years 2 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
mirageproperty

Excellent compounds 2 & 5 probably the best...kids will have great time..

By jpa• 11 years 3 weeks ago.
jpa

Do you want to be her neighbor? Good luck....

http://www.bhomes.com/Qatar/residential/lease/Doha/West_Bay_Lagoon/West_Bay_lagoon/277920.xhtml

By fishermanalex• 11 years 3 weeks ago.
fishermanalex

you guys will never ever change ,u high jck the topic with all this nonsense issues.

and never give the topic owner any correct reply.

and when some one tries to help you start your criticizim like you are the most knowledgeable person in the world

(criticizim ) i wrote it wrongly just to see some of ur ugly comments on my bad spelling mistakes

Respect the topic owner and if u do not know the subject it is better to keep ur mouth shut

By mirageproperty• 11 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
mirageproperty

Hi, My names Craig, I am MD of Mirage Properties, both a real estate agent and landlord so offer our own properties plus those of other landlords.

I agree with a lot of the advice you have received so far and can add the following impartial advice.

The Pearl, although stylish and sophisticated is not a great place to raise your kids, more suited to couples and singles looking for 'cafe culture'.

Al Fardan Compounds are well built and very well thought out + well maintained. The best being Al Fardan 1,2 & 5, although Al Fardan 1 is in an horrendous location close to the airport, where traffic is a nightmare. AlFardan 2 & 5 are located close to Villaggio Mall on Al Waab street, they are a little further out than most but close enough to schools and amenities not to be too much of an issue and the quality makes up for the extra distance.

You may also want to consider Green Village, on Al Waab St, which is an excellent compound but rarely has availability.

You then have the West Bay area, either West Bay Lagoon, where you will find stand alone villas or small compounds of 6-10 villas, located close to the beach, spacious but little in the way of amenities for the kids, here you're paying for location.

Close to West Bay Business district you will find some older compounds such as Al Jazi Gardens, one of the original compounds in Doha, but still one of the most sought after. This is due to the size of the villas, the facilities and the fact villas have real gardens as opposed to yards.

All of the above are compounds owned by various landlords/developers who work with us and other agents.

Additionally we have 'Mirage Villas - Al Waab' a brand new compound of just 40 villas which we manage and maintain ourselves. Released only a month ago and from client feedback so far, the standard of finish is better than anything you will find here in Doha. Although a small compound in comparison to the Al Fardans and Al Jazis, we have packed in a lot of facilities and have a beautifully landscaped pool area and great Club House. The compound is on AL Waab St, located close to the Doha Expressway, Villaggio Mall and is 2 mins drive from 2 of the best schools in Doha, The American School & Doha College.

If any of the above sounds of interest or you just want a bit more info just get in touch and I can send you a weblink to the various property details on our site or I can pass on to your company agent who we'd be happy to work with.

I hope you found this useful.

Kind regards

Craig at Mirage

By Pathfinder 4 Sale• 11 years 3 weeks ago.
Pathfinder 4 Sale

Sorry

By bomor• 11 years 4 weeks ago.
bomor

Ain Khaled gate

By magistral• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
magistral

Frenchieman merci pour la pub :)

Bachus I'm a leasing consultant working in AlFardan Properties. Just to confirm that we have 6 compound villas. We have also one Tower At the pearl and one tower in Westbay.

I think the best Option for you will be Alfardan Laguna Beach in Westbay Lagoon. it is realy nice with huge backyard, perfect for Barbecue Party.

Please do not hesitate to contact me

Anis

55485697

By frenchieman• 11 years 1 month ago.
frenchieman

I'm not the one looking for a place, expatq. I'm very happy where I am--excellent views, spacious, good facilities and (most important) well maintained under superior management (at least by Qatar standards).

By Vegas• 11 years 1 month ago.
Vegas

Live in pearl...

By Vegas• 11 years 1 month ago.
Vegas

Get a pearl....LOL

By expatq• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
expatq

i wonder why no one mentioned albustan villages near ramada hotel. it is one of the oldest and best maintained compounds i have seen. space between villas is better than alfardan, nd the location is central. only problem will be availability.good luck frenchie

By Milky_BarKid• 11 years 1 month ago.
Milky_BarKid

deedee is right pick a compound which is closer to the schools and easy accessible for you to your work place. One thing no one above mentioned above is your budget and how much you want to spend per month on a decent accomodation. Cost will play a major part in your decision. If the cost is not an issue then what the people have suggested above seems to be a fair representation of the compound in Doha.

By deedee• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
deedee

your children's school. You won't be happy living in AlFardan 1 (near the airport) if you work in Ras Laffan and your kids go to school at DESS. Location of work/school is VERY important.

By seasons• 11 years 1 month ago.
seasons

I'm with frenchieman! Way to go!!!

By Bachus• 11 years 1 month ago.
Bachus

Thanks for the comments. The HR agent gave me a list of suggested places, but I always feel better have some other opinions. And these are a big help.

By New Life• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
New Life

I have looked around some expensive compounds and these little horrors were visible even there. Why not let your company agent give you a list and go visit, and go visit alot of places until you are happy. Make sure the pool is well maintained and clean cause your two will be in the pool alot. Reasonforsmile is correct, try to get somewhere near and aroundabout villagio so you and the family can get to the shops and entertainment without having to sit in traffic and its only 40 minutes to the beach. You will not be at the beach that often anyway 'cause its too hot so not that reasonable to live near one. The Pearl is very impressive but more for the single crowd and I dont think your kids will be impressed by it unless they like to flex the plastic and parade around in their best threads in the cafe's. When you find a good compound spend some time chatting with people at the pool before you decide to move in. Dont focus on a fantastic lookin place focus on where your kids will be happiest then you will have a quiet life. Anyway, with that sort of money you can get a fantastic place and the maintenance should be A1.

By anonymous• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

Than try to look something near Villagio or Hayat Plaza road.Or try to look something near Holiday Inn.Everything desired by young kids and big family is available nearby..Sea Sea Sea.What is important with kids a good grocery store with a big multiplex and stadium nearby or sea all the time???

By anonymous• 11 years 1 month ago.
anonymous

Alright Frenchieman, believe it or not but your response sounds very intelligent and diplomatic at the same time, even though i may have sounded a bit rude aswell so i apologize & also i think you should consider a career in predicting so long as you don't try to predict the world coming to an end....lol

I agree with Suhail Shaker, i think that may aswell be the best answer as far as "The Pearl issue" is concerned!

Cheers :)

By nomerci• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
nomerci

I agree with Frenchieman, Al Fardan are pretty much the best in town. There are also some nice villas in the West Bay Lagoon, I think 30.000QR will get you something decent, maybe with beach access ,there.

By Suhail Shaker• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
Suhail Shaker

I am not a big fan of the pearl, but at the pearl you can get townhouses and great facilities, not necessarily an apartment. Also, not all buildings at the pearl are the same. Quality varies depending on the developer and on management company.

You can also, rent a stand alone villa at the west bay, with a pool and a lot of space.

Al Fardan has decent compounds all around Doha. It all depends on the kids' schools and proximity to your office.

Your best bet is to find a good real estate agent and have them find you a place that suites your requirements. If you like, I can share some contacts with you.

Send me a message.

By frenchieman• 11 years 1 month ago.
frenchieman

Williams--it's not careless. I made a prediction, and three minutes later someone fulfilled it (and with a cheesy agent advertisement). Happens every time on these threads. I just wanted to give the gentleman a fair warning ahead of time.

I never called you a name, but then you insult me and my nation. Very classy and sure to win the OP's business and persuade him to join you out at the Pearl. LOL.

By anonymous• 11 years 1 month ago.
anonymous

I just read the post by Frenchieman and you've carelessly used the word "Idiot"

I just wonder how do people like you manage to survive and make a living amongst we human beings!.... please you're no longer in France!!! Be Civilized!!!

By Khanan• 11 years 1 month ago.
Khanan

With Frenchie..

apart from AL Fardan, Beverly Hills Compounds by Al Asmakh Properties..

By frenchieman• 11 years 1 month ago.
frenchieman

See what I mean Bachus?

By anonymous• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

You seem like a big boy so come join me out here on the Pearl, close to the Lagoon it's the best address in Qatar so far and you'll get the best facilities i know of a good agent that can assist your company agent her name is Nicky & she works with a comapany called LS: mail her if you're interested

nike@lskeepmoving.com

Cheers Mate.

By frenchieman• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
frenchieman

No place I have seen is great, but the Al Fardan group is decent and better than most. They have four or five large compounds in various areas. I've been to three and they are very similar as far as I can tell.

Avoid small compounds, because that usually means less facilities and bad maintenance that is not on site.

Some idiot will instinctively say the Pearl, but quality and maintenance varies enormously there. It also means apartment living rather than compound living. IMHO there are better towards in Doha if that is what you want.

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