A country where 88% of the population is made up of expats must have a lot to offer to attract foreigners in such high numbers.

If you didn’t get the hint, we are talking about Qatar, the tiny oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that offers several attractive qualities for expats. It has one of the highest GDPs in the world, which signifies the high standard of living Qatar has to offer. If you are planning to move here alone or with your family, you might be looking for an apartment for rent in Qatar.

Over 90% of the population lives in Doha, the capital city. This is where you will find the best properties for rent. FGREALTY is one of the most popular real estate brokers in Qatar that expats choose for assistance. We have helped foreigners navigate the real estate Qatar market for over a decade.

Here are the tips we have for you to find an excellent apartment for rent in Qatar easily.

Know what kind of properties are available for rent 

The Qatar government has recently opened its real estate market to foreigners. Now expats can own freehold properties in areas recognized by the Office for Non-Qatari Real Estate Ownership. But still, a majority of expats choose to rent because it provides them with an alternative over hotels and proves to be cheaper than buying a property. This is why around 60% of all properties in Qatar are available for residential renting.

The sheer variety of apartments for rent in Doha will amaze you. From decent one-bedroom apartments to fully-furnished luxury apartments and villas. The rents in Qatar are high because of the high demand for residential properties. However, according to Colliers International, expats can live a comfortable life even when most spend one-third of their income on rent because other utilities here are cheaper. With an array of Qatar living apartment options available, you can always find a property that best matches your requirements.

Hire a real estate broker 

Renting apartments in Qatar is a big decision, especially if you are an expat. Knowledge of the real estate market where you want to rent Qatar living apartment is mandatory to get the best deals. Hiring a real estate broker like FGREALTY offers an easy solution. We have a team of professional real estate agents with an extensive network. Since 2012, we have helped thousands of expats find the best apartments for rent in Qatar, matching their income, requirements, and lifestyle.

A real estate broker can provide you with stability when renting. We help you throughout the process of renting real estate, including rental negotiations and drawing up the contract. Our agents also ensure that all information is understood and understood during Arabic to English translation. Furthermore, FGREALTY offers you the best apartments for rent in Doha.

You can check out all the available Apartment for rent in Doha.

This one-bedroom full-furnished hotel apartment in Doha is best for individuals. It has all the available amenities, including an executive bedroom, open kitchen, swimming pool, gym, and spa.

And, if you are moving in with your family, you will need a spacious apartment for rent in Qatar. We recommend this fully furnished 3-bedroom apartment located in the heart of Msheireb, Doha, which is one of the most exclusive apartments for rent in Doha. You get one main bedroom with an attached bathroom, an open kitchen equipped with cupboards and reliable appliances, a storage room, and a laundry room. 

Rent privately 

Another option to explore Real estate Qatar options is through private rentals. This involves checkout out available Qatar living apartment rental listings in classified newspapers. You can also reach out to the apartment management about available options.

One of the advantages of renting apartments privately in Qatar is that you don’t have to pay a broker fee, usually equivalent to two weeks’ rent. On the downside, finding suitable apartments for rent this way can take a while. Furthermore, as legal contracts are usually in Arabic, you will have to hire a reliable translation service to translate them into English. You must have the Arabic version of the agreement as well because, in court, it is the only accepted version.


Renting is wise if you are not planning to stay for long. Taking assistance from a real estate broker to find the best apartment for rent in Qatar is an advisable move. It saves you a lot of time and effort. The assistance you get for rental negotiations and contracts is a big plus.

FGREALTY is your partner in searching for rent apartments in Doha. Our real estate agents can easily connect you with the most luxurious and vetted properties.

By Manali