Expatriates in Qatar have had a turbulent year and whether it’s moving houses or finding jobs, the pandemic has ensured uncertainty is the one thing all expats have in common. With fluctuating rents and massive job cuts, making year-long commitments and large investments into apartments can be challenging.

Which is why, every expat in Doha should consider the long-stay apartments at Centara West Bay Hotel and Residences. Nestled in the country’s vibrant business district, the property has fabulous fully-furnished apartments highlighted by large spaces, modern decor and stunning views – all of this without the risk and long-term commitments of the usual long-term lease agreements. Whether you’re looking at renting month by month, or a year at a time, Centara has the flexibility to make it happen.

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Convenient Location

For expats looking to live the high city life, book an apartment in Doha’s classiest financial district with stylish boutiques, offices and the city’s best restaurants just steps away.

Besides living in one of Qatar’s safest locations which is directly adjacent to the Diplomatic area, Centara West Bay is a short walk from the Metro station, the Corniche and the City Center mall.

With its proximity to other key locations in Qatar such as Katara, West Bay Lagoon, The Pearl-Qatar and Al Bidda Park, it is an ideal location for expats looking to optimise their housing experience. Additionally, a beautification project will commence in the New Year to open beach access across the road.

Comfortable and Elegant Living Spaces

The living spaces are also comfortable, spacious and elegantly modern. Expect a stunning apartment with large floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of daylight and sweeping vistas across the palm-tree lined Corniche and the sparkling turquoise waters of Qatar.

There are 172 spacious units ranging from fully-equipped studios to three-bedroom apartments and luxurious penthouse suites. The decor is as elegant and sophisticated as it is soothing and cosy. Modular kitchens include dishwashers, dryers and washers, all of which ensure full-fledged home living. Every bedroom has its own bathroom.

All apartments are fully serviced 24/7 and feature separate living and dining areas. Housekeeping is available twice a week and residents get a 20% discount on laundry. Each apartment is also fully renovated prior to new tenant check-in, and guests essentially get to live in brand-new apartments when checking in.

Pack Up and Leave Anytime

Rent can be paid on a month-to-month basis without the need for a long-term commitment, making it convenient to pack up and depart at any point. The rent includes electricity, air conditioning, Internet and Wi-Fi, TV and water, with no additional hidden charges. Guests don’t need to settle any bills or get deposits back when vacating. The rent can also be settled by credit cards from which you can maximise reward points.

Best Dining Options

Centara West Bay is a paradise for foodies and is home to some of Doha’s best dining options. For those who don’t want to prepare their own meals, order excellent Middle Eastern, Thai or International food straight to your room. There are special beverage packages as well as happy hours available for room service.

Other dining options include family dining, ready-made meals, as well as half- and full-board services. For those who want to dine out, a tabletop buffet Thai Kitchen at Caprice is available every Thursday. The restaurant also has a selection of Asian and European dishes which can be ordered for lunch and dinner.

A Michelin-starred chef’s progressive take on Indian cuisine is also up for grabs at Dalchini, one of Qatar’s recently listed top 4 Indian restaurants. Make sure to book in advance for the weekly Social Brunch on Fridays, as it’s usually sold out. The latest outlet to open, The Mezze House, brings a perfect balance of modern and delectable Lebanese bites and special beverage mixes to transport you and give you that much-needed vacation feel. Chill out at the Pool Bar with quick bites and snacks or indulge in a coffee, tea and healthy menu at the Cenfit Café. Avail a fantastic 20% discount at all food and beverages outlets.

Additional Amenities

The thoughtfully planned amenities ensure an incredible experience for any expat who signs up. The fitness centre includes a yoga and aerobics studio along with steam and sauna rooms for men and women (and guests get 20% off on all memberships and classes). Take a dip in the temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool while the little ones splash around in the kids’ pool or spend time at the supervised kids’ club.

The apartments are not just ideal for families, they also provide an ideal accommodation for single corporates. Working from home? The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi across the property and flexible meeting venues.

For more information, call 4009 5555 or visit centarahotelsresorts.com.