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Jounieh Floating Island: Putting Lebanon on the International Map

By Nogarlicnoonions @nogarlicnoonion

Jounieh Floating Island: A Record Braking Project in the making… Here in Lebanon

Jounieh Floating Island Resort is the first floating island in the world based on the Dhow-4 technology, it is expected to be at sea in summer 2015. The JFIR is five star hotel, surface area is 3400 sqm, length is 74 m, width 46 m, includes 64 rooms, 80 cabins, a roof top restaurant, a sea side restaurant, a nightclub, and various sea-sport activities.

Unlike a boat which is a closed box in the sea, with difficult access to the water – large cruisers have a main deck of 5 m up to 15 m- and the process of getting to the water involves the captain’s permission, shutting down the engines, climbing down a stair or lowering an artificial aft deck – And that seldom happens- and thus the passengers have to swim in a small enclosed swimming pool on deck. A floating island is a large floating structure with a main deck 1 to 2 m above sea level, highly stable under wave action giving the feeling of a natural island in direct contact with the sea water. Therefore it can be a private villa, a scientific marine base, a casino, a housing/accommodation base for offshore drilling, a coast guard base… and as for the Jounieh Floating Island it is a complete sea resort, with a hotel, gym, nightclub, restaurant, sea sport activities, and much more.

The Floating Island industry is based on the technology and the design developed by and patented to Dr. Abdullah Daou. Being a novelty in marine industry, the know-how is Lebanese, and the add value to be determined has no competition. It’s a huge market out there to be explored, and this market is protected by an exclusive Lebanese Know-How, and covered by vast sea areas rendering production possible from the coast of Lebanon to all the seas of the world.

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