The Jounieh Floating Island Resort is a planned five-star hotel with a surface area of 3,400 square meters, including 64 rooms, 80 cabins and a rooftop restaurant, floating in Jounieh Bay. (Beirutinternational.com)
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The world's "first floating island," currently under construction and destined for Jounieh Bay, has been rejected by municipality officials as incompatible with the seaside resort town.Frem said the Municipal Council had decided not to grant permission for the project, which was to launch in Jounieh in summer 2015The Daou family has been working on the world's "first floating island" for 15 years.Founder and Chairman Abdullah Daou told The Daily Star that the company received legal permission for the project from the municipality when Juan Hbeich was mayor of Jounieh, a year before Frem was elected.
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