Damour is a Lebanese Christian town that is south of Beirut, part of Greater Beirut. The name of the town is derived from the name of the Phoenician god Damoros who symbolized immortality (ديمومة in Arabic).
In 2009, Damour was selected as the future site of the first artificial island off the coast of Lebanon. The project is set to start construction later this year.
Beirut-based developer, Noor Investment Holding has presented a detailed explanation of the Cedar Island project to the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) and is waiting for approval.