Douma was chosen as one of the best tourism villages by the UNWTO in 2023.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of tourism that is responsible, sustainable and universally accessible.
The “UNWTO Tourism for Rural Development” is a program that aims to support development and helps rural areas grow, it also strives to boost innovations and promote eco-friendly actions.
The villages are evaluated based on nine key features, including Cultural and Natural Resources, Promotion and Conservation of Cultural Resources, Economic Sustainability, Social Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability, Tourism Development and Value Chain Integration, Governance and Prioritization of Tourism, Infrastructure and Connectivity, and Health, Safety, and Security.
Douma is administratively part of the Batroun district, located 29 km from Batroun and stands at an altitude of 1070 m.
It’s distinguished by an exceptional architectural, natural and cultural heritage and houses more than 240 traditional houses, most of them covered in red tiles.
Douma’s traditional old souk is filled with shops selling goods and crafts, it’s a place where each visitor can explore and experience the rich cultural heritage of Douma.
It is also known for its high-quality olive oil, sweet apples, excellent vineyards and animal products, as well as the production of Ice cream and Raha, the famous sweet pastry covered with a thin layer of icing sugar.