A Lebanese writer, he obtained a PhD in comparative literature from the New Sorbonne University and a degree in French literature from the Faculty of Education in Beirut. Currently he is a professor of French literature at the Lebanese University in Beirut, Editorialist and literary critic at L’Orient Express and L’Orient Littéraire.
His novel June Rain was nominated for the 2008 Arabic Booker Prize and has been translated in several languages. He has translated several literary works from French into Arabic.
Douaihy has also published short story collections and children’s books.