About GIA in Middle East

GIA began its Middle East operations in 2008, based out of the Dubai Airport Free Zone Area (DAFZA). Today, the GIA campus located at the prestigious Jumeirah Lakes Towers offers vocational training programmes in addition to serving as the take-in window for the Middle East region. Since being established, GIA in the Middle East has expanded its reach across several key cities in the region.


Retailers, national and international chains, manufacturers and gemstone dealers across the entire GCC region turn to GIA Middle East for the professional training and expert laboratory services they need to conduct business with integrity and confidence.


GIA in the Middle East offers laboratory services like diamond grading, coloured diamond grading, LASER inscription, gemmological identification of coloured gems and pearls and diamond sealing service. Retailers, manufacturers and gemstone dealers can directly submit their stones at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers facility, to receive a GIA grading report for diamonds, coloured stones and pearls.


Known worldwide as the “Harvard of the gem and jewellery industry”, GIA offers world-class training in various aspects of gemmology, sales, design, merchandising etc. While reaching out to trade members with our customised training programmes, GIA also conducts specialized courses for consumers in gems and jewellery.


Working closely with businesses, trade bodies and educational institutions, GIA has been relentlessly working towards providing the required knowledge to support business goals in the Middle East. GIA has been conducting regular classes in major trade centres across Middle East including UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.