FROM THE MD's DESK...

Explore the glittering world of gems and jewellery with GIA

The Middle East region has a rich heritage. Its modern-day significance as a global hub for trade, commerce and tourism, makes it one of the leading centres for gems and jewellery in the world. Today, the region stands as an independent diamond trading centre of global significance, alongside Antwerp, New York and Mumbai.


Known as ‘The World's Foremost Authority in GemologyTM, GIA is considered the last word in gemmological education, research and laboratory services. Whether you are a student in search of a career, a professional who wants to further his or her prospects or a buyer who wants to take an informed decision, you will find a treasure house of knowledge and expertise here.


We offer students in the region all the benefits of the world-class education that GIA has to offer. Whether you choose one of our renowned diploma programmes or enroll in short term courses or decide to pursue your education through GIA’s distance learning format, you will receive expert training and the world’s most admired qualifications in the gems and jewellery industry.


Students learn in state-of- the-art classrooms usingthe latest instruments. Our passionate and experienced faculty ensures that student become market-ready with the specialized training needed to succeed in this industry. Through the traveling classes, we bring our education directly to students and employers in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon, Turkey and key cities in the region.


Our facilities in Jumeriah Lakes Towers provide easy access not only to GIA education, but also to the Institute’s world-class laboratory services for diamonds, coloured stones, and pearls.


We have been working very closely with trade bodies and government institutions like Dubai Pearl Exchange (DPE), Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG), and the Ministry of Industry & Commerce - Kingdom of Bahrain, National Institute for Vocational Education (NIVE), Jewellery Exporters' Association (JTR), Turkish Jewellery Association and Soni Samaj, Dubai to serve the region better. With government cooperation and support of the Bahrain Laboratory and respective government departments, we reach out to gems and jewellery industry throughout the Middle East.


Thank you for welcoming us and welcome to GIA.
Ms. Nirupa Bhatt,
Managing Director – GIA in India & Middle East