About GIA in Middle East

GIA’s laboratory take-in facility and education location in Dubai, a branch of GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., suspended its operations on Dec. 31, 2019. GIA continually evaluates all of our global locations. The difficult decision to suspend our Dubai operations to align GIA’s resources with our mission priorities was made after careful analysis and consideration.


This location has offered the on-campus Graduate Diamonds program, distance education lab classes and professional development classes since 2008 and laboratory take-in services since 2010.


Students who wish to continue their GIA education or need to complete required lab classes within a credentialed distance education program may enroll through another GIA global location.


Laboratory clients who have previously used the take-in facility in Dubai may submit stones to any other GIA laboratory or take-in facility.