The global diamond industry now has a new, state-of-the-art option for meeting the need for trusted, efficient, and recognized science-based diamond grading services. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) opened the GIA Laboratory DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) in Dubai on February 19, 2024.

“Opening a GIA laboratory in the important global diamond center of Dubai is a significant step in expanding our services to advance our important consumer protection mission and meet the needs of the industry,” said Tom Moses, GIA executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer.

“As an industry leader for research, education, and grading, we are delighted that the GIA now becomes an integral part of the new silk route in the global diamond supply chain, further highlighting the strategic role Dubai plays within it,” said Ahmed bin Sulayem, DMCC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The establishment of the GIA DMCC Laboratory at Uptown Tower adds significant value not only for our free zone members but also for the wider industry, particularly when it comes to speeding up cycle times.

” The new GIA location will be limited to servicing only clients operating in the Dubai free trade zones and cannot accept submissions from other locations in Dubai but will soon be able to accept intake from other countries. Services performed in Dubai will be for D-to-Z diamonds weighing up to 3.99 carats.

Clients must have a reserved and approved appointment prior to submission. For further details and to make an appointment, please contact

Located in a custom-designed space on two floors in a premier location in the newly constructed Uptown Tower and operating under the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) authority, the GIA Laboratory DMCC is designed for maximum efficiency.

Clients may contact the GIA Laboratory DMCC at or call +971 4 875 0700.