GIA’s laboratory take-in facility and education location in Dubai, a branch of GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., will close by Dec. 31, 2019. The lab take-in facility is no longer accepting stones for submission.
GIA continually evaluates all of our global locations. The difficult decision to close our Dubai operation 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.
The Dubai school location will continue to operate through Dec. 31, 2019. We are committed to fulfilling our obligations to our students and will continue to provide quality educational services during this closure period. 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.
GIA’s Education Department, located in Carlsbad, California, U.S., will serve as the record retention center for the Dubai location. Students may order transcripts or replacement diplomas or certificates by contacting [email protected].
Laboratory clients who have previously used the take-in facility in Dubai may submit stones to any other GIA laboratory or take-in facility. Please contact your client service representative with any questions.
We thank the GIA faculty and staff, as well as the clients, students and alumni in the Middle East, for their support of GIA, and we will continue to provide education programs and laboratory services from our other GIA locations.