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DMCC launches Dubai Design Academy to support trade with specialized industry talent

26 september 2019

DMCC inaugurated the Dubai Design Academy (DDA) on 24 September 2019, offering exclusive jewellery-design programme. DDA will equip students with innovative design development training and practical experience of the very latest CAD designing and manufacturing technology shaping the modern jewellery design Industry. 

Image credit: DMCC

Located at Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), DDA is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, and has an educational partnership with Gemvision USA. Professional courses are designed for various levels of jewellery professionals and enthusiasts, whilst simultaneously creating new career path for young talent.
To mark the launch, DMCC staged a networking event in the Almas Conference Centre (ACC).  Many VIPs and 100 leading Dubai-based jewellers attended to receive a guided tour of the facility and a briefing on its mission to supply the market with specialised industry talent.
“Tasked with driving commodity trade through Dubai, it is imperative for DMCC to communicate with the market and respond accordingly. From our engagement with the jewellery sector, we discovered that there was a sizable gap in human capital and a real concern about the talent available in the region to secure its future. This is precisely why DMCC launched the Dubai Design Academy,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC.
“In time, this innovative project will supply the market with the forward thinking, technically sound and entrepreneurial-minded young jewellery professionals the sector is urgently calling for. With technology, innovation and creativity at its heart, DDA is symbolic of DMCC’s approach to supporting trade, and Dubai’s approach to business more generally,” he added.
Guided by the concept of “Think, Design, Develop, Trade”, the Academy provides both design and manufacturing courses simultaneously. DDA has partnered with Gemvision, a developer of best-in class Computer Aided Design (CAD) technologies, to provide the software and techniques of digital design & manufacturing.
By enrolling at the Academy, graduating students from will also obtain the CAD software license, which enables them to design unique, complex and intricate pieces with precision. To learn more about the DDA, its curriculum and how to register, visit:

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished