Dubai Diamond Exchange

Dubai Diamond Exchange

The gateway for the global diamond trade

Located in the iconic Almas Tower, home to over 600 regional and international precious gems companies, the exchange is at the heart of the region’s diamond trade.

The DDE Membership is acquired automatically for all DMCC licensed members that are trading in jewellery, pearls & precious stones; manufacturing precious jewellery and cutting & polishing precious stones. Under the DDE umbrella, DMCC precious stones traders and service providers come together as one globally accepted framework for governance and trade practices. DDE members assume greater trust and access to new markets. The DDE membership is linked to the company’s licensing period, without any additional documentation required.

Trade regulator

As a trade regulator and market maker for diamond and coloured stones businesses, the DDE is the only bourse in the Middle East affiliated with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB). The DDE brings together several large scale initiatives, such as rough and polished diamond tenders and trade benefits for pearls and coloured stones.

Be part of the DDE

DDE membership serves as a mark of distinction, opening doors and allowing access to those active in the diamond trade. The DDE ensures its members have the safety of trading only with reputable companies who adhere to its compliance guidelines and are bound by a strict code of good business practices and ethics.

Benefits of being a member

Benefits of becoming a member of the DDE

Direct access to Almas Tower

Members gain direct access to one of the world’s top diamond hubs through secured entry points. An access card for Almas Tower and the exchange on level 2 is provided. This includes entry to a comprehensive choice of leading diamond companies, industry services and facilitators.

Communications and Networking

Priority notifications of all announcements regarding auctions, tenders and events are sent to all members, keeping you up to date with industry news and trends. Regular networking opportunities, including trade events and coffee clubs ensure members have the chance to interact with industry leaders and peers. The DDE also supports various international events and conferences, such as the Dubai Diamond Conference which is held every two years.

Arbitration and Mediation

The DDE assists with international dispute settlement, helping members find solutions. As a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, the DDE has the authority to arbitrate and resolve disputes for members with verdicts withheld in other WFDB affiliated bourses.

Become a member

Automatic membership

The DDE membership is acquired automatically for all DMCC licensed members that are trading in jewellery, pearls & precious stones; manufacturing precious jewellery and cutting & polishing precious stones. Under the DDE umbrella, DMCC precious stones traders and service providers will come together under one globally accepted framework for governance and trade practices. As a DDE member, your company can expect greater trust and access to new markets. DMCC companies will automatically be provided a DDE membership under the name of the company manager. The DDE membership will be linked to the company’s licensing period, while no additional documentation will be required.


DDE By-laws and Code of Conduct

Click below to download a copy of the By-laws of the Dubai Diamond Exchange and the DDE Code of Conduct in compliance with the WFDB World Federation Code of Conduct (WFCOP)

DDE By-laws DDE Code of Conduct

Contact us for membership

To become a DDE Member, all Non-DMCC registered Licensees, please email


Diamond Exchange facilities

The DDE has exceptional facilities, providing fully equipped trading halls for its members and a complete service environment for everyone in the diamond pipeline.

One stop shop

The DDE, in addition to providing a full range of services to support members in their daily transactions, also houses all ancillary service providers related to the diamond industry. A dedicated team is located in the exchange and committed to assisting members and their guests. Networking and Trade Lounge. Boiling and polishing. Secure transportation. Kimberley Process Office. Insurance and financing partners. Gemological services and education.

Tenders and auctions

The DDE’s tender and auction services play an important role in the Dubai diamond trade, matching the right goods from seller to buyer. The DDE has the optimal infrastructure to host diamond tenders, using state of the art facilities, equipment and personnel to ensure secure, transparent tenders for the benefit of the seller and buyer.

To receive information and participate in the DDE's tenders and auctions, please email commodityservices@dmcc.ae

Secure vaulting

The DDE vault combines a unique location with the highest global security standards for short and long term storage of precious gems and other valuable assets. Designed with security and accessibility in mind, it is housed within the DDE floor, with high-tech security and ultimate convenience. Traders can deposit or withdraw goods using a fully automated robotic vault in complete privacy and comfort.

To learn more please email commodityservices@dmcc.ae