GS1 standards have been powering progress for more than 50 years, transforming and simplifying increasingly complex supply chains, increasing business efficiencies and even saving lives. All by simply helping to manage data more effectively.

Whether online, in store, or in a hospital, the common language of GS1 standards is helping our community of thousands of organisations to uniquely identify, describe and track people, products and places everywhere, creating greater trust in data for everyone.

A ruthless focus on our members and their needs – across sectors – means that our support is recognized as a vital part of UAE businesses. GS1 UAE is the only authorised provider of unique GTINs, also known as EAN or UPC barcodes. Our international barcodes are used and accepted by retailers and marketplaces across the world, making it easy to sell your products anywhere.

What We Do

GS1 standards create a common foundation for business by uniquely identifying, accurately capturing and automatically sharing vital information about products, locations, assets and more.

Our Mission, Vision, and Belief

We are driven and governed by our customers, and all our services are provided on a cost recovery basis.


We’re collaborating with government and trade associations to drive adoption of GS1 standards and effect positive change.

Meet our members

Get inspired by some of our member business stories, how they started and found opportunities to grow.


Since 1973, we have opened offices in over 116 countries and amassed more than 2 million members using supply chain standards that make business easier.

Contact Us

The team at GS1 UAE is happy to help you with any questions about GS1.

Meet the GS1 UAE Team

Meet our GS1 UAE team that makes it all possible for your business!

Read our 2021 Annual Report now!

Learn more about the projects and partnerships GS1 UAE has been a part of recently and all the ways in which GS1 standards are making a difference in various industry sectors.

Need a barcode?

Whether you’re selling your products online or in store, it all starts with a GS1 number and barcode