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Moderne Teaspoons Set in 24kt Gold-plated Stainless Steel
Moderne Teaspoons Set in 24kt Gold-plated Stainless Steel
Entertain in style with these ultra-luxe teaspoons from Australian artist and designer Cristina Re. Made from premium quality stainless steel and plated in luxurious 24kt gold, this exquisite set is durable and made to last. Coordinate with other accessories from the collection to bring an air of sophistication to your tea ritual.
AED175.-
Ounass
Moderne Cake Forks Set in 24kt Gold-plated Stainless Steel
Moderne Cake Forks Set in 24kt Gold-plated Stainless Steel
These elegant cake forks from Australian artist and designer Cristina Re will add a hint of opulence to your tea ritual. Made from premium quality stainless steel and plated in luxurious 24kt gold, this set is durable and made to last. Coordinate with other accessories from the collection for the full effect.
AED175.-
Ounass
Tarateesh Teacup & Saucer Gift Box, Set of 2
Tarateesh Teacup & Saucer Gift Box, Set of 2
Surprise a loved one or elevate your collection with the Tarateesh Teacup & Saucer Gift Box. Crafted in porcelain, the pair of teacups come with printed saucers adorned with the wish "Sahtain wa Afiah" or "Bon Appétit" in Thuluth calligraphy. This set is presented in a magnetic gift box wrapped with a black satin ribbon and makes the perfect accompaniment to a stylish tea ritual.
AED200.-
Ounass
Sarb Catchall Tray
Sarb Catchall Tray
A thoughtful gift, this trinket tray by Silsal is perfect for holding jewellery or knick-knacks. Crafted from porcelain, it is adorned with a colourful pattern, created using one feather from each of the Arabian Peninsula’s most beloved birds – the BulBul, Hoopoe, Falcon, European Goldfinch, Bee-Eater and Rock Pigeon. Finished with 22kt gold detailing and presented in a signature Silsal box, this exquisite piece makes a thoughtful gift for loved ones.
AED70.-
Ounass
Goldy Placemat, 34 x 47cm
Goldy Placemat, 34 x 47cm
Elevate the tabletop at any gathering with this opulent yet practical placemat by Togas. The design is printed with a gold pattern on an easily wiped PVC surface. Place beneath white china for a luxe effect.
AED75.-
Ounass
Flamingo Mug
Flamingo Mug
This porcelain mug by Silsal is sure to bring a pop of colour to your coffee ritual. Decorated with flamingo motifs and gold-tone accents, it has a luxe yet fun aesthetic that's sure to be a conversation starter. It comes beautifully packaged in a branded box with a satin ribbon, making it perfect for gifting on special occasions.
AED75.-
Ounass
Tawfiq & Najah Coasters, Set of Six
Tawfiq & Najah Coasters, Set of Six
The Tawfiq & Najah Coaster Set showcases various Middle Eastern typeforms that have been a key inspiration to Kashida's designers. Beautifully crafted in gold-tone metal, the calligraphy renditions of Arabic words for success bring a stylish touch to the coffee table. The refined design makes these a wonderful gift for a loved one or business associate.
AED185.-
Ounass
Regular Sahtein Bowl
Regular Sahtein Bowl
The distinctive design of Kashida's Sahtein Bowl makes it as much a conversation starter as a decorative piece or serving tray. The polished bowl is made from stainless steel and reads 'Sahtein', Arabic for 'bon appetit'. Enjoy the versatile piece, whether using it as decor or for dining.
AED395.-
Ounass
Provenzale Rock Glass Tumbler, Set of 6
Provenzale Rock Glass Tumbler, Set of 6
Accent the elegance of your dining table with Zafferano's Provenzale Tumbler Set. Crafted in glass by expert artisans, each one is carefully embellished with swirling floral relief motifs. The result is a sumptuously textured design that will charm guests when used to serve refreshments at family gatherings and dinner parties.
AED414.-
Ounass
Multi-Colour Medium Calla Lily Bowl
Multi-Colour Medium Calla Lily Bowl
Enjoy everyday moments this with contemporary yet romantic bowl from Michael Aram's Calla Lily Flower-inspired collection. It is skillfully crafted from polished stainless steel and finished in gold-tone lily curved along the edge of the bowl. Use it to store fresh fruits.
AED1,050.-
Ounass
Metamorphosis Coasters, Set of 6
Metamorphosis Coasters, Set of 6
Capturing the beauty of fluid shapes through its eye-catching detailing, the Metamorphosis Coasters Set will complete both relaxed breakfasts and dinner parties. The set reflects on effortless beauty, with a curved accent spelling out ‘Khayr’ updating its acrylic composition. The coasters will bring an uplifting, vibrant feel to minimal interiors.
AED175.-
Ounass
Kunooz Cake Stand With Cover
Kunooz Cake Stand With Cover
Perfectly realised in porcelain, the Kunooz Cake Stand from Silsal is a striking piece adorned with a seamless fusion of Mesopotamian botanical motifs, East African geometry and Ottoman calligraphy. An elegant choice for dinner parties, it is ideal to become the showpiece of any dessert table.
AED425.-
Ounass
Filante Glass Tumbler, Set of 6
Filante Glass Tumbler, Set of 6
Subtle hues and texture imbue the Zafferano Filiante Tumbler Set with refined charm. Masterfully crafted by expert artisans, they are blown from "half-tint" glass with linear relief patterning wrapping around the circumference. Visually pleasing and tactile, they will be a sophisticated complement to both traditional and modern table settings.
AED474.-
Ounass
Metamorphosis Tea Cups, Set of 6
Metamorphosis Tea Cups, Set of 6
Embracing Kashida's artistic inspirations, the Metamorphosis tea cup set is an elegant addition to homes. Delicate porcelain provides the perfect base for the cups' intricately painted accents. Uplift afternoon teas with the design's vibrant aesthetic.
AED375.-
Ounass
Golden Orchid Mini Decorative Tray
Golden Orchid Mini Decorative Tray
The Michael Aram Gold Orchid Mini Decorative Tray offers the perfect harmony of timeless appeal and modern elegance for your home. Crafted in stainless steel, this tray is intricately decorated with orchid flowers and will make a graceful addition to all table settings.
AED540.-
Ounass
Rosalinde Mug, 350ml
Rosalinde Mug, 350ml
Bjørn Wiinblad’s fairytale world has been re-interpreted to create a delightful new collection for the home. The Rosalinde mug features a beautiful, hand-applied portrait of a woman's face – the motif the artist was known for. The lovely porcelain mug makes for a beautiful addition to table settings, forming a fine palette of colours together with your other porcelain, and is a decorative, colourful feature on open shelves when not in use.
AED79.-
Ounass
Mirror Mugs Gift Box Set
Mirror Mugs Gift Box Set
A thoughtful gift or luxury treat for quiet moments at home, the Gift Box of Mirror Teacups brings a moment of luxury. Decorated with a vibrant geometric print, the cups are finished with gleaming 22kt gold trim.
AED85.-
Ounass
Hubb Catchall Tray in Porcelain
Hubb Catchall Tray in Porcelain
Practical with a dash of elegance, the Hubb catchall tray will make a lavish housewarming gift. It's crafted from porcelain with monochrome stripes and intricate calligraphy, while its compact size will hold keys, jewellery and other trinkets. Display the tray on a sideboard or dressing table to keep belongings within easy reach.
AED55.-
Ounass
Kunooz Large Engraved Faux Leather Tray
Kunooz Large Engraved Faux Leather Tray
Adds a touch of luxury to any table with Silsal's Kunooz Engraved Faux Leather Tray. Crafted from faux leather, this sleek and beautifully engraved tray with sturdy handles can be used to serve canapes or drinks on special occasions, or to display a curated selection of your favorite things.
AED500.-
Ounass
Provenzale Rock Glass Tumbler, Set of 6
Provenzale Rock Glass Tumbler, Set of 6
Accent the elegance of your dining table with Zafferano's Provenzale Tumbler Set. Crafted in glass by expert artisans, each one is carefully embellished with swirling floral relief motifs. The result is a sumptuously textured design that will charm guests when used to serve refreshments at family gatherings and dinner parties.
AED414.-
Ounass
Maghrebi Mug
Maghrebi Mug
A classic white porcelain mug is reinvented with distinctive Maghrebi calligraphy, which reads "Al-Joud, Al-Siha, Al-Karam", meaning "Generosity, Health and Kindness". The contemporary design is finished with a rainbow of accents and glyphs.
AED50.-
Ounass
Sarb Acrylic Tray
Sarb Acrylic Tray
Add a touch of luxury to your coffee table with the Sarb tray. Made in acrylic, the piece is decorated with the collection's signature motif, inspired by some of the most beloved birds of the Arabian Peninsula. Match with other pieces from the collection for a more cohesive look when entertaining guests.
AED275.-
Ounass
Rosalinde Mug, 350ml
Rosalinde Mug, 350ml
Bjørn Wiinblad’s fairytale world has been re-interpreted to create a delightful new collection for the home. The Rosalinde mug features a beautiful, hand-applied portrait of a woman's face – the motif the artist was known for. The lovely porcelain mug makes for a beautiful addition to table settings, forming a fine palette of colours together with your other porcelain, and is a decorative, colourful feature on open shelves when not in use.
AED79.-
Ounass
Heart of Gold Catchall Tray
Heart of Gold Catchall Tray
A sweet party favour or a thoughtful gift for loved ones, this catchall tray by Silsal is perfect for holding keys, trinkets or jewellery. Crafted from porcelain, it’s emblazoned with a heart in a glittering gold hue and embellished with the words "Ya Omri", or "My Life", in flowing Arabic calligraphy. It's finished with a cool monochromatic striped rim for a stylish, contemporary look.
AED55.-
Ounass
White Large Swan Bowl
White Large Swan Bowl
Sculpted and finished entirely by hand, L'Objet's Swan Bowl will be an exquisite artistic addition to a table scape. It's designed with a white Limoges porcelain finish that is unmistakably modern, enhanced with the hand-gilded 24kt gold detailing for an opulent twist. It's perfect for everyday and special occasion settings alike.
AED2,775.-
Ounass
Perle Glass Big Bowl
Perle Glass Big Bowl
Zafferano's exceptional attention to fine details lends a refined finish to the Perle Bowl Set. Designed by Federico de Majo, it's made by the brand's master artisans using traditional techniques to create an exquisite interplay between transparent and vitreous glass. The delicate design will be a charming complement to any style of silverware.
AED596.-
Ounass
Mirrors Emerald Cake Stand
Mirrors Emerald Cake Stand
Perfectly realised in porcelain, the Mirrors Emerald Cake Stand from Silsal is a striking piece adorned with deconstructed geometric patterns in shades of emerald, green and 22-karat gold-plating. An elegant choice for dinner parties, it's ideal to become the showpiece of any dessert table.
AED275.-
Ounass
Mirrors Emerald Green Tea Cups Gift Box, Set of Two
Mirrors Emerald Green Tea Cups Gift Box, Set of Two
Packed in a signature Silsal gift box, this pair of Mirrors Emerald Green Tea Cups is sure to make a statement. Crafted in porcelain, the cups feature a deconstructed geometric pattern in shades of emerald green and gold for an opulent finish. The elegant packaging makes it a perfect housewarming or special occasion gift for loved ones.
AED150.-
Ounass
Kunooz Tea Cups, Set of 6
Kunooz Tea Cups, Set of 6
Elevate your teatime ritual with these exquisite Kunooz tea cups by Silsal. The fluted istikanah glasses are accompanied by exquisitely crafted porcelain saucers decorated with Mesopotamian botanical motifs, East African geometry and Ottoman calligraphy. Presented in an elegant gift box, these would make a wonderful housewarming present for friends and family.
AED475.-
Ounass
Sarb Cake Stand in Porcelain
Sarb Cake Stand in Porcelain
Adorned with a colourful pattern, created using one feather from each of the Arabian Peninsula’s most beloved birds – the BulBul, Hoopoe, Falcon, European Goldfinch, Bee-Eater and Rock Pigeon – this striking cake stand is finished with lustrous 22kt gold detail. Elegant and eye-catching, it makes a stunning centrepiece at any afternoon tea or on special occasions.
AED275.-
Ounass

About Tableware

Because a tableware is something that you will be using on a daily basis, and even for special occasions, choosing a set is a huge thing. You have to select a set that you can use to serve the morning cereal to a full-fledged ceremonial dinner.  

A dinnerware should meet half a dozen different criteria. Not only should they be pleasing to look at, but also convenient to handle and most of all serve food. There are also so many varieties of materials, shapes, and designs to choose from. You should also know how they feel on the hands, how heavy they are, and how long they will stay brand new for you to choose one over the other. This guide will tell you everything you need to know before you shop for them. As having a better understanding of the product will help you make better purchase decisions, there is no doubt that this is going to be helpful for you. 

beginner’s guide to tableware 

There is no getting around the fact that tableware is a must have in any home. You can make your tableware collection big or small, you must have it. Similarly, there are a variety of different types of tableware out there. So, before shopping for tableware, you should be familiar with the different types of materials and finishes that are used in their making. If you know what the pros and cons of each of them are, you can easily decide on which one to buy.  

Ceramics dinnerware sets  

Many people think of ceramics as a one particular type of material. But that is not true. Instead, manufacturers use many different types of materials to make ceramic tableware. The most common type of ceramics includes Bone China, Porcelain and stoneware. Although Chinas and Porcelain are used interchangeably by the common people, there are some significant differences between the two. The major difference is in the composition. As the name implies, Bone China material uses bone ash in its composition. This adds to the strength of the tableware. Bone China sets are also more expensive than regular porcelain dishes. 

Different types of glazes 

Glazing is the protective coating on the ceramic crockery sets. It is this coating that protects the inner side of the ceramics from water and other liquids. This ensures that the tableware retains its strength even after numerous rounds of use. Glazes on these vessels are always thick and hard. The thickness of the glaze is responsible for a quarter of the thickness of the finished ceramics. There are two types of glazes: matte and glossy. Because of the porous nature of matte glaze, it tends to trap liquids and small food particles. This results in the slow deterioration of the surface in the long run. Matte glazes are also harder to clean.  

Milk glass crockery set 

This is a type of glass that is opaque and white in its texture. Apart from the usual method of blowing to shape this glass, pressing also works on this as they are thicker. When you compare milk glass to regular silica glass, the former has more strength. The benefit of this type of material is that they can produce some really good-looking tableware. But they do not stand the test of durability. For that reason, vitrelle glass has taken the place of milk glass. Both of them a similar texture and workability. Vitrelle glass is more durable and also lightweight. 

Mugs, cups and saucers 

In order to complete a set of tableware, you also need mugs and teacups. The difference between mugs and teacups is that mugs are more formal. Also, teacups always come with a matching set of saucers as well. But that doesn't mean you always have to stick to one particular style. These days people allow a great deal of flexibility while choosing between mugs and teacups and saucers. It is also wise to keep a full set of both of these to be on the safer side. Regardless of whether it is a mug or a teacup, it should have a comfortable handle and a wide enough diameter so that a person can comfortably drink out of it.

Tips on buying the right type of tableware

Before you commit to a set of tableware, you have to make sure that you are getting the best possible ones. Once you have a set, it will be hard for you to part from them. And because tableware is generally expensive, you don't want to end up with something that you only like halfheartedly. But choosing the right one is not difficult if you know what to look for in them. Here are a few tips that you can follow when you are shopping for tableware. 
  • Balancing the weight- Depending on the material and thickness of the tableware, the weight of the tableware varies significantly. A tableware should not be too lightweight, nor should it be too heavy. If it is too light, it will be difficult to eat from while keeping it from moving around on the table. On the other hand, if it is too heavy, it will be difficult for you to handle. 
  • Consider the size and shape- You have to think about your eating habits while choosing the shape of your tableware. For reference, compare it to the ones that you are already using. That way, if you think that the one you have at home is too small, you can go for a larger set, or vice versa. Also consider the sizes of your spoons and knives.  
  • Choosing a plate- The main determining factor when it comes to buying a set of plates is its capacity. Even if two different types of plates have the same overall diameter, their capacities can differ depending on the width of the rim. As the rim gets wider, the capacity reduces. If you want more space on your plate for large servings, it is better to go for those with narrow trims.  
  • Getting the bowls right- Bowls come in many different styles and sizes. There are shallow pasta bowls, deep rice bowls, etc. You should choose a type of bowl that you would be using more commonly for. Cereal bowls are more versatile than soup bowls. They are also more ideal for casual settings. But if you want to eat a bowl of cheerios, deeper ones are more convenient. 
Design also plays a huge role in the usability of tableware. Some of them have extensive and intricate trim designs that are suitable for entertaining guests for special occasions but are impractical for everyday use. If you are buying a set for day to day use, it is better to stick with minimalistic or outright plane designs. Apart from these, don't forget to check out other great products from Home & Living.

Question & Answer

What are the 4 classifications of tableware? 

Traditionally tableware is classified into four different categories. They are serving ware, dinnerware, silverware, and glassware. Each of them represents the different areas of use of these items. The category of serve ware comprises all the bowls, casseroles, pots, spoons, and ladles that have the primary purpose of serving the food. Dinnerware mainly represents plates that people directly eat from. The next up in the line is silverware, which is basically the cutlery. They are also called flatware. And as you can guess, drinkware represents the remaining portion of items that are common to a dinner table.  

What is stoneware? 

Stoneware is a certain type of ceramic. But unlike earthenware, stoneware undergoes high levels of heating in order to make them stronger and durable. Manufacturers sometimes add a mixture of glasses to its composition to improve the strength. They are usually heavier than other types of ceramics such as porcelain or Bone China and are available with fine detailing and a wide variety of textures and finishes. The most common use for stoneware is for casual day to day settings. 

What is tableware made from? 

Tableware is available in a wide range of materials. The most common type of tableware are ceramic ones. The term ceramics is a broad category and there are further divisions within it. Ceramics are also the most popular choice for them because they are basically a different form of pottery. Ceramic vessels tend to be safe with all kinds of food and drinks. Then there is glassware. Different types of glassware include those made of milk glass, silica glass, and vitrelle glass. Out of these vitrelle glass is the best material for table ware as they are durable and good looking at the same time. At the lower end there are melaware, which is hard plastic, and enamelware.  

Where to buy tableware online? 

If you are looking to buy ceramics tableware online in the UAE, look no further as you are in the right place. You will find anything from cheap tableware for weddings to the best tableware and cutlery on Shops.ae. Look for the types of set you want using our shopping search engine. This will also help you compare the prices and features of different sets against each other and select the best one among them.   There are more than 500 shops and brands offering tableware here on Shops.ae. These include popular brands like OneidaRoyalAmscanArgon TablewareAardvark Straws, and International Silver. Explore collections from shops like NewchicLifestyleMenakartMamas & PapasTryano and more.