In a city where show kitchens in upscale hotel eateries seem to come as standard, Thai Kitchen reminds the tired throng how it should be done, with piles of shining exotic fruit on ice and pristine chefs performing at dinky, distinct show kitchens dotted around an airy space, which doesn’t have two clichés to rub together. In more temperate months, head outside by the calming Creek to experience one of Dubai’s finer al fresco dining options. The motto here is little and often, so order up a storm of delicately flavoured mini-dishes, which stretch far beyond the realms of spring rolls and satay. The place also has one of the best value Friday brunch deals. For an all-inclusive fee, you can order limitless fare, freshly cooked – a salve for those tired of the boozy buffets that characterise Dubai’s weekend kicks.