Ideal for a low-key night with a mate, date or colleague, Thai Chi boasts one of the most serene, and tucked-away settings on Dubai’s Asian eating scene. Complete with bubbling brooks, (slightly slippery) bridges, myriad glowing tea lights and Wafi’s leafy surrounds, the vibe – and the generous space between tables – encourages you to feel as calm and open as practisers of that ancient Chinese slow exercise, Tai Chi, that the eatery’s name puns. The more oblique reason for the moniker, of course, is the content of the menu, which veers between both Thai and Chinese cuisine. Both are done well – although we lean towards the Thai choices: while the red curry is fiery and flavourful, the gar hor bai toey (chicken in rice parcels) is tremendously tender. Service, meanwhile is friendly and thoughtful, especially if the vast space is quieter (usually on week nights). Tip: head there on a Saturday and enjoy the strumming and songs floating over from Wafi’s weekly live music night, Peanut Butter Jam.