Things to do on February 26:
Celebrate the Time Out Nightlife Awards: With UK celebrity and former Culture Club lead singer Boy George on the DJ decks, expect a memorable after-party following our annual awards ceremony, which names Dubai’s best bars, clubs, DJs, bands and lots, lots more.
Free (reservations required). 10pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Learn Chinese: These beginners’ courses are designed for those travelling to China who want to learn a few handy phrases to get by with.
Dhs498. 5pm-7pm. Dubai Knowledge Village, www.meetup.com/dubai-china-nights (052 931 8856).
Marvel at five decades of art: This mixed-media retrospective from the NYC-based Palestinian artist Samia Halaby demonstrates her belief that art should progress at the same rate as technological innovations.
Free. Until April 30. Ayyam Gallery, Aserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Go retro at Mahiki: Resident DJ Adam will be spinning commercial classics from the 1980s and 1990s at the city’s famous tiki-themed nightspot.
Free (reservations recommended). 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
Have a picnic at the polo: Take a picnic down to Arabian Ranches and enjoy world class polo action as some of the best international teams play for the Dubai Polo Gold Cup.
Dhs150. 2.30pm. Until March 14. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.dubaipologoldcup.com.