10 THINGS FOR 2019
GO BUNGEE JUMPING
If dangling by a thread miles up in the sky is your thing, or if you’re absolutely terrified of heights, then go ahead, defy gravity and go bungee jumping at Gravity Zone! Get your adrenaline pumping by dropping down 50 metres from the sky either by yourself or with an experienced instructor. Don’t worry, you most likely won’t fall and crash. Visit Power Play Football Centre, Meydan Road, Dubai.
Jump off a plane
Why fall for boys when you can fall into the clouds? Start the year with a giant leap of faith. Literally. At Sky Dive Dubai, you can freefall into the sun-kissed skies amongst the stunning aerial views of either the Arabian Desert or the Palm Jumeirah. Not for the faint hearted, so proceed with caution. Visit skydivedubai.ae.
STASH THAT CASH
Even the smartest of us have trouble keeping our wallets zipped and our credit cards at arm’s length. This only gets worse during the holiday season where your wallet is the splitting image of an empty Danish cookie box. With apps such as Chime and Honey, you might be able to save more than just a few bucks and feel richer by the end of the year. Chime and Honey are available to download on iOS and Android.
There’s nothing like kick-starting the year with a bit of mindfulness. Meditation is absolutely key. There are a number of places in Dubai to get you started. Kintsugi, home to the city’s only Zen Salt room, is great. Or you can attend a Mindfulness Meditation workshop at Illuminations JLT to get your therapeutic fix. Visit kintsugidubai.com and illuminations.ae.
Get your beauty-licious fix
Getting your hands on the best beauty goodies out there is just what you need to feel fabulous in 2019. Team Cosmo is obsessed with Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer, Huda Beauty Bullet Lipsticks, the Glow Recipe Avocado Sleeping Mask and Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paints. Find them all at Sephora.ae
GO ON AN ADVENTURE
In desperate need of a getaway from all the craziness at work? Set your sights on the green city of Al Ain where you can drive into the mountains, explore the oasis and even go kayaking and surfing! Looking for something further away? Camping under the stars in Hatta may be just what you need.
CATCH SOME ZZZZZZ
If your regular playlist or teddy bear isn’t helping you get those zzz’s, maybe apps like the Calm App or Headspace can be of help! Fall asleep like a baby listening to calming tracks, sounds and sleep stories that will transport you into a deep and wonderful happy land. Download Calm and Headspace on iOS and Android.
We love ourselves some McDonalds every now and then (drool) but maybe it’s time to actually start eating right. There are plenty of healthy alternatives to all your fave dishes right here in Dubai. Comptoir 102 is an amazing café for anyone want to eat clean. Freedom Pizza has some great guiltless pizza with a cauliflower crust that sounds simply divine, and you can even get some customised meal planning done at Kcal! Visit comptoir102.com, freedompizza.ae and kcalextra.com
So you’ve devoured more than a few Christmas cookies and cakes. No judgement, they’re mind blowingly delicious. With the right workout, you’ll be back to your summer bod in no time!
But if you’re as lazy as I am, places like Barry’s Bootcamp, Flywheel and Urban Yoga can make those dreaded workouts feel a lot less draining and much more fun.