10 THINGS FOR 2019

Cosmopolitan Middle East - - BUCKET LIST EDITION -

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.

MED­I­TATE

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.

Eat clean

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

MOVE IT!

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.

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