“Tia Takes” is all about the adventures I take after the work day is finished. I feel that a lot of times there is a stigma with living in the Middle East and I want to dispel those feelings or thoughts by sharing my super, wonderful and exciting experiences.
This episode of Tia Takes lands us in Abu Dhabi at one of the hottest spring parties: JS Entertainments “White Out” event.
JS Entertainments founder James Simmons host a plethora of events throughout the year appealing to a wide variety of interest. His events include but aren’t limited to Paint & Sips, Friday nightlife experiences, themed events and much more. I have had the privilege of getting to know James Simmons as we both are PE teachers. James was one of the few people who helped me get acclimated to the way of living here in Abu Dhabi before I moved and during my transition. He was gracious enough to let me interview him for this installment of “Tia Takes”. I think that he is an awesome person and without his entertainment group, I would not have been able to experience Abu Dhabi the way that I have thus far. So keep scrolling and reading to find out more from the face of JS Entertainment, James Simmons.
JS Entertainment was created 3 years ago (April 2014) to bring themed events to Western expats in the UAE. It initially started as an end of the school year event. The event was so successful that I decided to continue promoting events.
What made you create the White Out?
Doing a White Out party never really crossed my mind. A friend of mine was working at Emirates Palace and he introduced me to the owner of club Etoiles. The owner called me and asked me to meet with him. He wanted me to come up with a weekly concept to fill his slow nights at his club. We met inside Etoiles and as soon as I walked in and saw the large glass windows, all white furniture, and a stainless steel bar, it just hit me…..this would be an amazing venue to have an all white day party. The rest is history!
This past Friday (April 28th, 2017) was our 3rd annual White Out Day Party and we have seen this event grow so much over the past three years.
What is the most exciting part of hosting the white party?
I would say for me the most exciting part is to see the build up of excitement leading up to the event within the expat community. No matter what time of year people will always have questions or comments about the white party. It makes me feel proud that I could host an event that for one night we can bring so many expats together, dress nice, and have a great time.
Trying to keep 100% of your guests happy all the time. You know that it will never happen but you strive to get as close as possible and you hope your guests can see your effort to make their experience an amazing one.
What can we expect from JS Entertainment in the near future?
You can expect some new and exciting themed events coming soon!
What else would you like us to know about JS Entertainment?
JS Entertainment is always looking for innovative ways to be creative and carry out a great theme to leave our guests with a memorable experience. Over our 3 years of existence, we hope that we have provided lasting memories to expats and others that have attended our events. Moving forward we look to try new ideas and themes to push the envelope of creativity and bring our guest a unique experience.
I just want to end this post by offering a special thank you to James Simmons. Thank you for creating wonderful experiences for myself and others here in Abu Dhabi. I wish you the best success in all of your endeavors and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!
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