Where do you like to hang out in Dubai when you’re not at work? I like to walk through the Marina.
What’s your top tip for visitors to Dubai? A top tip for visitors would be to make sure you know the directions to where you’re going before you get in the cab. Also, exchange your money at the airport so you have local currency on you. One thing I’ve actually gotten to do since I’ve been here that I’ve never done before is ridden a camel. That was a lot of fun.
How would you describe Dubai to people who haven’t visited? Dubai, to me, is a mix between Las Vegas and New York. There’s sand everywhere, but it also has towering skyscrapers and a big city vibe. It’s very hot and from what I hear, it’s only going to get hotter. I haven’t been here for summer yet, so we’ll see how that goes.
What career journey did you take before Catch Dubai? My career journey started in El Paso, TX, at a local restaurant, and has taken me on a culinary adventure through six different countries, including Japan, Mexico, and the Bahamas. I’ve held several positions within the kitchen ranks and most recently I was residing in New York City as the Executive Chef for a global brand.
Why should Time Out readers try Catch Dubai? Time Out readers need to try Catch Dubai because in my opinion, it’s the best seafood in town. We have a new concept that hasn’t been tried out here and the vibe we bring from the States, specifically the meatpacking district in New York City, is second to none. It’s a fun and exciting place to enjoy good company and a great meal.
What’s the best thing about dining at Catch Dubai? The best thing about dining at Catch is how it makes you feel. The food, the room and atmosphere, and the way the staff brings it all together. As I mentioned before, the vibe in the place is amazing and it makes for a great experience.
What’s your dish recommendation at Catch Dubai? My personal favorite dish is the fried rice. We prepare it a unique way and it’s a must order dish.