General Manager, Catch Abu Dhabi
Hi Claus! Tell us three things that set Catch Abu Dhabi apart from its competitors…
There are many reasons that set Catch apart from its competitors. Mainly, Catch is a stunning venue,with a super-stylish dining room, an incredible outdoor terrace overlooking the sea and a swanky rooftop bar which leaves you instantly mesmerised.
Second, the restaurant’s interior design is built around a coastal and maritime style that you usually see in decor magazines but never visit. With its open floor plan, and windows all around, it gives you a welcoming light and cosy theme and, of course, great views of the sea.
Last but by no means the least, in the dining area it features a long communal wooden table that directly overlooks the kitchen and chefs
preparing sushi, not to mention that we have a gorgeous 20” x 46” inch screen that displays short videos of major cities around the world – guests absolutely love it and stay longer to watch the story unfold.
What are your favourite cultural hotspots in Abu Dhabi and why?
On my days off, I usually prefer to go to Saadiyat Beach for the daytime to get some sun and make sure to top up on my vitamin D. Other days I like to just have a long walk around Marassi, and the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. When it’s quiet, I have time and space to reflect on life and what my next steps will be professionally and personally. Most of my evenings, I spend with close friends and go around Abu Dhabi to try and test new places that have opened up, making competitor analysis. For me, friends and family are very important. There’s nothing better in life for me than having a nice glass of wine, good food and talking about life.
Share with us some of your professional goals for the rest of 2019…
This is my first time working with the official title of GM, having worked the last two years in Dubai for Meraas as acting GM. So, it’s important for me to grow in my current position and perform at my best. I want to be not only a success at the role of manager, but also as a mentor, which is very important for me. My goal in regards to Catch is to maintain its leading position as best seafood restaurant and increase its current profitability and success.