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Welcome to The HUNTR 2.0: A letter from our founder

Hello. My name is Holly and I am the founder of The HUNTR. I started this platform around five years ago when I saw a gap for an authentic city guide servicing the region and its homegrown gems, curious tastemakers, epicureans, and adventurers. What started off as a casual hobby, quickly became “more of a thing”…

Because in a sweet tale of passion and hardwork colliding with a little sprinkle of ‘good timing’, as The HUNTR launched, Dubai and the UAE’s homegrown lifestyle, cultural and F&B scenes basically exploded. Every week we had more and more to cover. It was such an exciting time, and the region continues to be a very exciting place to live, work, play, and start a business.

A couple of years into it, when the Dubai Media Office contacted me to ask The HUNTR to collaborate with them on a special project and the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi followed soon after, I realized that we were having a real impact. It made me proud and happy. Because I am driven and motivated by sharing good things with good people. That’s how this whole thing started – as a fashion/media insider back in the day, I was always being asked where to go for breakfast/lunch/dinner/culture/the latest so-and-so. And I created The HUNTR to fill this need that I and my friends had for one trusted resource

Throughout our journey, we have never monetized in the traditional way that influencers/media do. We’ve never run a paid post or a paid review (though there have been many invitations.) It hasn’t felt right for us. We’ve pretty much been operating revenue-free for the last five years and put our focus on creating a community that trusts and loves us. And here we are, with The HUNTR 2.0…

What has led to this new era for The HUNTR can be perfectly surmised in the quote: “If you are not paying for the product, you are the product.” It has reached the stage that in order to sustain this platform we need to start generating revenue. We’re not going to do that by making you the product (and selling your attention to third parties) and instead, we are inviting you to invest a small amount of your hard-earned money to join us as a HUNTR member…

For those of you that decide to join us, I can tell you that we don’t take this honour lightly. We’ve spent many months creating the very best website that we could for you. I hope that you are going to love the new features that we have created for you… The Findr gives you the opportunity to match with your perfect spot over and over again. The Map offers a pretty cool way to find places nearby and we are super excited to be launching with no less than 40+ amazing HUNTR perks. These perks are all going to give you your membership fee back and more, and make exploring this amazing country and its incredible places a little more exciting and easy. There’s also the Hitlist function, which enables you to save anything on the website to a private and uniquely-yours list. Plus we are working on a bounty of other exciting new things because our mission is to make you happy, keep you as a member and help you live your very best life. We’ve got you.

Thanks for your time and support, it means the world to us and I hope we have the honour of serving you as a HUNTR member soon.

Peace and love, 

Holly & The entire HUNTR team


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