About Verena

Verena Falkner M.A.

Verena Falkner is an cultural scientist, writer, and speaker with a lot of experience and know-how in intercultural exchange. As a philanthropist, she builds bridges with handshake quality.

Having grown up in Austria and Italy and having spent several years in the Gulf States and the Orient, she knows the peculiarities of the different cultures. After returning to Tyrol, Verena specialized in coaching, business training, communication, and etiquette training in the Gulf States with her consultancy. Her book “High Heels on Golden Sand – The Rapid Development of Women in the United Arab Emirates”, published in the 50th founding year of the UAE, is an exciting, informative standard work full of surprising and impressive facts.

The great lover of Arabic and Oriental cuisine is also known as a spice gourmet with cookbooks and spice books and her spice line. Her internationally popular and successful project “Alpine – Oriental Cuisine” includes show cooking in Abu Dhabi, cooking programs on breakfast TV in Azerbaijan, invitations as a guest chef for oriental cuisine in exquisite and noble restaurants, such as by “Saliba” in Hamburg.

Within the framework of the cultural dialogue “Occident – Orient”, which she founded, she provides information about traditions, cultural peculiarities, characteristics and about pioneering women from the Orient.


Master of Arts M.A. (in Intercultural Studies), Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg, Austria

Postgraduate University Diploma in Intercultural Competence with specialization part economy and law, Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg, Austria

Marriage, family and life counsellor (Depth-psychological-analytical oriented studies)

Certified Project Manager

Diploma Programme in Law

Prices, Awards


I had the privileg and the great honor to get a gratitude from HH Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, United Arab Emirates

“With your Giving, the woman remain the spirit of the place throughout time. Our Gratitude for Your Attendance & Excellence in International Women’s Day.”


Chosen as one of the most creative business ideas among Austrian one-person businesses by  ORF III (part of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and presented on the TV programme „Kultur Heute“ on 16 January, 2014. 


One of the winners of the national competition “My One-Person Business – My Video“, held by the WKO (Austrain Economic Chambers).


AACC “Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce “

Austrian Chamber of Commerce

“Deutsche Knigge-Gesellschaft” – German Knigge Association

“Freunde von St. Georgenberg” – Friends of St. Georgenberg

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